Cognizant signs IT deal with Network Rail U.K.

Infotech Lead India: Cognizant has signed an IT deal with Network Rail, a rail infrastructure provider in the U.K.

As a key IT Solutions and Systems Integration (SI) Framework partner, Cognizant will support Network Rail in implementing improvements in a number of its core information management functions and processes, including reliability of the infrastructure and performance.

Over the next 30 years, passenger demand for rail will more than double and freight demand is expected to go up by 140 percent.

Network Rail will utilize IT to better align with wider external industry stakeholders in transforming the rail industry through a period of unprecedented growth in demand and investment in the nation’s railway infrastructure.

Network Rail anticipates investing in more than 500 initiatives, driving greater business value from technology during the four years of the SI Framework partnership.

Cognizant on Wednesday it will be integral to the management of the entire supply chain, collaborating within Network Rail’s internal organization to ensure knowledge sharing, smooth transition and innovation.

By selecting Cognizant, Network Rail’s Information Management service will be able to focus on core activities — analyze business challenges and potential benefits, articulate roadmaps that mesh with business strategy, and facilitate the strengths of the supplier base in delivering new solutions, upgrades and enhancements.

“By optimizing technology investments and driving innovation and business transformation, we shall help Network Rail run better and run differently,” said Rohit Gupta, head of Cognizant’s Manufacturing, Energy and Transportation practice in the UK.

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