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Virtusa Corporation, a global business consulting and IT outsourcing company that combines innovation, technology leadership and industry solutions to transform the customer experience, announced that NelsonHall’s 2016 IoT Vendor Evaluation and Assessment Tools (NEAT) report positions the company as a leader in Internet of Things services in the ‘New Business Model Development’ market segment. The report analyzes and identifies the overall performance of vendors offering Internet of Things services, with a specific focus on applications services, secure infrastructure management and new business model development.

Virtusa leverages its domain and technology expertise to provide end-to-end cognitive and IoT solutions to large enterprises and Fortune 500 organizations across industries like Banking and Financial services, Insurance, Healthcare & Lifesciences, Telecom, Media and Entertainment. The company leverages a unique delivery model to manage the complexities involved in hardware, firmware, software and prototyping. Collaborating with their clients in a true sense, Virtusa helps teams conduct market research and utilize its consulting expertise to co-create and finalize solutions.

“Virtusa positions its IoT business around its application development and engineering capabilities,” said Mike Smart, a research analyst at NelsonHall and the author of the report. “Through its ideation services and the ability to offer AI, robotics and machine learning as part of its IoT ecosystem, Virtusa is able to develop strong business cases for clients to develop IoT solutions.”

Virtusa’s Internet of Things practice has a strategic partnership with a number of academic institutions, select device manufacturers and several emerging and leading IoT technology companies that help it rapidly deliver innovative solutions.

“We are proud of NelsonHall’s recognition of our broad Internet of Things capabilities,” said Frank Palermo, global Digital Solutions group head at Virtusa. “Leveraging our innovative engineering heritage, we developed our IoT capabilities to support and anticipate the needs of our clients as they navigate the changing technology market. Our clients distinctively benefit from our SMART Transformation Framework and Skylab Reference architecture Platform, which enable them to quickly deploy IoT solutions and prototypes.”

Virtusa’s IoT approach is based on the SMART framework which enables organizations to successfully adopt and implement Internet of Things through a holistic, business-driven approach and a strong focus on operational excellence.

“As the Internet of Things transitions from concept to reality, we have worked with our clients to enable them to take advantage of new technologies to accelerate their businesses,” said Kartik Iyengar, SVP IoT & Project SkyLab, Virtusa. “This honor from NelsonHall reemphasizes our dedication to helping our clients not only leverage the devices that make up the Internet of Things, but use the connected network that is the true advantage of IoT.”

On March 3, 2016, Virtusa Corporation acquired a majority interest in Polaris Consulting & Services Limited. VirtusaPolaris, our new market-facing brand, represents the combined strengths of Virtusa and Polaris, including our strong software engineering heritage, deep domain expertise and focus on applying innovation to solving critical core business issues for clients.

To view more information on Virtusa’s Internet of Things Practice, visit