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Oxford University Press announces strategic technology change

Oxford University Press announces strategic technology change

16 June 2016

Oxford University Press (OUP) today announced changes to its technology operations including a strategic relationship with Cognizant Technology Solutions (NASDAQ: CTSH), a leading global provider of information technology, consulting, and business process services.

The work with Cognizant is one of a series of organizational changes being implemented within OUP’s technology function as part of its rapid evolution towards becoming a more digital business.

With a global team of educational technology and business experts, the services Cognizant will provide include a global service desk, infrastructure and network management, application management, platforms management, testing, and service management.

Nigel Portwood, CEO Oxford University Press said: “This partnership will support our ambition to enhance our competitive technology capability, providing our customers with the very best digital resources and our organization with the best technology support.  This is an important step in reshaping our organization to achieve future success against our educational and scholarly mission, which is focused on positively influencing the lives of researchers and learners worldwide.”

Cognizant’s Global Head of Information, Media and Education, Nirav Patel, commented: “As the largest university press and one of the oldest in the world, OUP is taking a pioneering step with this programme, harnessing the power of digital technologies. The educational sector is one of the leading industries at the forefront of change fuelled by technology. Our collaboration with OUP combines Cognizant’s digital transformation expertise with OUP’s pre-eminent academic and educational knowledge, and we are excited about the future potential of this new relationship.”