These days, with waning demand for generalist management consulting, some larger global consultancies have been scrambling to acquire more specialist know-how in terms of industry, business process outsourcing (BPO), regional reach, etc. Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are seen as a growth engine. Most recently, Accenture announced the acquisition of the industrial/embedded software development and services operations of a Hungarian software development and engineering services firm evopro group.
for product lifecycle management (PLM) consulting. In related news, Hitachi Solutions recently acquired Canadian consulting company Ideaca . Founded in 2000, Ideaca has locations in Toronto, Kitchener, Edmonton, Calgary, and Vancouver and delivers solutions to more than 350 clients. The company delivers a portfolio of management consulting and implementation and support services including enterprise resource planning (ERP), business intelligence (BI), portals and collaboration, cloud computing, custom