Cognizant to acquire Linium as part of cloud strategy

Cognizant has agreed to acquire Linium, a cloud transformation consultancy group specializing in the ServiceNow platform.
Cognizant HungaryLinium, operating as the ServiceNow business unit of Ness Digital Engineering, a privately-held portfolio company of The Rohatyn Group, helps Fortune 100 clients and others leverage cloud technology to improve operational efficiency and user experience.

Linium’s 150 IT professionals will join Cognizant’s global ServiceNow practice. Linium, which has headquarters in Albany, New York, has operations in Canada, India, and the UK. Joe Burke is the co-founder of Linium.

The acquisition of Linium, as part of Cognizant’s cloud strategy, marks the company’s seventh cloud-related acquisition since January 2020.

Including Linium, Cognizant has announced $1.4 billion in acquisitions over the past 12 months in areas such as cloud, data and artificial intelligence, digital engineering, and Internet of Things (IoT).

“Linium’s ServiceNow focus broadens Cognizant’s enterprise service management capabilities while complementing our own longstanding ServiceNow alliance,” said Malcolm Frank, president, Digital Business and Technology, Cognizant.

Linium has delivered more than 3,500 engagements for digital platform development, customization, and management services.

Linium holds more than 300 ServiceNow certifications, and its dedicated teams focus on client engagements across industries including telecom, insurance, and technology. More than a third of Linium’s clients are Fortune 100 companies.