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Cap Gemini Eyeing Ernst & Young Business Unit
French integrator Cap Gemini has announced that it may buy the business consulting division of Big 5 firm, Ernst & Young. The deal would create an $8.5 billion

gemini affinitas  Gemini Eyeing Ernst & Young Business Unit Cap Gemini Eyeing Ernst & Young Business Unit S. McVey - December 13th, 1999 Event Summary Number four of the Big Five consulting giants, Ernst & Young LLP announced that it may sell its consulting business to Cap Gemini SA. Although no details of the proposal have been made public, a spokesman for E&Y said the move was designed to eliminate conflicts of interest between the firm's audit and consulting businesses. At roughly $8.5 billion in revenue, the Read More...
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Meiosis, Mitosis: Cap Gemini's Mating with Ernst & Young
Ernst & Young is on the verge of splitting its consultancy heritage (meiosis) and mating it with France's Cap Gemini's (mitosis). It is a leap of faith that

gemini affinitas  2000 Event Summary Cap Gemini wants Ernst & Young's management consultancy, and in all likelihood (about 90%), the partners of Ernst & Young are willing. The whole affair has been long in the making. Ernst & Young, like its cohorts Andersen, KPMG, and Pricewaterhouse, suffers from the malady known as SEC rules on conflict of interest. Its auditing wing can never quite be distinguishable from its interests in management consulting wing. The SEC has threatened legal action against at least one of the major Read More...
Baan And SSA GT Merge To Form A Mid-Market Empire With An ''Iron Side'' Part Four: Market Impact Summary and User Recommendations
SSA GT has many times surprised even the biggest skeptics by turning around seemingly non-viable vantage products (which iBaan and Ironside certainly are not

gemini affinitas  resources wise) to deliver Gemini and OpenWorldX (not to mention SAP 's colossal task to deliver still evolving NetWeaver platform) certainly shows that we are not there yet (see What's Wrong With Enterprise Applications, And What Are Vendors Doing About It? ). It may be interesting to note that SSA GT, although recently acting from a position of strength, yet has to ensure that the erosion of user companies that have already initiated a switchover replacement strategy (either due to lingering bad market Read More...
Taking Stock of TAKE Supply Chain Solutions - Part 3
Part 1 of this blog series introduced TAKE Supply Chain, a supply chain management (SCM) division of TAKE Solutions, Ltd. The parent TAKE Solutions is a global

gemini affinitas  Also known as the Gemini data collection and process automation product set, this has been the core  line of business (LOB)  and revenue contributor since the company’s launch in 1994. The company’s Gemini mobility solutions were first sold in 1994. Many of the customers who started using Gemini transactions in the 1990s were core to the former ClearOrbit business, which TAKE Solutions acquired in 2007. Additionally, TAKE Supply Chain has leveraged its device integration knowledge to connect Read More...
Heads Roll at Consulting Giant in Wake of SEC Investigation
Recent findings by the SEC prompted global management consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP to dismiss a number of its consultants, including five partners

gemini affinitas  it to integrator Cap Gemini (See TEC News Analysis article: Cap Gemini Eyeing Ernst & Young Business Unit December 13th, 1999). Regardless of whether the proposed sale proceeds, the possibility demonstrates the sacrifice firms are willing to make to avoid conflicts of interest. As the Big Five grow even bigger, it is likely that others will take similar steps to preserve ethical standards. User Recommendations The SEC revelation should raise important questions for users who may be evaluating service Read More...
Oracle Claims The Worst Is Over And Turns To KISS For A Boost Part 1: The News
Oracle seems to have been trying hard to find a magic formula to ramp up its declining applications revenue. Targeting the lower end of the market with the

gemini affinitas  call center agents. Cap Gemini and Westpac and Cathay Pacific went live globally. And Sony Electronics took just 45 days to implement supply chain automation. Well, that's 10 of the more than 400 customers running their businesses on the E-Business Suite. Not bad after just one year in the market. This concludes Part One of a three-part article on recent Oracle announcements. Parts Two and Three discuss the Market Impact, with Part Three adding User Recommendations. Read More...
WorldCom SPRINTs, Nokia/Visa Pays Bill, & Service Providers Gear for Wireless Tsunami
Ready for another Internet Tsunami? Broadband and Wireless ubiquitous infrastructures are coming into place at a rapid rate. Digital Business Service Providers

gemini affinitas  among them EDS, Cap Gemini, Deloitte Consulting, CSC, and Anderson Consulting. Market Threats Three possible threats to this market exist. The first is that regulatory bodies in local areas may effect the distribution and costs to subscribers, reducing the demand on at least B2C services. In the U.S., the Telecommunications Act of 1996 essentially deregulated local and long distance service providers, making it easier for competition to exist between long distance and local carriers. The effect has been Read More...
Baan And SSA GT Merge To Form A Mid-Market Empire With An ''Iron Side'' Part Two: Market Impact On Baan
Baan is now in a much better company, one that is solely dedicated to the enterprise applications business. In addition to Baan being in a better shape and

gemini affinitas  which is code named Gemini and still slated for the launch in the week of October 7, 2003 at the Baan World User Fall Workshop in Charlotte, NC. At the end of the day, the Baan's phase under Invensys, after a turbulent three years that have seen considerable people, market and technology change, and considerable worthwhile investment, is a matter of past. Recent technology developments seem to be in sync with the market's trends, and leaning shrewdly towards the requirements of holistic business Read More...
Baan And SSA GT Merge To Form A Mid-Market Empire With An ''Iron Side''
Should Baan and Ironside learn from their new senior sibling SSA GT how to consistently produce stellar financial results and profitability while proceeding

gemini affinitas  modern integration platform, OpenWorldX. Gemini will supposedly be launched this fall at Baan World User Conferences in the US and Europe, with a launch in Asia Pacific planned for the first-half of 2004. Additionally, Baan reportedly gained 52 new name customers last quarter while also achieving record levels of customer satisfaction (albeit when compared to its less than satisfactory levels in the past), although at the expense of recurred non-profitable operations. This is Part One of a four-part Read More...
SAP Remains Vital Amid Ailing Market And Internal Adjustments Part 1: Recent Announcements
Recently, SAP announced solid results for Q4 2001, in contrast to the current soft market. Although not all troubles seem to have been left behind, as can be

gemini affinitas  Ltd. (NYSE: ACN); Cap Gemini Ernst & Young and PwC Consulting ; and others. The combined company will have its headquarters in Palo Alto, it will employ more than 1,700 people worldwide, and share approximately 5,000 customers. Shai Agassi, current CEO of SAP Portals, will head the new company, while Hasso Plattner, CEO of SAP Markets (and co-CEO of SAP), will serve as chairman of the new company's board. Integration of the two subsidiaries is scheduled for completion by 31 March 2002. Financial Results Read More...
PeopleSoft - Catching Its Second Wind From The Internet Part 1: About PeopleSoft
PeopleSoft, once a high flyer owing to its congenial culture and slick ERP product, has invested two years and over a half billion dollars to develop a number

gemini affinitas  consulting companies (e.g., CAP Gemini Ernst & Young ). Major Developments  This is a summary of major developments for PeopleSoft during the past year with respect to the following areas: Market Strategy Product Development Acquisitions Alliances Market Strategy During the past year, PeopleSoft has focused its market strategy on developing a fully Web-based version of its enterprise application set and bolstered its consulting division, PeopleSoft Consulting . For more information, See SAP and Read More...
HighJump Grows in a Period of Low Growth Through Adaptable, Broad Function Products
With approximately 180 employees, HighJump Software is in growth mode with total revenue up 40% in fiscal 2002 and with current year over year revenue growth of

gemini affinitas  million equity investment with Gemini Investors of Wellesley, MA and St. Paul Venture Capital of Bloomington, MN. This funding, secured in a turbulent economic environment, will have demonstrated the investment community's confidence in HighJump's solutions and its ability to be a notable player in the SCE market. This concludes Part One of a three-part note. Part Two will discuss the Market Impact. Part Three will analyze HighJump SCE solutions. Part Four will cover Challenges and make User Read More...
Razorfish: A Pure Play Offering Digital Strategy
Strategy in digital business has become an increasingly significant component of Digital Business Service Provider (DBSP) offerings. Pure plays have and are

gemini affinitas  (such as Andersen, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Deloitte, KPMG, and so forth). However, we believe it will hold its own, partly because the legacy consultants have in the past soured their reputation in this area with many of their users. Also the reputation of pure plays as specialized digital business developers has a better track record. This is based on a limited TEC survey of 18 experienced and senior executives who were (and are) clients of one or more DBSPs, including clients of the legacy Read More...

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