TEANECK, New Jersey, June 7, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Competent (Nasdaq: CTSH) today announced that it has expanded its relationship with global engineering firm Aker Solutions to modernize and simplify its entire IT infrastructure, including its enterprise technology network and the maintenance and development of ‘applications. Aker Solutions helps businesses free up energy from sources such as oil, gas and offshore wind.
The extended relationship will improve Aker Solutions’ productivity and scalability, while reducing its IT operating costs. Cognizant’s DevOps approach will enable the company to provide agile support and short delivery times for new projects, such as oilfield developments or wind turbines. As part of the five-year agreement, Cognizant will provide digital solutions and services, including the design, development and deployment of mobile applications. Digital technologies, including AI, data analytics and IoT, will enable Aker Solutions customers to improve predictive maintenance of their supported assets and increase the productivity of their on-site employees through to the use of mobile applications.
“We are seeing an increasing demand for power generation and our customers are demanding products and services that help reduce the environmental footprint,” said Joar handeland, CIO, Aker Solutions. “At the same time, there is a strong desire to reduce the costs of new products, services and technologies, making them attractive for more projects. We aim to solve these challenges by collaborating more effectively across the value chain and enabling new solutions. For that, we need a trusted partner who understands our business, and Cognizant’s recent investment in digital technologies has given us confidence that they can deliver the competitive edge we need to help our customers thrive in those turbulent times. ”
Cognizant will also support the transformation and manage Aker Solutions’ SAP enterprise system to streamline business processes and improve operational efficiency, user experience and employee engagement.
“We look forward to continuing our relationship with Aker Solutions to help the company increase its productivity and transition to renewable energy as it prepares to undertake profound changes,” said Anne-Sofie Risåsen, Country Manager Nordic at Cognizant. “Our significant investment in digital technologies, such as artificial intelligence and data analytics, better positions Cognizant as the best technology partner to help Aker Solutions solve its core business challenges. ”
The commitment builds on Cognizant’s long-standing relationship with Aker Solutions. Since 2016, Cognizant has been the exclusive supplier of digital systems, technologies and operational services for Aker Solutions.
About Aker Solutions
Aker Solutions provides integrated solutions, products and services to the global energy industry. We enable low-carbon oil and gas production and develop renewable solutions to meet future energy needs. By combining innovative digital solutions and predictable project execution, we are accelerating the transition to sustainable energy production. Aker Solutions employs approximately 14,000 people in more than 20 countries. For more information, please visit: www.akersolutions.com.
Cognizant (Nasdaq-100: CTSH) is one of the world’s leading professional services companies, transforming clients’ business, operational and technology models for the digital age. Our unique, industry-based consultative approach helps clients imagine, build and manage more innovative and effective businesses. Based in the United States, Cognizant is ranked 185 on Fortune 500 and is consistently among the world’s most admired companies. Find out how Cognizant is helping customers take the digital lead on www.cognizant.com or follow us @Cognizant.
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