SOURCE: Kennedy Information, Inc.

March 13, 2007 16:39 ET

IT Strategy Consulting in High Demand

Growth Surpasses Other IT Consulting Services

PETERBOROUGH, NH -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 13, 2007 -- With a compound annual growth rate projected at 8.8% through 2009, the $14B IT Strategy and Planning (ITSP) consulting market is entering the most dynamic environment since the peak years of the dot-com boom, according to "IT Strategy and Planning Marketplace 2006 - 2009: Key Data, Trends & Forecasts," a new report from consulting industry research firm Kennedy Information.

Through intensive surveys and interviews with IT strategy practice leaders and buyers of IT consulting services, Kennedy analysts have determined the three primary drivers of demand that are creating an unprecedented need for ITSP consulting work. These influences include: the maturation of technologies and of macroeconomic factors; pervasive competition that is forcing business model and process innovation; and IT systems plans that have become increasingly sophisticated thus requiring unique expertise.

"Global competition is forcing client organizations to innovate their business models and supporting business processes," says Kennedy's Senior Analyst, Bill Scheer. "IT systems are becoming very complex to organize, evolve, sustain, and operate. These changes are driving an unprecedented need for ITSP consulting work."

The research findings uncover the full range of dynamics shaping this market, including trends, drivers, and inhibitors for clients and IT strategy and planning practices. It provides market sizing and demand forecasts by four major ITSP service sub-segments including Business Performance, IT Management, Enterprise Architecture, Systems Strategy and Architecture. Additional market analysis is segmented by geography (North America, EMEA, Asia/Pacific and Latin America), and by 12 client industries.

The Kennedy report also explores the competitive landscape for ITSP services, including opportunities and challenges, plus rankings of the top ITSP practices by client industry vertical, geography, and overall within the ITSP consulting market. The report also profiles ITSP practices serving the market including Accenture, Bain & Company, BearingPoint, Booz Allen Hamilton, Boston Consulting Group, Capgemini, Cognizant, CSC, Deloitte, Diamond Management and Technology Consultants, HewlettPackard, Hitachi Consulting, IBM, IDS Scheer, Infosys, KPMG, McKinsey & Company, PA Consulting, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Unisys, and Wipro.

"IT Strategy and Planning Marketplace 2006 - 2009: Key Data, Trends & Forecasts" is an exclusive 162-page report, supported by 59 tables and charts. For a complimentary Executive Summary, call 800-531-0007, e-mail or visit

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Kennedy Information, Inc., the leading research firm on management consulting since 1970. The company annually publishes "The Global Consulting Marketplace," "Benchmarks in Management Consulting," and other research reports; the monthly newsletters Consultants News and Management Consultant International as well as Consulting Magazine. Kennedy also produces annual conferences for thought leaders in consulting and powers the Web portal,

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