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ALM Intelligence Identifies Best IT Operations Consultants

2018 Vanguard Buyer Ratings Guide Rates Global Providers and Specialists

New York, NY – December 19, 2018 – ALM Intelligence – Consulting division, previously known as Kennedy Consulting, released its 2018 ratings of IT Operations consulting providers. 7 firms were identified as leaders in the consulting industry: Bain & Company, Boston Consulting Group, Deloitte, EY, McKinsey & Company, PwC and Trianz. In the last year, the landscape for IT operations transformation has changed dramatically. Technology is no longer a separate strategy but has become the underpinning of the entire business agenda.  Consulting firms are adapting their capabilities to assist clients in a highly disruptive environment.

“Market trends are creating a significant demand for consulting firms, and providers need to be innovative and ‘ahead of the curve’ themselves to guide clients effectively, provide strategy through execution, and end-to-end service capabilities,” said Laura Becker, Senior Research Analyst at ALM Intelligence. “The pace of change of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the resultant client need for speed, agility, and scale with technology roll-outs is putting pressure on organizations to stay ahead of competitors, both traditional players, and new entrants.”

Providers that attained challenger status include: Accenture, Booz Allen Hamilton, Capgemini Consulting, KPMG, North Highland, The Hackett Group, West Monroe Partners. Other firms that were rated include: A.T. Kearney, BearingPoint, Cognizant, IBM, Infosys, PA Consulting, Protiviti, Tata Consultancy Services and Wipro.

ALM’s Vanguard research series assesses firms in terms of their relative ability to create impact for their clients. In addition to its overall rating assessments of consulting providers’ depth and breadth of capabilities and best-in-class provider designations, this series includes detailed capability evaluations for each covered provider as well as a qualitative analysis of their consulting organization, approach, and service delivery model.

For more information or to obtain the full version of The ALM Vanguard: IT Operations Consulting, visit the ALM Intelligence website:

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