As ICT executives again increase their use of systems integrators to help align technology and business needs, the market has a new leader — Accenture.
Accenture has knocked IBM from the spot it has dominated since IDC began tracking the systems integration market in the late 1990s. In a recent report, IDC analysts say Accenture is cashing in on a market that is on the upswing.
“After years of sluggish returns and historic lows, the worldwide [systems-integration services] market experienced moderate growth of about 4% in 2005,” according to IDC.
Accenture, meanwhile, grew its revenues 8% in 2005, IDC says.
Stephanie Torto, IDC programme manager for systems-integration business strategies, says improved economic conditions have enabled companies to once again spend on systems integration.