1. Cognizant acquires Japanese intelligent products and solutions company Brilliant Service Co

Cognizant acquires Japanese intelligent products and solutions company Brilliant Service Co

Cognizant on Thursday announced the acquisition of Japanese intelligent products and solutions company Brilliant Service Co for an undisclosed sum.

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IT services major, Cognizant, Japanese intelligent products, Brilliant Service Co, Cognizant aquires Brilliant Service Co, digital strategy, product design, Francisco D'Souza Cognizant on Thursday announced the acquisition of Japanese intelligent products and solutions company Brilliant Service Co for an undisclosed sum. (Source: Reuters)

Continuing with its string of acqusitions, IT services major Cognizant on Thursday announced the acquisition of Japanese intelligent products and solutions company Brilliant Service Co for an undisclosed sum. The company has also not disclosed the terms of the acquisition. Cognizant has acquired 16 other companies in the past six years.
Founded in 2004, Brilliant Service helps organisations build connected businesses by leveraging innovative smart device solutions. The company specialises in digital strategy, product design and engineering, the Internet of Things (IoT) and enterprise mobility.

As part of the acquisition, a team of 70 professionals with extensive digital solutions experience and insights in the Japanese market will join Cognizant, the company said in a statement.

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“Brilliant Service’s extensive experience in planning, implementing and managing smart and connected device solutions, together with their strong understanding of the regulatory requirements for the Japanese market, will complement our digital service offerings in Japan.

This acquisition underscores our commitment to the Japanese market and expands our presence across Osaka and Tokyo,” Jayajyoti Sengupta, Asia Pacific Head at Cognizant said. Cognizant CEO Francisco D’Souza had recently told analysts that the company looks at smaller “tuck-in” acquisitions. The firm is looking to bolster its digital capabilities.

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