Cognizant Cited as a Leader in North American Applications Outsourcing Services by Independent Research Firm

    Cognizant Cited as a Leader in North American Applications Outsourcing
                    Services by Independent Research Firm

Cognizant Received Among the Highest Scores for its Vision and Value
Proposition for Applications Outsourcing, Vision for Emerging Technologies,
Strategy for Partnership and Innovation, and Client Reference Scores

PR Newswire

TEANECK, N.J., Jan. 30, 2014

TEANECK, N.J., Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) today
announced it was named a "Leader" in "The Forrester Wave™: North American
Applications Outsourcing Services, Q1 2014," published January 21, 2014, by
Forrester Research Inc.

Cognizant was among the select companies invited to participate in this
Forrester Wave evaluation. The report evaluated and scored Cognizant on the
basis of a comprehensive methodology across 41 criteria relating to Current
Offering, Strategy, and Market Presence. Read the full report here.

Cognizant received the highest score in the "Strategy" category that measured
each service provider's overall strategy around its client value proposition
and view toward the future of applications outsourcing, vision for managed
outcome relationships, strategy for continuous improvement, and vision for
improved delivery through the leverage of intellectual property. Cognizant
also received among the highest scores in the "Client Reference Scores"
sub-category that measured customer satisfaction.

"Cognizant, more than any other applications outsourcing supplier, blends
effective account management with customer advocacy while empowering
decentralized decision-making," the report stated. "Stability at the top has
helped Cognizant stay the course. Cognizant is a solid fit across the spectrum
of applications outsourcing services, especially for customers in North

"With consumer technology expectations rapidly making way into the enterprise
landscape, we are helping our clients achieve higher service levels and new
operational efficiencies, while building adaptable platforms for the new
social and mobile enterprise," said Rajeev Mehta, Chief Executive Officer for
IT Services at Cognizant. "In enabling clients to balance cost, complexity and
capacity more effectively, our focus is on helping them to not just "run
better" by driving incremental improvements in performance, but also "run
different" by laying the ground for innovation-driven growth and value
creation. Staying relevant for tomorrow's marketplace requires challenging
businesses today."

About Cognizant
Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) is a leading provider of information technology,
consulting, and business process outsourcing services, dedicated to helping
the world's leading companies build stronger businesses. Headquartered in
Teaneck, New Jersey (U.S.), Cognizant combines a passion for client
satisfaction, technology innovation, deep industry and business process
expertise, and a global, collaborative workforce that embodies the future of
work. With over 50 delivery centers worldwide and approximately 166,400
employees as of September 30, 2013, Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100,
the S&P 500, the Forbes Global 2000, and the Fortune 500 and is ranked among
the top performing and fastest growing companies in the world. Visit us online
at or follow us on Twitter: Cognizant.

Forward-Looking Statements
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Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, the accuracy of which are
necessarily subject to risks, uncertainties, and assumptions as to future
events that may not prove to be accurate. Factors that could cause actual
results to differ materially from those expressed or implied include general
economic conditions and the factors discussed in our most recent Form 10-K and
other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Cognizant
undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements,
whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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