Coforge, formerly known as NIIT Technologies founded in 1981, is an Indian multinational information technology company based in India and United States. Apart from being a global digital services and solutions provider, it also enables its clients to transform emerging technologies to achieve real-world business impact in the modern world.
It offers Information Technology solutions services to organizations in a number of sectors like Financial Services, Insurance, Travel Transportation & Logistics Retail Manufacturing & Distribution, and Government sectors.
It primarily focuses on
- Salesforce Ecosystem
- Digital Integration
- Digital Services
- AI, Data, and Insights
- Digital process and automation
- Cloud and Infrastructure Management services
- Cybersecurity services
- Advanced Application Engineering services
- Business Process solutions
Beliefs should make way for the facts, here is the yearly results page of Coforge Ltd. which presents the key annual items, its comparison with the sector peers, and its annual results for the last five years.
Impressive employment opportunities:
Through its collaboration with NIIT Foundation, Coforge has launched a CSR initiative, Shiksha. Coforge has four operational centers that provide various IT Skills and Employability Training to over 5000 underprivileged youth every year, astonishing right!
In 2020, NIIT Technologies was re-branded as Coforge.In April 2021, Coforge acquired a 60% stake in SLK Global Solutions for ₹918 crores. After this acquisition, the company’s employee count rose to 21,000 having inherited SLK’s employee strength of 10,000 which is not a less number. Opportunities don’t knock on the door but indeed they have built the door.
Global vision of Coforge:
New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Bangalore, Atlanta, London, and Singapore are among the company’s development centers. The company delivers services around the world directly and through its network of subsidiaries and overseas branches.
A multi-year contract with Ireland’s national airline was signed by the Company and a new global delivery center was opened at its Greater Noida campus (a special economic zone) to provide services ranging from Business Intelligence to Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA).
The Company successfully launched the Airports Operations Control Centre for the Airports Authority of India (AAI) across multiple airports in 2015 with impressive progress. It is the first multi-airport system in Asia that enables instantaneous sharing of information across airports and, therefore, benefits AAI airlines and stakeholders at these airports.
Some remarkable accomplishments
The company was presented the prestigious Banking & Finance ICT Innovation Award for Belgium/Luxembourg along with the KBC bank. Likewise, the company obtained the project completion signoff for the prestigious and operationally critical Comprehensive Maintenance Management System (CMMS) of the Indian Navy, completed at the Western Navy Headquarters of the Indian Navy during 2007–08, which itself is a matter of proud.
It definitely doesn’t stop here, the Company has partnered with UiPath; a company that specializes in robotic process automation (RPA). During FY 2018, the Company acquired RuleTek (a BPM architecture services company with a track record of successful implementations for Fortune 500 companies). As a result of this transaction, the Company strengthened its Digital Integration capabilities and expanded its market footprint in North America.
Awards and Honours:
- 2016 Aegis Graham Bell Award 8th Edition
- Asia-Pacific HRM Congress Awards 2017 for innovative HR Practices
- Benny Awards 2017
About the Microservices Framework:
Coforge has created the Microservices and the DevOps framework built entirely upon Open-source technologies. The framework consists of standards, guidelines, license information, and step by step golden path to building a highly scalable, secured microservices solution. The framework uses more than 20 popular open-source frameworks and products running seamlessly in an integrated manner.
Some of the features of the framework developed by Coforge are
- Zero down-time deployable
- Efficient interservice communications
- High Availability and Scalability
- End to end DevOps automation
- Configuration management
Industry 4.0 and Automation:
The prime example of the interaction of machines and robots with one another could be observed in the manufacturing sector. While the majority of manufacturing is semi and fully automated using automated robots, there is still a need for human oversight. With advancements in technologies like AI and Machine Learning the next phase will be entirely autonomous with minimal involvement of humans in the loop. The natural consequences of it will be enhanced productivity, negligible errors, shifting the dangerous jobs to robots, etc. For all of this to work, the machines are needed to work in harmony which could only be achieved through synchronization among the machines using APIs to modernize their legacy systems.
The vision of coforge:
Technology alone is not enough. They also provide product engineering services in the areas of product strategy, product design & innovation, product & platform development, and product management using the product strategy and creating a product management office.
An interesting fact is that in their product design and innovation services, they use their proprietary frameworks and workshops such as Design Thinking, LEAN Startups, and Minimum Viable Products to prove the concept, build a prototype, and lay the foundation for design and development.
Credits: Ishpreet Kaur | E-Cell, ABV-IIITM Gwalior