Cognizant announced it has agreed to acquire Bright Wolf, a technology services provider specializing in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions for Fortune 1000 companies.
Bright Wolf is certified by all major cloud providers and acknowledged as an expert in IoT. The company is a Microsoft Gold Partner and has been named an Amazon Web Services Advanced Technology Partner, IoT Competency.
Cognizant will establish its IoT innovation lab in the Raleigh-Durham, N.C., Research Triangle, with the Bright Wolf team as its core.
“Combining Bright Wolf’s experience in production-class IIoT deployments with Cognizant’s expertise in IIoT technologies will increase our clients’ resiliency, operational efficiency, and competitive advantage,” said Malcolm Frank, president, Digital Business, Cognizant.
Bright Wolf will strengthen Cognizant’s smart products offering and expertise in architecting and implementing IIoT solutions.
Bright Wolf delivers design consulting, development, and digital transformation services for clients such as Caterpillar and ITW Hartness in manufacturing, energy, transportation, water, healthcare, and agriculture, among other industries.
Bright Wolf recently introduced a solution for automation of cold chain transportation and refrigeration assets for one of the world’s largest logistics companies.
Bright Wolf will mark Cognizant’s eighth acquisition to date in 2020 to accelerate growth in the key strategic focus areas of cloud, AI and analytics, software product engineering, and IoT.