Cognizant has unveiled plans to acquire Bright Wolf. Bright Wolf is an Amazon Web Services and Microsoft industrial IoT partner that sells into large enterprises such as industrial heavyweight Caterpillar.
The Teaneck unveiled the acquisition deal, saying that Durham, N.C.-based Bright Wolf will lead a new IoT innovation lab at the Raleigh-Durham, N.C., Research Triangle established by Cognizant as a result of the acquisition. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
This will mark Cognizant’s eighth acquisition to date this year, and the Bright Wolf acquisition is expected to close in the fourth quarter, according to the company. Recent acquisitions include 10th Magnitude and New Signature, both of which are large Microsoft cloud services providers.
Cognizant said Bright Wolf, which was founded in 2009, will improve the company’s smart products offering and expertise in building and deploying industrial IoT solutions, thanks to proficiencies in applications like asset performance management, predictive maintenance and yield optimization
Bright Wolf’s customer base includes companies across manufacturing, energy, transportation, water, health care, agriculture and other industries. Among the work the solution provider has done: connecting manufacturing machinery to create new data-driven services, bringing intelligence and analytics to manufacturing and supply automation, and improving data visibility and operational insight to improve machinery and other systems across multiple plants.
Bright Wolf is a Microsoft Gold Partner, and the company also holds the title of AWS Advanced Technology Partner, IoT Competency.
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