Acquisition Helps Extend Innovation Leadership
Online PR News – 02-October-2011 – – San Jose, CA – Sept. 27, 2011 – GlobalLogic, a leader in software R&D services, today announced that it has acquired Method, a global design and innovation consultancy headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in London and New York. Expanding its capabilities to include world-class design for end-user experiences, GlobalLogic now supports the complete lifecycle of R&D services – from ideation through delivery. The acquisition enables GlobalLogic to better serve clients in major growth markets including social media, mobile commerce, IPTV, medical devices, and tablet computing.
Method solves business challenges through design thinking and creates inspired products, services and brand experiences that engage customers. The award-winning agency is widely recognized for its focus on a user-centric approach to design, creating great customer experiences across all touch points of a brand and throughout the customer lifecycle. Method's clients are best described as progressive, era-defining brands, including Google, Nissan, Samsung, Nokia, Microsoft, Time Warner Cable, Nordstrom, TED, the BBC, and many others.
"Our clients view the integration of user experience design into R&D outcomes as a critical success factor for many of their products," said Peter Harrison, CEO, GlobalLogic. "Apple has raised the bar across all market segments – customers now expect advanced technology and design elegance in the same package. By adding Method's strong experience design and innovation capabilities to our core technology R&D offering, GlobalLogic is strongly positioned to help clients bring innovation to their customers."
"Method has been working closely with Nokia Retail to create a new family of digital touchpoints for our retail locations," commented Felipe Del Corral, Head of Digital Retail, Worldwide at Nokia. "Our joint efforts have led to a series of innovative new user experiences which we are currently building for global deployment. Now, with GlobalLogic engaged, we can maintain the creative vision through every stage as we go to market, ensuring that the technology fully delivers on the experience as intended. It's truly a unique offering that takes us from blue sky thinking to market deployment, with one design and technology partner alongside us every step of the way."
"For Method, joining forces with GlobalLogic is a natural step for us to continue to innovate and deliver complete solutions to our clients," said Kevin Farnham, CEO of Method. "GlobalLogic shares many of the same values that have contributed to Method's success. We see this as a great fit for our team and our clients."
Method will become a new business unit within GlobalLogic and will continue to operate under the Method name. Method founder and CEO Kevin Farnham will report to GlobalLogic president Shashank Samant. The acquisition of Method is the second by GlobalLogic in four months. In May 2011, the firm announced that it had acquired Rofous, a product and content engineering company of 1,500 people principally located in Hyderabad, India.
Method is a design and innovation consultancy with deep expertise in research, strategy, design and technology. The firm solves business challenges through design thinking and creates inspired products, services and brand experiences that engage users. Method has enabled hundreds of businesses to outperform competitors through the creation of unified branding and communications, compelling user experiences, and smart, differentiated products and services across every consumer touch point: on the web, on mobile, in print, on advanced television and within physical and immersive environments. Their clients are best described as owners of progressive, era-defining brands, including Google, Comcast, MoMA, Samsung, Nokia, Microsoft, Time Warner Cable, Intel, the BBC, and many others. Method is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in New York and London.
GlobalLogic is home to more than 5,500 employees, delivering innovation to leading technology organizations around the globe. Fortune 100 technology leaders as well as cutting-edge emerging companies rely on GlobalLogic to build innovative software that provides a competitive edge in the global economy. With innovation hubs on four continents, GlobalLogic enables clients to tap a highly-skilled talent pool located in state-of-the-art labs that deliver leading-edge cloud, mobile, social, and embedded applications. The company is connected globally by its award-winning "Velocity" innovation platform, and its teams thrive on Agile collaboration. Backed by Goldman Sachs, NEA, Sequoia Capital, WestBridge Capital, and Draper Atlantic/New Atlantic Ventures, GlobalLogic is headquartered in the U.S. and has global offices in Argentina, China, Germany, India, Israel, Ukraine and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit: www.globallogic.com
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