TEANECK, New Jersey, July 23 --

- Cognizant ’Moving Up in the Market’ Through Vertical Market
Focus, Strong Client Relationships and Reputation for Reliability, Report Finds

Cognizant (Nasdaq: CTSH), a leading provider of consulting, technology, and
business process outsourcing services, has been recognized as an emerging
challenger in the technology-enabled business services market, according to a
July 2009 Forrester Research, Inc. report entitled, SWOT: The Evolution of IT
Service Providers to Business Technology Competitors. The report states,
Cognizant’s clear focus on vertical market expertise is helping it drive
deeper into business processes in an attempt to move up the value chain.

According to the report, For years, [leading companies in this market] have
based their value propositions on the ability to provide comprehensive business
solutions. While many IT service providers offer complete technology services,
these [leading] firms distinguish themselves through their
’end-to-end’ technology services and their proactive
business-focused marketing approach. At the same time, these market leaders are
facing new competition from companies like Cognizant that recognize that perhaps
the best opportunity to create differentiation and value amid a new wave of
global competition is through increased business alignment.

Cognizant has emerged a global leader in business and IT services, said
Francisco D’Souza, President and CEO, Cognizant. We are gratified that
Forrester cites our vertical industry depth and strong client relationships as
our key competitive differentiators. Our continued investment in our Cognizant
Business Consulting (CBC) practice, client relationships, and domain expertise,
along with our strategy of focusing on providing industry-aligned business
process outsourcing, are helping clients find opportunities to address both the
cyclical challenges of the economic downturn and the structural challenges that
their industries are facing.

Through our business consulting practice, we are increasingly becoming trusted
advisors to CXOs, said Mark Livingston, Senior Vice President, Cognizant
Business Consulting. We deliver a broad range of strategic consulting services
aimed at reducing cost, improving operational efficiency, and driving
globalization, innovation and business agility. By making our offerings deeper
and more strategic to our clients’ businesses, we are enabling true
business transformation.

The Forrester report focuses on four leading providers of technology-enabled
business services - including process consulting, transformation services,
system integration, business process management, and business process
outsourcing (BPO) - that are making technology more strategic for businesses and
are receiving more attention from senior business executives. It explores
factors related to each company’s strategy, solutions, and go-to market

To learn more about the Forrester report, SWOT: The Evolution of IT Service
Providers to Business Technology Competitors
by Chris Andrews, with Jonathan Penn, Pascal Matzke, and Edward Radcliffe,
published July 2009, please visit www.forrester.com.

About Cognizant

Cognizant (Nasdaq: CTSH) is a leading provider of information technology,
consulting, and business process outsourcing services. Cognizant’s
single-minded passion is to dedicate our global technology and innovation
know-how, our industry expertise and worldwide resources to working together
with clients to make their businesses stronger. With more than 50 global
delivery centers and approximately 63,700 employees as of March 31, 2009, we
combine a unique onsite/offshore delivery model infused by a distinct culture of
customer satisfaction. A member of the NASDAQ-100 Index and SP 500 Index,
Cognizant is a Forbes Global 2000 company and a member of the Fortune 1000 and
is ranked among the top information technology companies in BusinessWeek’s
Hot Growth and Top 50 Performers listings. Visit us online at www.cognizant.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

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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
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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.

SOURCE: Cognizant

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