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Softlab sets sights on consulting
Our management consultancy columnist, Mick James, this week talks to executives at Softlab, where moving up the value chain is about "operationalising strategy". read more
Consultancy Careers Fair – only two weeks left
In the last 7 days alone, over 300 candidates have registered to attend this October’s Consultancy Careers Fair, a management consultancy and IT consultancy careers fair that is now running for the 3rd consecutive year. read more
IT consultants flock to new TopITconsultant.com site
The Top-Consultant team this week celebrated the successful launch of www.TopITconsultant.com, which in July alone attracted almost 11,000 IT Consulting candidates looking for positions in the UK market. read more
GSA awards $50B Alliant GWAC contract for IT services
Largest ever GWAC will provide federal agencies access to integrated IT solutions. read more
Arthur D. Little unveils sustainability value formula
A new study by the consultancy presents the sustainability value formula – integrity + innovation = sustainable performance. read more
IMG names senior VP for consulting division
Chris Goodman will help lead IMG Consulting's worldwide business development activities. read more
Hitachi Consulting managing VP named to top 25 consultants list
The ranking of Tamra Chandler, managing vice president for Global Solutions and People for Hitachi Consulting, marks the third year in a row Hitachi Consulting has made the list. read more
CSC appoints new president for European Northern Region operations
Computer Sciences Corporation announced the appointment of Nick Wilson as president of Europe's Northern Region operations, which includes the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland. read more
The new Morse charts the future on its own
Our management consultancy columnist, Mick James, this week talks to Kevin Alcock, CEO of Morse, about the recent demerger of the company and its growth plans. read more
Consulting employers race to secure the best stands at the 2007 Consultancy Careers Fair
A staggering 47 organisations have already signed up to meet consulting candidates at the 2007 Consultancy Careers Fair, taking place on 12th October at The Barbican in London. read more
New MCA awards for consulting stars
The Management Consultancies Association has launched the Consultant of the Year Awards in association with The Sunday Times. read more
New consulting supplement to appear in The Times
As the market for consulting candidates becomes ever more fiercely contested, consultancies have been investing in print media as a means of supplementing the recruitment results being achieved from online jobs boards and traditional recruitment agencies. read more
MCA report shows structure of UK consulting market
Our management consultancy columnist, Mick James, this week looks at the new MCA report, which for the first time, segments member revenues by firm type. read more
Slalom Consulting targets $100M revenue mark; opens three new offices
Success of local-based consulting model fuels client demand for progressive business and technology consulting firm. read more
Capgemini and IBM FileNet to help transform service delivery at Croydon Council
First enterprise-wide deployment in UK local authority will reduce costs and boost customer satisfaction. read more
IBM wins Graduate Recruiter of the Year award
IBM swept the boards in the UK's Target National Graduate Recruitment Awards, winning in three categories: Top Graduate Employer; most popular recruiter in IT & Communications; and the company making the most outstanding contribution to diversity in graduate recruitment. read more
Two winners in UK ICT supply battle
New research from Kable shows that Capgemini rose from seventh to fourth place, while HP shot up from thirteenth to fifth place in the rankings of top suppliers to the UK public ICT market. read more
Atos Consulting wins top prize at MCA Awards for Balkans Justice Programme with DFID
The awards aim to identify the best case studies in each of the 10 categories, where organisations, in the private or public sector, have achieved a significant improvement in performance with the assistance of management consultants, either in-house or external. read more
EDS ranked first on Fortune 500 IT services listing
EDS secured the top spot in the IT Services category for the second year running with 2006 revenue of $21.3 billion. read more
TCS launches Peterborough innovation lab
The investment is the first of its kind in the UK by an Indian company. read more
Perot Systems cited as North American applications outsourcing leader
Perot Systems Corporation was recently cited in a report by Forrester Research as a Leader in the North American applications outsourcing market, with strong offerings and strategies. read more
IT firms jostle with strategy firms for intellectual high ground
Who would have thought ten years ago, that the likes of Accenture and IBM would be ranked alongside McKinsey in terms of the quantity and quality of their "thought leadership" – the intellectual high ground of consulting. read more
Industry hires a major focus in 2007
In an ever-tightening recruitment market, management consultancy recruiters are fast-running out of options. read more
Consultancy Careers Fair – details of 2007 event released
In 2005 there were 41 exhibitors. read more
Consulting Special in the Evening Standard reaches 855,000 potential hires
February 27th saw the publication of a new quarterly “Consulting Special” section in the Evening Standard, the result of a partnership between Top-Consultant.com and the London newspaper. read more
Do strategy firms still lead the thinking?
The intellectual high ground of management consulting or ‘thought leadership’ has traditionally been held by the strategy firms. read more
Capgemini acquires Software Architects and expands US operations
The company said the acquisition reaffirms its commitment to expand worldwide. read more
BearingPoint named “Worldwide Systems Integrator of the Year” by FileNet
The company is recognized for leadership in content Management and business process management solutions. read more
Hay Group's leadership pitfalls article tops Harvard Business Review bestseller list
High achievers have driven increased productivity and innovation over the past decade. read more
What will be the competitive edge in 2007?
Our management consultancy columnist, Mick James, this week makes his predictions for the management consulting industry in 2007 and says that we have an exciting year ahead of us. read more
IBM and Norwegian Armed Forces sign $48 million contract
IBM is to develop a computer network that will integrate back office functions for all branches of the country's military. read more
PAC: Top players on the European IT services market in 2006
The IT services market has been recovering – but the leading providers have been recording mixed results, according to analysis from Pierre Audoin Consultants (PAC), the market research firm. read more
EDS team wins $1.3 billion extension from UK defence agency
EDS-led ATLAS consortium is to deliver an additional phase of the Defence Information Infrastructure (Future) contract. read more
GE ranks best company for leadership development
The 2006 Best Companies for Leaders study highlights the best practices for identifying and fostering leadership talent. read more
Pacesetter Management Consulting promotes Partner, adds Principal
Judy Rienzo promoted to Partner and Mark Philhower joins Pacesetter Management Consulting as Principal. read more
The best UK companies for leadership development
New research from management consultancy Hay Group today reveals that HSBC Holdings and GlaxoSmithKline are the UK’s best companies for leadership. read more
IBM and Siemens Business Services to modernize IT for German army
The German Federal Armed Forces have commissioned a consortium consisting of Siemens Business Services (SBS) and IBM to modernize and manage its non-military information and communications technology. read more
£7 billion worth of UK outsourcing deals up for renewal before 2008
UK businesses are facing ‘outsourcing turmoil’, with nearly £7 billion worth of outsourcing deals up for renewal by March 2008, says a new report from sourcing advisory firm, Morgan Chambers. read more
Accenture takes lead in system integration
As the systems integration market in 2005 had its strongest year since dot-com boom, Accenture has become the new market leader. read more
Atos Origin wins £300 million contract with NHSScotland
NHSScotland awards 11-year, £300 million contract to the Atos Origin Alliance as the Information Management & Technology Support Services Partner. read more
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Have you ever had a lousy experience of working with a management consultancy recruiter? Or recently been impressed by the calibre of headhunter who’s assisted you? Or perhaps you’ve just been active in the jobs market in the last 12 months and would like to see how your experiences compare with those of other consulting candidates?

That’s why we undertake a comprehensive survey of management consultancy candidates every year, aimed specifically at uncovering i) changing trends in the consulting recruitment space and ii) the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of the suppliers serving candidates looking for a UK consulting job. read more
Avon outsources HR to IBM
Avon Products and IBM have signed a multi-year business partnership by which IBM Global Services will provide Avon with a portfolio of specialized human resources services and technologies. read more
Accenture to run London 2012 back office systems
The London Organising Committee for the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games has selected Accenture to run its 'back office' systems. read more
EDS names European management team
Thomas, Haubenstricker, Koehler to lead EMEA region. read more
Capgemini acquires Kanbay; says Q3 organic growth up 13.5%
Capgemini is buying IT services company Kanbay International, boosting its Indian presence. read more
All's fair in love and the war for talent
Our management consultancy columnist, Mick James, this week shares his views on this year’s Consultancy Careers Fair with its estimated 3,000 candidates in attendance. read more
IDC reveals dramatic rise in outsourcing competition
More players, more globally-scaled deals, more network and desktop outsourcing, and reduced combined deal value. read more
EDS, IBM win Vodafone outsourcing deals
Vodafone said the outsourcing deal was one of its biggest ever but it didn’t reveal financial details of the contracts. read more
Final line-up of recruiters announced for forthcoming Consultancy Careers Fair
A staggering 59 consulting organisations and 550+ management consultancy recruiters will await readers at this year’s Consultancy Careers Fair, taking place at The Barbican in London on 13th October. read more
Atos Origin and LogicaCMG win £500m government IT contracts
EDS and IBM were both shortlisted for the new contracts but failed to win. read more
Celerant Consulting appoints senior VP, Finance
The appointment follows Celerant’s management buy-out from Novell in June. read more
Consultancy market heading for another round of consolidations?
Our management consultancy columnist, Mick James, this looks at consolidation in the consultancy market and whether the market is about to take off again, after a lull in which the industry digested the upheavals of the early part of the century. read more
PwC voted best for internships and work experience by UK graduates
Companies spend vast amounts of money and time to raise their profile and popularity on campus. read more
Between IT and business
Our management consultancy columnist, Mick James, this week asks probing questions about what the ideal consultancy firm might look like, especially from the client side. read more
Atos Origin promotes Ryan Schebler to VP of Sales and Marketing in North America
Schebler previously served as a principal of Solutions Delivery Service Line. read more
IBM at a watershed
Our management consultancy columnist, Mick James, this week looks at IBM and what the firm’s latest results mean for its future. read more
TPI: Offshore outsourcing set for further growth
Despite the continued controversy surrounding offshoring, a record level of outsourcing deals currently under negotiation involve offshoring, according to the latest Quarterly Index data from TPI, the sourcing advisory firm. read more
Ernst & Young ranked one of ‘Most Admired’ organizations for knowledge management
Ernst & Young has been recognised as a Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) for the ninth year in a row, and was ranked first in the 'Creating an Environment for Collaborative Knowledge-Sharing' and 'Developing Knowledge Workers Through Senior Management Leadership' categories of the 2006 MAKE awards. read more
IBM creates new R&D; consulting practice
IBM Global Business Services unveiled a new management consulting practice intended to help companies produce innovation and competitive differentiation from research and development (R&D;) spending. read more
Gartner: Worldwide IT services revenue sees 6% growth in 2005
In 2005, project-based services and software support grew at a greater rate than the overall market average, which has not been the case since 2000. read more
EDS names Suparno Banerjee to lead global Government practice
Banerjee has worked with multiple governments at the national and state level, as well as with international financial agencies in telecommunications, manufacturing and distribution industries. read more
IBM is ranked top global outsourcing company
Two French firms, HP and Accenture complete the top five; industry revenue and employment soared 15% in 2005. read more
Management consultancies vying for top spots
Management consultancy recruiters have this week been rushing to sign up as exhibitors for the 2006 Management Consultancy Careers Fair, organised by www.Top-Consultant.com and due to take place at The Barbican exhibition hall in London later this year. read more
Auditor independence – could it come back to haunt the Big Four?
Our management consultancy columnist, Mick James, this week asks "Is the re-entry of Big Four firms into the consulting industry going to reawaken the old debate about auditor independence?". read more
Top 50 services vendors fail to match market growth rate
New report adds weight to the belief of many industry watchers that some of the sector’s larger players are losing out to smaller, more focused vendors. read more
AGF and IBM in 215-million-euro agreement over 10 years
AGF choose IBM for the transformation and industrialization of its IT infrastructure under a unique governance model—the creation of a dedicated joint team made up of 100 professionals. read more
EDS bids for controlling stake in India's MphasiS
MphasiS’ acquisition will allow EDS to ramp up its financial services practice, which is has been strengthening for the past three year, to compete with rivals such as IBM Global Services. read more
Management Consultancy Careers Fair details released
Top-Consultant.com have today released details of this year's Management Consultancy Careers Fair, to take place on 13th October 2006 at The Barbican Exhibition Hall in central London. read more
PA Consulting the big winners at 10th annual awards of the UK's Management Consultancies Association
Some 700 management consultants and consulting clients gathered in London last night to attend the industry's 10th annual awards ceremony, organised by the Management Consultancies Association – with shortlisting of entries carried out by Ashridge Business School. read more
US Air Force awards new financial system contract to Accenture
Accenture will implement an Oracle e-Business Suite solution together with team mates IBM, Deloitte Consulting, Lockheed Martin and Grant Thornton. read more
IBM opens global delivery centre in Shanghai
IBM says this third centre in China will accelerate IBM's application services delivery capabilities. read more
Capgemini to push meter reading solution in North America
New hire at Capgemini will bolster the company’s capacity in serving the North American utility industry. read more
Abt Associates acquires IBM consulting unit
IBM unit specializes in USAID international economic development projects. read more
Alion acquires Washington Consulting
Technology solutions firm purchases IT and management consulting services provider. read more
IBM initiative to capture growth opportunities in information management
IBM has announced a company-wide initiative that combines its software and industry consulting expertise to help clients better access their own corporate information. read more
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