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Cognizant Named a 2018 Partner of the Year by Pivotal
Award Recognizes Cognizant's Digital Engineering Expertise in Delivering At-Scale Cloud-Native Enterprise App Transformation

TEANECK, N.J., Oct. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Cognizant (Nasdaq: CTSH) today announced it has been named "2018 Systems Integrator of the Year for Application Scale" by Pivotal Software, Inc. (NYSE: PVTL), a leading cloud-native platform provider for building enterprise software.

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The award, presented at Pivotal's SpringOne Platform conference, recognizes Cognizant for its at-scale enterprise application transformation expertise, and investment in training digital engineers on Pivotal Cloud Foundry® for developing software used by clients in industries such as banking, insurance, healthcare and telecommunications.

"I am delighted to announce that Cognizant has received the Systems Integrator Partner of the Year for Application Scale award," said Nick Cayou, Vice President of Global Ecosystem, Pivotal Software. "This award recognizes a partner who has driven customer application modernization at scale using Pivotal's offerings."

West Corporation, a global provider of communication and network infrastructure services, is among the clients who have transformed their enterprise software applications working with Cognizant. "West Corporation chose Cognizant to enable our teams, in all geographies, within our Pivotal ecosystem. This platform re-engineering work, tightly tied to our transformation and modernization efforts, is critical to improving product development efficiency, time-to-market and ever-better quality in the voice and data services we are delivering to our customers," said Thomas Squeo, Chief Technology Officer, West Corporation. "We bet on Cognizant with confidence because of their client-centric approach and demonstrated success in delivering digital engineering at scale."

"Enterprises across industries are approaching digital transformation with a sense of urgency – and they can't succeed in transforming at velocity and scale without the agility and efficiency gained through modern software engineering," said Gajen Kandiah, President, Cognizant Digital Business. "Moving to scalable cloud-native platforms can speed innovation, eliminate costs, unlock business value, and improve customer experiences. We are a trusted partner in the journey, helping clients work in a whole new way on a whole new scale by combining our deep industry knowledge with rich digital engineering resources and expertise on developing and transforming enterprise apps on the Pivotal Cloud Foundry platform."

Kandiah continued, "Pivotal Cloud Foundry is especially appealing because it provides portability for clients across multiple cloud-native platforms. It is also a powerful enabler for structured, risk-mitigated application migration, while at the same time, the workhorse on which to build new enterprise and consumer apps. Developers can focus on business value and be at ease about the rest of the process. We're delighted Pivotal is recognizing our efforts with the 2018 Systems Integrator of the Year for Application Scale award, and look forward to our continued collaboration."

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About Pivotal
Pivotal combines our cloud-native platform, developer tools and unique methodology to help the world's largest companies transform the way they build and run their most important applications. Our technology is used by Global 2000 companies to achieve strategic advantages in software development and IT operations. Learn more at

About West Corporation
West Corporation is a leading technology enablement company that connects people around the world, making companies more efficient and improving lives. West helps its clients more effectively communicate, collaborate and connect with their audiences through a diverse portfolio of innovative solutions.

For over 30 years, West has provided reliable, high-quality voice and data services. West has sales and/or operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, Latin America and South America. West is controlled by affiliates of certain funds managed by Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE: APO). For more information, please call 1-800-841-9000 or visit

About Cognizant
Cognizant (Nasdaq-100: CTSH) is one of the world's leading professional services companies, transforming clients' business, operating and technology models for the digital era. Our unique industry-based, consultative approach helps clients envision, build and run more innovative and efficient businesses. Headquartered in the U.S., Cognizant is ranked 195 on the Fortune 500 and is consistently listed among the most admired companies in the world. Learn how Cognizant helps clients lead with digital at or follow us @Cognizant

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