The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is allowing companies to connect their smart products to ensure productivity and efficiency through the intelligent digital system. IT services giant Cognizant is now looking to further expand into this area with its latest acquisition.
Cognizant already offers technology relevant in the age of the IIoT, providing its industrial clients with a connection to their devices and data. Cognizant’s clients are provided with transformative plans focusing on the ongoing digitalization of the market, which allow companies to receive data, make accurate and faster decisions, and have a more efficient business process.
Cognizant recently announced that it will be acquiring Bright Wolf, a privately-held technology services provider, in the fourth quarter of 2020. Bright Wolf connects industrial equipment, optimizes operations, integrates enterprise data, and leverages proprietary accelerators for IIoT deployments. Bright Wolf is also a Microsoft Gold Partner and has been named an AWS Advanced Technology Partner in IoT Competency.
"Combining Bright Wolf's experience in production-class IIoT deployments with Cognizant's expertise in foundational IIoT technologies will increase our clients' resiliency, operational efficiency, and competitive advantage," said Cognizant’s President, Malcolm Frank.
Bright Wolf offers IIoT solutions and specializes in architecting and providing services such as design consulting and digital transformation. Bright Wolf is now widely used for its organizational, data driven systems, and connection to leading corporations. Bright Wolf will further enhance Cognizant’s smart equipment to allow for predictive maintenance, improved resource planning, and customer relationship management.
With the acquisition, Cognizant will also establish its newest IoT innovation lab in the Raleigh-Durham, N.C., Research Triangle, which will be led by the Bright Wolf team. By acquiring Bright Wolf, Cognizant will be able to offer clients further customized access to IIoT along with architectural services to expand the connection of their company and increase efficiency.