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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
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
A.T. Kearney: Shared services to help unlock USD$3.3 trillion in government cash worldwide
Research by the consultancy shows public sector is using Technology to help improve productivity and provide new benefits for citizens. read more
Iain Roache joins ea Consulting Group to head up new Investment Banking division
In line with its high growth strategy ea Consulting Group (eacg), the financial services management consultancy, has made a decisive move into the wholesale and investment banking consulting sector with the announcement that Iain Roache has joined as Managing Director to develop eacg's banking practise in these areas. read more
A.T. Kearney: Offshore winners outperform losers by a factor of 3
Companies that don't focus on cutting costs save more money when offshoring, according to new A.T.Kearney study. read more
Heidrick & Struggles names heads for leadership consulting business in Asia Pacific, Americas
Heidrick & Struggles International, the executive search and leadership consulting firm, today announced new Regional Managing Partners to run its Leadership Consulting business in the firm's Asia Pacific and Americas geographic regions. read more
A.T. Kearney: Labour cost advantages of 'offshore' locations decline in 2006
India, China continue to lead; new contenders in Southeast Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe perform well. 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
EDS names Eazor to lead newly expanded Asia-Pacific business
EDS said it has named Joe Eazor, 44, senior vice president and general manager of its newly expanded Asia-Pacific region, effective immediately. read more
Arthur D. Little names new top management
New management to boost Arthur D.Little's growth with “Smart Innovation” consulting services. read more
Mastering the art of strategy
Our management consultancy columnist, Mick James, this week talks to a UK vice president at A.T.Kearney about the newly independent firm’s growth prospects. read more
A.T. Kearney elects new board chairman
Washington-based strategy consultant chosen in first election for top leadership post since the firm's management buy-out from EDS in early 2006. read more
A.T. Kearney to establish MENA regional base in Dubai
The consultancy estimates continued economic diversification will see UAE GDP increase 60% by 2010. read more
Marakon gets three new partners and new COO
Marakon Associates has announced the addition of three new partners and the promotion of an existing partner to chief operating officer. read more
Procurement: the hot topic in consultancy
For this week's piece our management consultancy columnist Mick James spoke with the COO of sourcing and procurement consultancy Efficio, Alex Klein. read more
A.T. Kearney Executive Search announces new management team
The company has also opened new offices in Moscow and Vienna. read more
So how common is it for Management Consultants to earn over £1/4m per year?
Depending on the stage they've reached in their careers, the average UK management consultant can expect to earn between £38,000 and £144,000 per annum – according to the 2006 Management Consultancy Salary Benchmarking Report, just published by the sector's leading website Top-Consultant.com. read more
Management Consultants enjoy double-digit pay rises & bonus payments as UK market faces talent crunch
Management consultancies doing business in the UK consulting market have reacted to the talent shortages now gripping the sector, according to Top-Consultant.com's annual survey of over 1,000 management consultants – the full results of which are to be published next week. read more
A.T.Kearney – the inside scoop on the consulting deal of 2006
Our management consultancy columnist Mick James delves inside the newly liberated consultancy A.T.Kearney to uncover the impact that its MBO has had on client wins, staff morale and recruitment. read more
A.T. Kearney completes management buy-out from EDS
Management consulting firm AT Kearney begins its 80th year as an independent, privately owned management consultancy, having completed its management buy-out from its former parent company, EDS. read more
EDS sells A.T. Kearney Executive Search
EDS has sold the executive search arm of AT Kearney to an investment group, according to an EDS spokeswoman quoted in media reports. read more
MIT MBA team wins A.T. Kearney's 2005 Global Prize case competition
A team of four first-year MBA students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management has captured the $10,000 grand prize in an international business case competition, sponsored by global management consulting firm A T Kearney. read more
A.T. Kearney: United States among top locations for 'offshore' work
While India, China and Southeast Asia continue to dominate A T Kearney's annual ranking of the most attractive locations for "offshoring" of service activities such as IT, business processes and call centers, the United States ranks surprisingly well in a new version of the index. read more
Arthur D Little – back from the brink
Arthur D Little has proven to be an enduring brand in the consulting profession. read more
A.T.Kearney management buy-out deal just agreed…
Our Management Consultancy guru Mick James has just been given a first-hand account of the A.T.Kearney MBO deal that has today been unveiled. read more
Huron Consulting makes senior appointments
Huron Consulting Group has made three senior management appointments in its Performance Improvement and Corporate Advisory Services practices. read more
Could we be witnessing a transformation in the consulting industry?
Our Management Consultancy guru Mick James this week reflects on the new breed of consultancy firm growing in strength in the sector – and the “trusted adviser” angle that firms like Ernst & Young are using to carve out a new position in the consulting market. read more
BearingPoint strengthens management team to focus on winning large accounts
BearingPoint said it has made several key additions to its management team to allow the firm to better focus on large and more complex client engagements. read more
Start up consultancy achieves notable success in public sector procurement
One of the themes we’ve been exploring recently in Top Consultant is how the upheavals of the past few years have created a new wave of consultancies, as practitioners from former firms have gone it alone to start up new entities with fresh approaches to consultancy. read more
Allegheny Energy signs IT agreement with EDS-led consortium
EDS will lead a vendor consortium comprising Deloitte Consulting and A.T.Kearney and will assume responsibility for many of Allegheny Energy's IT tasks and coordinate the installation of a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. read more
A.T.Kearney acquisition looks set to haunt EDS
The saga of who will buy A.T.Kearney from EDS rolls on. read more
Dietmar Ostermann joins PRTM Management Consultants
Dietmar Ostermann has joined global management consulting firm PRTM as director in its automotive practice, furthering the firm's leadership in operational strategy. read more
Uludag named Partner at Roland Berger, Detroit
Erkut Uludag has been promoted to partner at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, according to managing partner Wim van Acker. read more
Business Consulting at the crossroads
Consulting has been on a roller-coaster ride in the last decade. read more
No management buy-out for A.T. Kearney
Electronic Data Systems is planning to sell its management consulting arm A.T.Kearney instead of pursuing a management buyout as it previously had planned. read more
EDS to spin off A.T. Kearney
EDS CEO Michael Jordan last week said that the company hopes to sell A.T.Kearney by the end of the year. read more
EDS finally makes a profit but consulting revenues remain stalled
The restructuring of problem contracts along with initiatives to lower costs helped EDS return to profit in the first quarter of 2005 — despite an ongoing fall in revenues. read more
Staff turnover rockets – but what can consulting firms do to improve retention rates?
Management consultancy firms are being torn apart by surging levels of staff turnover, according to new research from Top-Consultant.com. read more
So what does the future hold for Hewlett Packard and EDS / A.T. Kearney?
Mick James, former Editor of Management Consultancy magazine, provides this regular column to broaden the viewpoint we provide to readers – in this issue Mick looks at what the future holds for Hewlett Packard post-Fiorina and the shifts underway in the EDS / A.T.Kearney relationship following reports this last week of a potential management buyout. read more
EDS to consider management buyout of AT Kearney
EDS could be considering selling AT Kearney to partners of the firm, according to media reports. read more
EDS not looking to sell A.T. Kearney
While EDS posted higher-than-expected quarterly profit, its consulting business, AT Kearney, posted an operating loss, as the company continues to struggle to integrate Kearney’s high-end advisory business into its IT and outsourcing operations. read more
14 of the world's major consulting firms to attend London careers conference
A mixture of Senior Recruiters and practising Consultants from fourteen major consulting brands are now confirmed attendees at Top-Consultant's forthcoming Careers Conference, due to take place in London on 21st February. read more
Exclusive interview with the global head of Atos Consulting
Mick James, former Editor of Management Consultancy magazine, provides this bi-weekly column to broaden the viewpoint we provide to readers. This issue features an exclusive interview with the global head of Atos Consulting and looks at both the firm's impressive recent growth record and its plans for the future. read more
A.T. Kearney forms public sector practice
A.T.Kearney has formed a Government practice in North America, which it says represents an aggregation of public sector consulting resources it has developed in the last decade in the US and Europe. read more
Major consulting brands reveal the race to recruit is once again top of their agendas
Two events have really set pulses racing in the world of Management Consultancy this last week. read more
Strategy Consulting showing signs of a rebound
Start popping those Champagne corks – for strategy consulting is showing signs of a rebound. After almost 4 years of subdued activity at the Bs & Ms of the consulting world, strategy consultancies are finally turning a corner… and turning the recruitment pipes back on again in the process.

It’s been a lingering concern for both Partners and the City that the consulting recovery to date has been somewhat half-hearted. read more
EDS triples Q2 earnings on software unit sale
Electronic Data Systems tripled its net income in its second quarter from a year ago thanks to the sale of its PLM software unit. read more
London Careers event expected to attract 250 fast-track consulting candidates
With the UK management consultancy recruitment market having witnessed a dramatic turnaround in the last 6 months, managers at Top-Consultant have been addressing how the site can better meet the needs of both candidates and recruiters. read more
No summer slow-down in hiring activity as management consulting candidates and recruiters hit new recruitment highs
Not so many years ago the summer months would have been considered a “quiet period” for management consultancy recruitment. read more
DiamondCluster adds two new partners
Two executives with deep expertise in the insurance and health care industries, Rick Madock and Robert Rudy, have joined DiamondCluster International as partners. read more
Celerant appoints new president of Americas business
Celerant Consulting has appointed a former EDS senior manager, William J Jeffery, as president of the Americas region. read more
Consulting Magazine announces Top 25 Consultants 2004
Consulting Magazine has announced The Top 25 Most Influential Consultants 2004, its annual listing of influential consultants as judged by the leaders of 14 leading consulting firms. read more
A.T. Kearney: Pace of international retail expansion quickening
Mass merchant and food retailers are investing in new international markets at a faster pace in 2004 according to management consulting firm AT Kearney's 2004 Global Retail Development Index (GRDI), an annual ranking of retail investment attractiveness among 30 emerging markets. read more
EDS appoints new leader for Australian practice
EDS has appointed senior executive Chris Mitchell as managing director for its Australia operations, following a regional restructure that left the position vacant. read more
Recruitment stampede hits UK consulting market
Management consultancies have ratcheted up the intensity of their recruitment drives quite considerably, judging from the mood of delegates at Top-Consultant’s recent management consultancy recruitment event in London. read more
A.T. Kearney Procurement Solutions signs services agreement with WorldWide Retail Exchange
AT Kearney Procurement Solutions, the eSourcing technologies and services unit of AT Kearney, announced that they have signed an agreement with the WorldWide Retail Exchange (WWRE), an Internet-based business-to-business exchange for retailers and suppliers. read more
Philippines to promote itself as an outsourcing hub
The Philippines is to engage in a promotion program in the US aimed at presenting the country as Southeast Asia’s IT hub. read more
EDS narrows first quarter losses
Electronic Data Systems significantly lowered losses for the first quarter of the year, signalling its turnaround strategy is on track, but its cautious forecast left many industry watchers lukewarm. read more
Established players and new locations compete for offshore jobs, new A.T. Kearney study finds
Countries to which white collar jobs are being offshored offer a range of attractions besides low-cost labor, creating a complex decision-making process for companies selecting offshore locations, according to a new study, the Offshore Location Attractiveness Index, by global management consulting firm A.T.Kearney. read more
A.T. Kearney outlines key steps for managing transition to RFID
Consumer product manufacturers (CPG) and retailers looking to navigate an expected four-year transition period as the industry adopts radio frequency identification (RFID) tags should focus on key areas including data synchronization and finding uses that deliver meaningful benefits to consumers, according to a new report. read more
Ireland retains number one slot in fourth annual Globalization Index
Ireland ranks as the world's most global nation for the third year in a row, according to the fourth annual A.T.Kearney/Foreign Policy Magazine Globalization Index(TM) released yesterday. read more
Online consultancy recruitment in the US – using the right channels and the human dimension
Activity in management consultancy recruitment in North America is slowly but assuredly gathering pace. read more
Premium pricing is a company's biggest performance lever, according to new book
Premium pricing reflects competitive advantage and provides companies with their biggest performance lever for boosting top-line growth, according to Winning the Profit Game, a new book written by three consultants and a professor from the University of Toronto. read more
EDS writes down NMCI deferred costs to post quarterly loss
Electronic Data Systems reported a large fourth quarter loss on Thursday as the company continues to deal with the multi-billion dollar money-loosing Navy contract and falling order books. read more
New appointment at A.T. Kearney Europe
Michael Traem has been appointed to head A.T.Kearney's newly created Profit Center Europe, which covers Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). read more
Stretch! authors say too many CEOs look for short cuts to growth
As executives look to focus on growth over cost-cutting in 2004, two consultants from global management consulting firm AT Kearney have written a book that shows business leaders how their companies can achieve sustained growth in any economic environment. read more
A.T. Kearney, Institute for Supply Management partner to create Center for Strategic Supply Leadership
The Institute for Supply Management(TM) (ISM) and global management consulting firm A.T.Kearney have signed a partnership and sponsorship agreement that will lead to the creation of the A.T.Kearney Center for Strategic Supply Leadership (CSSL) @ ISM. read more
A.T. Kearney: Cutting cost alone doesn’t make Government more effective
While governments around the world strive to cut the cost of central and local government, research by global management consulting firm A.T.Kearney shows that efforts which focus solely on cost are misguided. read more
EDS breaks even in Q3 after adopting new accounting rule
After delaying its third quarter results to review the full impact of adopting a new accounting rule and revealing its $2.24bn cumulative effect, Electronic Data Systems reported a net loss of $600,000 for Q3 last week but matched analysts' expectations on a like-for-like basis. read more
McKinsey still retains that special aura amongst strategy consultancies
You have to hand it to McKinsey. read more
A.T. Kearney elects Brussels-based consultant as new CEO
A.T.Kearney today announced the election of H.L.Henner Klein to a three-year term as chief executive officer, following a vote by the nearly 300 officers of the firm. read more
AT Kearney expects US offshoring to touch $150 B by 2015
John Yoshimura, AT Kearney managing director for South East Asia, speaking at the CII Outsourcing Conclave said that he expects US jobs worth $150 billion to move offshore by 2015. read more
AT Kearney: E-business spending now exceeds 20% of all IT expenditure
Companies are spending 20.3 percent of their 2003 information technology budgets on e-business initiatives according to a third annual study by Line56 Media and consulting firm AT Kearney. read more
EDS changes strategy for A.T. Kearney
EDS has began its previously-announced internal reorganization, which is aimed at transforming the company's structure from divisions based on business lines to divisions based on the various stages of the sales cycle. read more
EDS reports stagnant revenues and a decline in earnings
EDS yesterday reported its latest quarterly results, most notable for a plunge in profits, stagnant revenues and a weak order book. read more
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