2016 Fortune 500 Rank: 230 (up 58 spots)
CEO: Francisco D'Souza
Cognizant soared from No. 288 to No. 230 as sales skyrocketed 21 percent in 2015 to $12.4 billion. The Teaneck, N.J.-based company, No. 7 on the 2016 CRN Solution Provider 500, saw profits jump by 12.8 percent to $1.62 billion, while earnings per share also climbed by 12.8 percent. Cognizant spent $2.4 billion to buy health care IT provider TriZetto in 2014, and acquired Oracle cloud channel partner KBACE Technologies in January and a minority stake in human science consultancy ReD Associates in April. Cognizant has 221,700 employees, and has appeared on the Fortune 500 every year since 2011.