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Cognizant in a multi-mn $ pact

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TEANECK, NEW JERSEY: Cognizant has entered a multiyear, multimillion-dollar strategic engagement with Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company. Under the agreement, Cognizant will provide software development services for the Harris portfolio of media management software products for advertising agencies, television stations, and broadcast and cable networks.  Cognizant will work closely with Harris on leading-edge research and development (R&D) for new products to serve these markets.

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“With the many changes taking place in media, Harris is focused on ways to improve responsiveness to our clients and better deliver the solutions they need to run and grow their businesses,” said Bob Duncan, Vice President and General Manager, Media Software, Harris Broadcast Communications. “Our collaboration with Cognizant will accelerate product development and enhance quality by leveraging established best practices and the powerful delivery capabilities of the Cognizant Information, Media and Entertainment team. This strategic program is part of our continued commitment to our clients and the services we provide, and we are confident it will lead to new levels of product innovation.” 

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“At a time when digitization is driving a significant change in broadcast media, Cognizant will work closely with Harris to help its customers realize the full promise of new technologies and processes,” said Francisco D’Souza, President and CEO, Cognizant in the press release. “We are honored to work side by side with Harris to guide its customers on this transformational journey.”

“We look forward to implementing our Transform-while-Perform methodology to help Harris achieve new levels of operational effectiveness,” said Gajen Kandiah, Senior Vice President and Head of the Communications, Information, Media and Entertainment practice at Cognizant. “By leveraging our processes and methodologies, new media skill sets, centralized governance across product lines, and 24-hour software development life cycle, Harris will be able to scale resources to meet market demand.”