SOURCE: Ci & T

Ci & T

April 21, 2010 10:45 ET

Ci&T Again Honored for Expertise in IT Outsourcing by International Association of Outsourcing Professionals

Brazilian Lean IT Pioneer Jumps to Number Two in "Rising Star" Ranking in 2010, Named to 10 Category Sub-Lists

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA--(Marketwire - April 21, 2010) -  Ci&T, a consulting and technology outsourcing services company, has once again been recognized by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) on the Global Outsourcing 100® outsourced service provider list. This year, Ci&T achieved a number-two ranking in the "Rising Star" judging group of the Global 100, up nine spots from its previous number-11 ranking in 2009. 

In addition to its rise in the "Rising Star" rankings for 2010, Ci&T was also named to 10 distinct category sub-lists on the Global Outsourcing 100, with several highlighting the company's expertise in providing outsourced application development services for companies in specific vertical markets. These lists include: Best 10 Rising Stars by Industry Focus - Retail & Consumer Goods; Best 10 Rising Stars by Industry Focus - Entertainment & Media; and Best 5 Companies by Industry Focus - Oil & Natural Gas. Other categories in which the company appeared include: Best 10 Rising Stars in Overall Revenue; Best 10 Rising Stars in Number of Centers Worldwide; and Best 10 by Service Provided - Marketing Services. 

"Being named to The Global Outsourcing 100 and The World's Best Outsourcing Advisors is a great recognition, particularly given the strong competition," said IAOP Chairman Michael Corbett and chair of the judges' panel. "These companies should be proud of achieving excellence in outsourcing."

The Global Outsourcing 100 and its sub-lists are essential references for companies seeking new and expanded relationships with the best companies in the industry. The lists include companies from around the world that provide the full spectrum of outsourcing services. These include not only today's leaders, but tomorrow's rising stars.

"We are once again honored to be recognized by the IAOP on the Global Outsourcing 100, and even more so to see our continued rise in the 'Rising Stars' group," said Leonardo Mattiazzi, vice president, international business for Ci&T. "Our goal is, as always, to provide the best possible combination of business value and nearshore application development for every one of our clients, and to be recognized for this commitment is a major achievement."

Ci&T is a pioneer in the employment of lean thinking and agile methodologies for the software development projects it delivers for global clients. The company provides its application development and interactive services expertise across multiple vertical industries, including consumer packaged goods, financial services, automotive, pharmaceutical and many others. Its lean approach enables teams to consistently deliver business value, eliminating waste and focusing on rapid delivery of software based on close collaboration with the business.

About IAOP
The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®) is the global, standard-setting organization and advocate for the outsourcing profession. With more than 100,000 members and affiliates worldwide, IAOP helps companies increase their outsourcing success rate, improve their outsourcing ROI, and expand the opportunities for outsourcing across their businesses. To learn more, visit www.iaop.org.

About Ci&T:
Ci&T delivers consulting, application outsourcing and digital marketing services in a unique way. Its "best-of-all-worlds" model combines the efficiency of offshore development with the convenience of a Western Hemisphere partner. Development centers in Brazil put creative marketing and technology expertise in near-local time zones, saving clients time and money and helping them to gain competitive advantages with a proven, real-time development partner. Ci&T specializes in customized application development, business intelligence, SAP consulting, digital marketing and Web 2.0 applications. Its clients include a diverse array of large and global Fortune 500 customers in the United States, Brazil and Europe. For more information, please visit www.ciandt.com.

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