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Encyclopedia > Accenture
Type Public
Founded 1989 as Andersen Consulting
Headquarters Accenture Ltd. Hamilton, Bermuda (registered)
Key people William (Bill) D. Green, Chief Executive Officer
Industry Management consulting, technology services and outsourcing
Revenue $19.7 billion (2007)
Net income $1.24 billion (2007)
Employees about 175,000 (2007)
Slogan High performance. Delivered.
Website www.accenture.com

Accenture (NYSEACN, ISIN: BMG1150G1116) is a global management consulting, technology services, and outsourcing company. It is registered in Hamilton, Bermuda. It is said to be the largest consulting firm in the world[1] and is one of the largest computer services and software companies on the Fortune Global 500 list.[2]. With more than 175,000 people in 49 countries, the company generated net revenues of US$19.70 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2007. Accenture's clients include 91 of the Fortune Global 100 and more than two-thirds of the Fortune Global 500 [3]. Accenture is also the sponsor of the annual WGC-Accenture Matchplay Championship. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), nicknamed the Big Board, is a New York City-based stock exchange. ... An International Securities Identifying Number (ISIN) uniquely identifies a security. ... City Hall in Hamilton. ... “Chief executive” redirects here. ... Management consultant redirects here. ... The quaternary sector of industry is the sector of industry that involves the intellectual services. ... Outsourcing became part of the business lexicon during the 1980s and refers to the delegation of non-core operations from internal production to an external entity specializing in the management of that operation. ... For the tax agency in Ireland of the same name, see Revenue Commissioners. ... Net income is equal to the income that a firm has after subtracting costs and expenses from the total revenue. ... This article is about work. ... Look up slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), nicknamed the Big Board, is a New York City-based stock exchange. ... An International Securities Identifying Number (ISIN) uniquely identifies a security. ... Management consultant redirects here. ... The quaternary sector of industry is the sector of industry that involves the intellectual services. ... Outsourcing became part of the business lexicon during the 1980s and refers to the delegation of non-core operations from internal production to an external entity specializing in the management of that operation. ... City Hall in Hamilton. ... Management consulting (sometimes also called strategy consulting) refers to both the practice of helping companies to improve performance through analysis of existing business problems and development of future plans, as well as to the firms that specialize in this sort of consulting. ... The Fortune Global 500 is a ranking of the top 500 corporations worldwide as measured by revenue. ...



Formation and early years

Accenture originated as the consulting division of Arthur Andersen, which Arthur Andersen and Clarence DeLany founded in 1913 as Andersen, DeLany & Co. Accenture's origins are in a 1953 feasibility study for General Electric. GE asked Arthur Andersen about the feasibility of automating payroll processing and manufacturing at GE's Appliance Park facility near Louisville, Kentucky. Arthur Andersen recommended installation of a UNIVAC I computer and printer, and GE agreed, which is the start of what became the first-ever commercial computer in the United States. Joe Glickauf was Arthur Andersen's project leader for the GE engagement and was responsible for the payroll processing automation, launching commercial data processing in the United States. Considered to be the father of computer consulting, Glickauf headed Arthur Andersen's Administrative Services division for 12 years. For the U.S. Supreme Court case commonly known as Arthur Andersen, see Arthur Andersen LLP v. ... A feasibility study is a preliminary study undertaken to determine and document a projects viability. ... “GE” redirects here. ... UNIVAC I Central Complex, containing the central processor and main memory unit. ...

Splitting from Arthur Andersen

In 1989, that division split from Arthur Andersen and began using the name Andersen Consulting. Both Arthur Andersen and Andersen Consulting consisted of groups of locally-owned independent partnerships and other entities around the world, each in a contractual agreement with Andersen Worldwide Société Coopérative (AWSC), a Swiss administrative entity. Andersen Worldwide Société Coopérative (AWSC) was a Swiss-based entity which managed the global offices of accounting firm Arthur Andersen. ...

By 2000, Andersen Consulting had achieved net revenues exceeding US$9.5 billion and had more than 75,000 employees in 47 countries [4], whereas Arthur Andersen had revenues of US$9.3 billion with over 85,000 employees worldwide in 2001.

Through the 1990s there was increasing tension between Andersen Consulting and Arthur Andersen. Andersen Consulting was upset that it was paying Arthur Andersen up to 15% of its profits each year (a condition of the 1989 split was that the more profitable unit - AA or AC - paid the other this sum), while at the same time Arthur Andersen was competing with Andersen Consulting through its own newly established business consulting service line called Arthur Andersen Business Consulting. This dispute came to a head in 1998 when Andersen Consulting claimed breach of contract against AWSC and Arthur Andersen. Andersen Consulting put the 15% transfer payment for that year and future years into escrow and issued a claim for breach of contract. In August 2000, as a result of a conclusion of the International Chamber of Commerce, Andersen Consulting broke all contractual ties with AWSC and Arthur Andersen. As part of the arbitration settlement, Andersen Consulting paid over the sum held in escrow (then $1.2 billion) to Arthur Andersen, and was required to change its name, resulting in the entity being renamed Accenture. This article is about the legal arrangement. ... The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is an international organization that works to promote and support global trade and globalization. ...

Perhaps most telling about who had "won" the decision was that four hours after the arbitrator made his ruling, Arthur Andersen CEO Jim Wadia suddenly resigned. Industry analysts and business school professors alike viewed the event as a complete victory for Andersen Consulting [5]. Jim Wadia would provide insight on his resignation years later at a Harvard Business school case activity about the split. It turned out that the Arthur Andersen board passed a resolution saying he had to resign if he didn't get at least an incremental $4 billion (either through negotiation or via the arbitrator decision) for the consulting practice to split off, hence his quick resignation once the decision was announced.

Accounts vary on why the split occurred — executives on both sides of the split cite greed and arrogance on the part of the other side, and executives on the Andersen Consulting side maintained breach of contract when Arthur Andersen created a second consulting group, AABC (Arthur Andersen Business Consulting) which began to compete directly with Andersen Consulting in the marketplace. Many of the AABC firms were bought out by other consulting companies in 2002, most notably, Hitachi Consulting and KPMG Consulting, which later changed its name to BearingPoint. It has been suggested that Hitachi Works be merged into this article or section. ... BearingPoint, Inc. ...

AC's change of name proved to be fortunate as it avoided the taint when Arthur Andersen was dissolved as a result of its role in the Enron scandal. The Enron scandal was a financial scandal that was revealed in late 2001. ...

Emergence of Accenture

On January 1, 2001 Andersen Consulting adopted its current name, "Accenture". The word "Accenture" is derived from "Accent on the future". Although a marketing consultancy was tasked with finding a new name for the company, the name "Accenture" was chosen by an employee from the Oslo office named Kim Petersen, as a result of an internal competition. Accenture felt that the name should represent its will to be a global consulting leader and high performer, and also intended that the name should not be offensive in any country in which Accenture operates. The choice of name also means that the company appears closer towards the top of any alphabetised lists, and retains the AC letter sequence of its previous identity. is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...

It is also rumored that while the idea came from someone in the Oslo office, the thought that started that idea came from the training regime that almost all new employees to AC were put through, where many of the classes were called "Accent on C", a reference to the C programming language. C is a general-purpose, block structured, procedural, imperative computer programming language developed in 1972 by Dennis Ritchie at the Bell Telephone Laboratories for use with the Unix operating system. ...


Accenture's banner hanging on New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) building for its initial public offering on 19 July 2001.
Accenture's banner hanging on New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) building for its initial public offering on 19 July 2001.

On July 29, 2001, Accenture offered initial public offering (IPO) at the price of $14.50 per share in New York Stock Exchange (NYSE); Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley served as its lead underwriters. Accenture stock closed the day at $15.17, with the day's high at $15.25. On the first day of the IPO, Accenture raised nearly $1.7 billion. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), nicknamed the Big Board, is a New York City-based stock exchange. ... New York Stock Exchange (June 2003) The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is one of the largest stock exchanges in the world. ... is the 210th day of the year (211th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), nicknamed the Big Board, is a New York City-based stock exchange. ... New York Stock Exchange (June 2003) The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is one of the largest stock exchanges in the world. ... The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. ... Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) is one of the largest and the most reputed investment banks headquartered in New York City. ...

Organizational structure

Its organizational structure includes divisions based on client industry types and growth platforms. Industry divisions, referred to as Operating Groups, include Products (e.g. consumer packaged goods or industrial equipment), Communications High Technology and Media ('CHT'), Financial Services (e.g. banking, insurance), Resources (e.g. utilities, chemicals, energy), and Public Service. The growth platforms are respectively titled Management Consulting & Integrated Markets, Outsourcing, and Systems Integration & Technology. For other uses, see Bank (disambiguation). ... Insurance, in law and economics, is a form of risk management primarily used to hedge against the risk of a contingent loss. ... A public utility is a company that maintains the infrastructure for a public service. ... The chemical industry comprises the companies that produce industrial chemicals. ...

Service areas

Management Consulting

  • Change Management
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Finance Management
    • Corporate Finance
    • Enterprise Performance Management
    • Finance Operations
  • Human Resources Management
  • Marketing Sciences
  • Service Management
  • Strategy
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Workforce Performance

Systems Integration and Technology Consulting


  • Application Renewal
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Enterprise Solutions
    • Oracle Solutions
    • SAP Solutions
  • Information Management
    • Business Intelligence
    • Data Management & Architecture
    • Portals & Content Management
  • Infrastructure Solutions
    • Data Center Operations
    • Data Center Rationalization
    • Infrastructure Transformation
    • Network Infrastructure
    • Security Solutions
    • Workplace Technology
  • IT Strategy and Transformation
  • Microsoft Solutions
  • Mobile Technology Solutions
  • Performance Engineering
  • Radio Frequency Identification
  • Service-oriented Architecture
  • Systems Integration


  • Application Outsourcing
  • Business Process Outsourcing
  • Infrastructure Outsourcing

Controversy and criticism

Enron scandal and the Accenture name

There is a misconception that the name change from Andersen Consulting to Accenture was simply the consulting firm's attempt to "hide" from the Enron scandal. This is not accurate given the timing of events. The split from Arthur Andersen was requested by the consulting side in 1998, and finally awarded in 2000; the Enron scandal (starting with the reporting of the infamous "LJM Partnerships") did not occur until well into 2001, with the scandal culminating in the months after that. The Enron scandal was a financial scandal that was revealed in late 2001. ...

In reality, planning for a new name was underway before the arbitration decision was announced (Andersen Consulting partners felt that the word "Consulting" in the name was a drawback, since the firm was moving into non-consulting work such as outsourcing and ventures). Interestingly, internal Arthur Andersen emails in 2001 sent to all employees discussed future plans for Arthur Andersen to move ahead in the market with 3 names: Andersen Tax, Andersen Audit, and Andersen Consulting now that they had ownership over the name. Arthur Andersen was never able to revive the "Andersen Consulting" name since it was brought down by the Enron scandal before doing so. Accenture is typically listed in the top 100 corporate brands [7], so the name change appears to have been a positive for the consulting firm. The fact that it is disassociated from the Arthur Andersen name certainly proved to be a positive after the Arthur Andersen/Enron scandal. Enron Creditors Recovery Corporation (formerly Enron Corporation) (former NYSE ticker symbol: ENE) was an American energy company based in Houston, Texas. ...

In addition, Accenture was absolved and not held liable of any involvement in the Enron scandal in court.

There is also a second story that says "Andersen Consulting" changed its name into "Accenture" after "Arthur Andersen" had changed it into "Andersen". Both companies wanted to be seen before the other one in the business directories where the alphabetical order is applied because of the competitive advantage it produces.

Tax haven headquarters

In October 2002, the Congressional General Accounting Office (GAO) identified Accenture as one of four publicly-traded federal contractors that were incorporated in a tax haven country.[8] The other three, unlike Accenture, were incorporated in the United States before they re-incorporated in a tax haven country, thereby lowering their U.S. taxes. Still, critics have panned Accenture's incorporation in Bermuda, generally because they viewed Accenture as having been a U.S.-based company trying to avoid U.S. taxes.[9] The GAO itself did not characterize Accenture as having been a U.S.-based company; it stated that "prior to incorporating in Bermuda, Accenture was operating as a series of related partnerships and corporations under the control of its partners through the mechanism of contracts with a Swiss coordinating entity." October 2002 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December // Events October 31, 2002 The Russian Health Minister Yuri Shevchenko has now stated that the incapacitating agent used in the storming of the Moscow theatre siege was a fentanyl derivative. ... General Accounting Office headquarters, Washington, D.C. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is the non-partisan audit, evaluation, and investigative arm of Congress, and an agency in the Legislative Branch of the United States Government. ... A tax haven is a place where certain taxes are levied at a low rate or not at all. ...

Movement of jobs outside the U.S.

Accenture has been criticized repeatedly by Lou Dobbs of CNN and others for moving some jobs outside the U.S. that results in loss of work and employment for some U.S. citizens. This is because Accenture utilizes Global Delivery Centres in South Asia and Southeast Asia (such as Bangalore and Mumbai in India, and, Manila and Cebu in the Philippines) to reduce cost and increase profit margin in outsourcing deals with major U.S. companies. This enables Accenture to perform work (such as software development and call centre support) at a greatly reduced employee cost as compared to U.S. employees. Louis Dobbs (born September 24, 1945), is the CNN anchor and managing editor for Lou Dobbs Tonight. ... The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ... Map of South Asia (see note on Kashmir). ... Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ... , For other uses, see Bangalore (disambiguation). ... , Bombay redirects here. ... For other meanings of the word, see Manila (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Cebu (disambiguation). ...

As of October 2007, Accenture employs more people in India than in the U.S.

As a balance to the criticism about movement of jobs outside the U.S., Accenture's employee population in the U.S. has increased from 28,000 in 2005 [10] to more than 29,000 in 2007 [11]. According to the map of Accenture’s Delivery Centre locations [12], the Delivery Centres are evenly distributed across the world with 7 centres in Europe, 7 centres in South East Asia and 7 centres in North America.

Because of Accenture's investment in India, many Indian major players such as Infosys, Tata Consultancy Services, and Wipro, along with other market-setters, such as IBM and Siemens IT Solutions and Services, have become its competitors. Infosys Technologies Limited (BSE: 500209, NASDAQ: INFY) is a multinational information technology services company headquartered in Bangalore, India. ... Tata Consultancy Services Limited (TCS Limited company) is one of the world’s largest providers of information technology, consulting, services and business-process outsourcing which commenced operations in 1968. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Wipro Technologies. ... For other uses, see IBM (disambiguation) and Big Blue. ... Siemens IT Solutions and Services (SIS) is a service provider which is part of Siemens AG headquartered in Munich, Germany It which provides outsourcing services for many companies such as 3Com, Coca Cola, EMC2, and Microsoft. ...

Loss of sensitive data

In September 2007, Accenture was implicated in a high-profile case of loss of sensitive data (sometimes referred to as a "data spill") on individual American citizens. The information was contained on a backup computer tape being used in the development of a government information system for the state of Ohio which was stolen on June 10, 2007. The stolen tape contained the names and Social Security numbers of every Ohio state employee, more than half a million people owed tax refunds by the state of Ohio, 602 Ohio Lottery winners who had not cashed their winnings, 84,000 welfare recipients, tens of thousands of other individuals, taxpayer identification numbers for Medicaid providers, and bank account information for school districts and local governments. Data spill is a somewhat ironic term, derived from such phrases as oil spill, toxic or hazardous waste spill, , for the unintentional release of secure information to an insecure environment. ... Computer tape could refer to any of the following: Magnetic tape data storage Punched tape 9 track tape IBM 7 Track Category: ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Information systems. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... is the 161st day of the year (162nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The promotional Social Security card as distributed by the F.W. Woolworth Company In the United States, a Social Security number (SSN) is a 9-digit number issued to citizens, permanent residents, and temporary (working) residents under section 205(c)(2) of the Social Security Act, codified as . ... In the United States, taxpayers will get a tax refund, a refund on their U.S. income tax, if the tax they owe is less than the sum of: The total amount of refundable tax credits that they claim. ... The Ohio Lottery is run by the state of Ohio. ... This article is about financial assistance paid by government organizations. ... A national identification number is used by the governments of many countries as a means of tracking their citizens, permanent residents, and temporary residents for the purposes of work, taxation, government benefits, health care, and other governmentally-related functions. ... Medicaid is the US health insurance program for individuals and families with low incomes and resources. ... A bank account is a monetary account with a banking institution recording the balance of money for a customer. ... School districts are a form of special-purpose district in the United States (amongst some other places) which serves to operate the local public primary and secondary schools. ...

In addition to the Ohio data, the tape also contained a great deal of information related to the state of Connecticut, also an Accenture client, including "information on nearly every bank account held by state agencies – including checking accounts, money market accounts, time deposit accounts, savings accounts, trust fund accounts, treasury and certificates of deposit – which could total billions of taxpayer dollars. The tape lists agency names, account numbers, bank names and types of accounts ... the account numbers of numerous state procurement cards – known as ‘P-Cards’ – most of which were fortunately out of date ... the names and Social Security numbers of dozens of Connecticut taxpayers ... [and] numerous detailed documents from the development and implementation of the CORE-CT project," according to a press release by Connecticut governor Jodi Rell on September 16, 2007.[13] Governor Rell stated that the Connecticut data was being used in Ohio by Accenture to aid in the development of a similar state government information system.[13] Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport[3] Largest metro area Hartford Metro Area[2] Area  Ranked 48th  - Total 5,543[4] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ... A news release or press release is a written or recorded communication directed at members of the news media for the purpose of announcing something claimed as having news value. ... Categories: Stub | 1946 births | Governors of Connecticut ... is the 259th day of the year (260th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

The tape was stolen from the car of 22 year old Jared Ilovar, a $10.50 an hour intern in the Ohio Office of Budget and Management, who had been assigned to take home a backup computer storage device as part of a data security program, quickly terminated by Ohio governor Ted Strickland during the storm of public indignation after the theft became public on June 15. Ilovar was fired when he refused to resign, stating that he had been made a scapegoat for this questionable policy when his car, along with four others, was broken into outside his apartment complex outside Columbus, Ohio; "I was a victim of a random car theft, and now I am the scapegoat for the state of Ohio. On the subject of instructions, I was never instructed by my employer on how to properly secure, store or watch over the data tapes at night. ... I was the newest person in the door, so I inherited the job of taking the data tapes out of the building. That was the extent of my instructions." This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Data security is the means of ensuring that data is kept safe from corruption and that access to it is suitably controlled. ... Ted Strickland, Ph. ... is the 166th day of the year (167th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Scapegoat by William Holman Hunt, 1854. ... A red brick apartment block in central London, England, on the north bank of the Thames An apartment building, block of flats or tenement is a multi-unit dwelling made up of several (generally four or more) apartments (US) or flats (UK). ... Nickname: Location in the state of Ohio, USA Coordinates: , Country State Counties Franklin, Fairfield, Delaware Government  - Mayor Michael B. Coleman (D) Area  - City 212. ...

Connecticut State Comptroller Nancy Wyman reported that Accenture would pay for two years of identity theft protection for the 57 Connecticut residents and one from out of state whose lost data originated in her office. Israel The power of the Knesset to supervise and review government policies and operations is exercised mainly through the state controller, also known as the ombudsman or ombudswoman (Hebrew: מבקר המדינה Mevaker HaMedina. ... Nancy S. Wyman is the first woman elected State Comptroller of Connecticut since the office was created in 1786. ... Identity theft is a catch-all term for crimes involving illegal usage of another individuals public identity. ...


  • Avanade [2] is a joint venture between Microsoft and Accenture. It is dedicated to enterprise business solutions on the Microsoft platform.
  • Navitaire [3] is a subsidiary of Accenture, dedicated to providing specialized solutions to airlines.
  • Accenture Business Services for Utilities [4] is a subsidiary of Accenture, dedicated to providing Business Process systems and solutions for Utilities
  • Accenture National Security Services is a subsidiary of Accenture, dedicated to providing services directly to United States government and military agencies. It was specifically incorporated as a US subsidiary to meet a congressional mandate that defense contractors be based in the US.
  • Accenture Technology Solutions is a subsidiary of Accenture, dedicated to providing technology solutions to the client. The solutions work is mainly outsourced to low-wage developing countries like India, The Philippines and Romania - Accenture India Delivery Centre, Accenture Delivery Centers in the Philippines and Accenture Bucharest Delivery Center.
  • Accenture SAP Solutions is a subsidiary of Accenture, dedicated to providing SAP solutions to the client. It has taken Coritel BPM SAP resources and turned it into this new unit called: ASAPS.

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Visual identity

The typeface used in the Accenture wordmark is Rotis Semi-sans, designed by Otl Aicher in 1988. The right-pointing carat character over the t is intended to indicate the company's orientation to the future. The character is similar to an accent mark in music. The corporate descriptor for Accenture is "High performance. Delivered.", which replaced the previous slogan "Innovation. Delivered." in 2004. “Font” redirects here. ... Computing Wordmark is a bit in each memory location on some variable word length computers (e. ... The rotis typeface was developed in 1988 by Otl Aicher, German graphic designer and typographer. ... Otl Aicher, also known as Otto Aicher (May 13, 1922 - September 1, 1991) was one of the leading German graphic designers of the 20th century. ... In music, an accent is an emphasis on a particular note created by length, as in an agogic accent, pitch, as in a pitch accent, and dynamics, such as dynamic accents. ...

Tiger Woods is a celebrity spokesperson for the company. The campaign uses the service mark "Go on. Be a Tiger," and the ancillary statement "We know what it takes to be a Tiger." Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Trademark. ...

See also

The WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship is one of the annual World Golf Championships for male professional golfers. ... In 2002, the Accenture consulting company compiled a list of the top 50 business intellectuals. ...


  1. ^ Yahoo! - Accenture Ltd Company Profile
  2. ^ Fortune Global 500 - Accenture Ltd Company Snapshot 2007
  3. ^ Company Description Accenture website; retrieved February 16, 2008
  4. ^ Accenture: The Growth of a Global Leader; Accenture website; retrieved June 19, 2007
  5. ^ Arbitrator's Ruling Goes Against Accounting Arm: Consultants Win Battle Of Andersen; International Herald Tribune
  6. ^ Accenture Services; Accenture website; retrieved February 11, 2008
  7. ^ BusinessWeek - The 100 Top Brands 2006
  8. ^ Information on Federal Contractors That Are Incorporated Offshore; United States General Accounting Office; October 1, 2002
  9. ^ Con. Larua DeLauro's Statement on Award of Homeland Defense Contract to Accenture
  10. ^ Source from United States Senate
  11. ^ Accenture United States
  12. ^ Accenture Global Delivery Network
  13. ^ a b Governor Rell Says Review of Data Lost in Ohio Shows ‘Unfathomable’ Breach of Information Security, State of Connecticut press release, September 16, 2007

External links

  • Official website
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Barry Diller, Chairman & CEO IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IACI) is an American internet and media company with interests in electronic retailing, Internet and interactive media, local media services, online personals, real estate and financial services. ... Windows Live is the collective brand name for a set of services and software products from Microsoft. ... Yahoo redirects here. ... Electronic manufacturing services (EMS) is term used for companies that design, test, manufacture, distribute and provide return/repair services for electronic component and assemblies for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). ... Celestica Inc. ... Elcoteq is a Global electronics manufacturing services (EMS) and Original Design Manufacturing (ODM) company, which does manufacturing for Nokia, Ericsson , Thomson, RIM and other brand name companies. ... Flextronics International Ltd. ... Foxconn (富士康) is the trade name of the Taiwanese firm Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. ... Jabil NYSE: JBL is a provider of electronic manufacturing services. ... Kimball International, Inc. ... Plexus Corporation NASDAQ: PLXS, is an Electronics Manufacturing Services provider to the wireline/networking, wireless infrastructure, medical, commercial and defense/security/aerospace industries. ... Quanta Computer Incorporated is a Taiwan-based manufacturer of notebook computers and other electronic hardware. ... Sanmina-SCI is a leading multinational Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) provider headquartered in San Jose, California which provides operational services to technology companies. ... SMTC Manufacturing Corporation (NASDAQ: SMTX, TSX: SMX) is a mid-size (Tier 2) diversified electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider based in Toronto, Ontario. ... Solectron headquarters in Milpitas Solectron Corporation (NYSE: SLR), is a global electronics manufacturing company for original equipment manufacturer (OEMs). ... Information and communication technology spending in 2005 Information technology (IT), as defined by the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), is the study, design, development, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems, particularly software applications and computer hardware. ... Information technology consulting (IT consulting or business and technology services) is a field that focuses on advising businesses on how best to use information technology to meet their business objectives. ... A BUNCH OF DOT HEADS go ahead change it again bitch! ... Atos Origin, SA (Euronext: ATO) is an international IT corporation which operates in more than 50 countries worldwide, with about 47,000 employees. ... Avanade, Inc. ... BearingPoint, Inc. ... Booz Allen Hamilton, one of the oldest management consulting firms in the world,[1] is a private corporation with headquarters in McLean, Virginia and over 100 offices on 6 continents. ... BT Group plc (formerly British Telecommunications plc) which trades as BT (pronounced Bee tee) (also previously as British Telecom and is still commonly known as such amongst the general public) is the privatised UK state telecommunications operator. ... Capgemini (Euronext: CAP) is a major French company, one of the worlds largest information technology, management consulting, outsourcing and professional services companies with a staff of 75,000 operating in 30 countries. ... CGI Group Inc. ... Cognizant redirects here. ... CSCs headquarters in El Segundo CSCs branch office in HITEC City Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) NYSE: CSC is an information technology (IT) and business services company headquartered in El Segundo, California, USA. Its stated mission is to help clients achieve strategic goals and profit from the use of... Deloitte & Touche (also referred to as Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, and branded as Deloitte. ... Electronic Data Systems (EDS) (NYSE: EDS, LSE: EDC) is a global business and technology services company that defined the outsourcing business when it was established in 1962 by Ross Perot. ... First Data Corporation (NYSE: FDC) is a payment processing company based in Greenwood Village, Colorado. ... Fujitsu Consulting is a consulting company based in Edison, New Jersey. ... Getronics N.V. (Euronext: GTN) is an international Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Company focused on Workspace Management Services, including Application Services. ... HCL Technologies is one of the leading global technology and IT enterprises that offers product engineering, technology and application services, BPO, infrastructure services, IT hardware, systems integration, and distribution of technology and telecom products in India. ... HP Technology Solutions (or HP TSG) is a consulting firm that branched off from Hewlett-Packard. ... IBM Global Services is the worlds largest business and technology services provider. ... i-flex solutions limited is an India based IT company that produces software for the financial services industry. ... Indra Sistemas is the leading Spanish Information Technology and Defense Systems company. ... Infosys Technologies Limited (BSE: 500209, NASDAQ: INFY) is a multinational information technology services company headquartered in Bangalore, India. ... Keane (KEA) is a technology firm focused upon outsourcing. ... LogicaCMG is a telecommunications and IT consultancy company. ... Orange Business Services (formerly Equant) is a subsidiary of France Télécom and provides network and information technology business services in over 220 countries and territories. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... Perot Systems Corporation NYSE: PER is an information technology services provider based in Plano, Texas. ... Science Applications International Corporation Science Applications International Corporation (usually known as SAIC) is the largest employee-owned research and engineering firm in the United States. ... Sapient NASDAQ: SAPE helps clients innovate their businesses in the areas of marketing, business operations, and technology”. Sapient has a reputation of tackling complex initiatives in the consulting industry like: helping MIT create a new model for making course material available globally, working with the US Marine Corps on their... Satyam Computer Services Ltd. ... Tata Consultancy Services Limited (TCS Limited company) is one of the world’s largest providers of information technology, consulting, services and business-process outsourcing which commenced operations in 1968. ... TietoEnator is an international software development company. ... Titan Corporation is a United States-based company headquartered in San Diego, California. ... Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS), based in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, United States, and incorporated in Delaware[3], is a global provider of information technology services and solutions. ... Wipro Tech (NYSE: WIT) is an information technology service company established in India in 1980. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) is an American manufacturer of software and systems for information management and storage. ... For the district in Saga, Japan, see Fujitsu, Saga. ... Maxtor Corporation was an American manufacturer of computer hard disk drives founded in 1982 and acquired by Seagate in 2006. ... Network Appliance, Inc. ... Samsung Electronics (SEC, Hangul:삼성전자; KSE: 005930, KSE: 005935, LSE: SMSN, LSE: SMSD) is a South Korean multinational corporation and the worlds largest and leading electronics and information technology company. ... Seagate Technology (NYSE: STX) is a major American manufacturer of hard drives, founded in 1979 and based in Scotts Valley, California. ... Hitachi Global Storage Technologies is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. ... Western Digital Corporation (NYSE: WDC) (often abbreviated to WD) is a manufacturer of a large proportion of the worlds hard disks, and has a long history in the electronics industry as an IC maker and a storage products company. ... A semiconductor is a solid whose electrical conductivity is in between that of a conductor and that of an insulator, and can be controlled over a wide range, either permanently or dynamically. ... AMD redirects here. ... Broadcom Corporation is a leading American supplier of integrated circuits (ICs) for broadband communications. ... Elpida Memory, Inc. ... Fairchild Semiconductor introduced the first commercially available integrated circuit (although at almost the same time as one from Texas Instruments), and would go on to become one of the major players in the evolution of Silicon Valley in the 1960s. ... Freescale sign Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. ... Hynix Semiconductor Inc. ... For the raceway, see Infineon Raceway. ... Intel redirects here. ... Micron Technology (Micron) NYSE: MU is a multinational company based in Boise, Idaho, USA, best known for producing many forms of semiconductor devices. ... Categories: Electronics companies of the United States | Companies based in California | Corporation stubs ... NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) (pronounced IPA: ) is a U.S. corporation specializing in the manufacture of graphics processor technologies for workstations, desktop computers, and handhelds. ... For other uses of NXP, see NXP (disambiguation). ... Qimonda AG (NYSE: QI), (pronounced key-MON-duh) is the new memory company split out of Infineon Technologies AG on May 1, 2006, to form the third largest DRAM company worldwide, according to the industry research firm Gartner Dataquest. ... Renesas Technology Corporation ) is a Japanese semiconductor manufacturer. ... ROHM Co. ... Sharp Corporation ) (TYO: 6753 , LuxSE: SRP) is a Japanese electronics manufacturer, founded in 1912. ... STMicroelectronics is an international leading supplier of semiconductors. ... Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN), better known in the electronics industry (and popularly) as TI, is an American company based in Dallas, Texas, USA, renowned for developing and commercializing semiconductor and computer technology. ... Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Limited (Traditional Chinese: 台灣積體電路製造股份有限公司, abbrev. ... VIA Technologies logo VIA Technologies is a Taiwanese manufacturer of integrated circuits, mainly motherboard chipsets, CPUs, and memory, and is part of the Formosa Plastics Group. ... Software redirects here. ... Adobe Systems (pronounced a-DOE-bee IPA: ) (NASDAQ: ADBE) (LSE: ABS) is an American computer software company headquartered in San Jose, California, USA. Adobe was founded in December 1982[1] by John Warnock and Charles Geschke, who established the company after leaving Xerox PARC in order to develop and sell... CA, Inc. ... Electronic Arts (EA) (NASDAQ: ERTS) is an American developer, marketer, publisher, and distributor of computer and video games. ... Intuit Inc. ... McAfee, Inc. ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... Nintendo Company, Limited (任天堂 or ニンテンドー Nintendō; NASDAQ: NTDOY, TYO: 7974 usually referred to as simply Nintendo, or Big N ) is a multinational corporation founded on September 23, 1889[1] in Kyoto, Japan by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce handmade hanafuda cards. ... For the road bicycle racing team previously known as Novell, see Rabobank (cycling). ... Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL) is one of the major companies developing database management systems (DBMS), tools for database development, middle-tier software, enterprise resource planning software (ERP), customer relationship management software (CRM) and supply chain management (SCM) software. ... For other uses, see Red Hat (disambiguation). ... SAP AG (ISIN: DE0007164600, FWB: SAP, NYSE: SAP) is the largest European software enterprise and the third largest in the world, with headquarters in Walldorf, Germany. ... Symantec Corporation NASDAQ: SYMC, founded in 1982, is an international corporation which sells computer software, particularly in the realms of security and information management. ... Copy of the original phone of Alexander Graham Bell at the Musée des Arts et Métiers in Paris Telecommunication is the assisted transmission of signals over a distance for the purpose of communication. ... For other uses, see 3 (disambiguation). ... América Móvil (NYSE: AMX, BMV: AMX, NASDAQ: AMOV) is the largest mobile network operator in Germano America and Latin America and the largest corporation in Latin America. ... This article is about the current AT&T. For the 1885-2005 company, see American Telephone & Telegraph. ... For the information technology, see Airtel (FBI). ... Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (known as BSNL, India Communications Corporation Limited) is a public sector communications company in India. ... BT Group plc (formerly British Telecommunications plc) which trades as BT (pronounced Bee tee) (also previously as British Telecom and is still commonly known as such amongst the general public) is the privatised UK state telecommunications operator. ... For other uses, see Cablevision (disambiguation). ... Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is the largest[1] cable television (CATV) company and the second largest Internet service provider in the United States. ... DTAG corporate headquarters, Bonn Deutsche Telekom AG (ISIN: DE0005557508, FWB: DTE, NYSE: DT, LSE: DEU, TYO: 9496) (English translation: German Telecom) (abbreviated DTAG) is a telecommunications company headquartered in Bonn, Germany. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... France Télécom (Euronext: FTE, NYSE: FTE) (often spelled France Telecom, without the accents, in non-French text) is the main telecommunication company in France. ... Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (日本電信電話 Nippon Denshin Denwa) is a telephone company that dominates the telecommunication market in Japan. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... RCN Corporation, (NASDAQ: RCNI), founded in 1997 and based in Herndon, Virginia, is the first and largest American facilities-based competitive provider of bundled telephone, cable television and high speed Internet service delivered over its own fiber-optic local network to consumers in the Boston, New York, Eastern Pennsylvania, Washington... Rogers Communications Inc. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE: S) is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the US. With 55 million subscribers, Sprint Nextel operates the third largest wireless telecommunications network in the United States (based on total wireless customers), behind AT&T and Verizon Wireless. ... Swisscom AG is the leading telephone company in Switzerland. ... Telecom Italia is formerly a partially state-owned Italian telco. ... Telefónica, S.A., (IBEX-35:TEF, Euronext: TEF, NYSE: TEF, LSE: TDE, FWB: TEF, TYO: 9481) is a Spanish telecommunications company. ... Teléfonos de México S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: TMX), better known as Telmex, is a Mexican telecommunications company that provides telecommunication products and services in Mexico and in many parts of Latin America, such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru and even in the United States. ... Time Warner Inc. ... Verizon Communications, Inc. ... Virgin Media Inc. ... Vodafone Group Plc is a mobile network operator headquartered in Newbury, Berkshire, England, UK. It is the largest mobile telecommunications network company in the world by turnover and has a market value of about £84. ... It has been suggested that Vertical expansion be merged into this article or section. ... Apple Inc. ... The Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE: HPQ), commonly known as HP, is a very large, global company headquartered in Palo Alto, California, United States. ... For other uses, see IBM (disambiguation) and Big Blue. ... NEC Corporation (Japanese: Nippon Denki Kabushiki Gaisha; TYO: 6701 , NASDAQ: NIPNY) is a Japanese multinational IT company headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan. ... Sun Microsystems, Inc. ...

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