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Nokia ships 3,000 employees to Accenture

Finnish telecom giant Nokia announced this morning that it would cut 7,000 jobs worldwide as part of an effort to reduce costs by more than $1 billion in 2013. 4,000 of those jobs will be terminated outright, the company said; the remaining 3,000, responsible for Nokia's Symbian software platform, will become employees at tech consulting giant Accenture. Read More >

2011 Consulting Survey: Buzz Quotes!

As the 2011 consulting survey makes its final rounds across the industry, it's time for a bit of sneak-peeking at the results. First up, let's have a look at everyone's favorites: buzz quotes!For all you survey noobs, we get buzz quotes by asking survey-takers to give their thoughts on firms other than their own. This is 100 percent organic, unadulterated opinion, folks.And let me tell you, this year's batch doesn't disappoint. Read More >

As jury deliberates, lawyers spar over McKinsey's Gupta & Ku

None of the ex-McKinsey consultants who are intimately involved with the trial of Raj Rajaratnam will be directly affected by the verdict to be delivered by the jury sometime in the next few days. Ex-partner Anil Kumar plead guilty to related charges earlier this year, and ex-managing director Rajat Gupta still hasn't been charged with a crime. Read More >

HP tests strategy market with SITAS

Big tech companies have long sought to tap into the lucrative market of consulting on strategy. For proof, just have a look at this year's Vault technology consulting rankings: big names like IBM, Cisco, Dell, Oracle and Siemens should look familiar to you tech-savvy readers. Of course, none of these companies started out providing strategy advice of any kind, instead specializing in computer hardware and the software it sometimes requires. Read More >

Consultants: 20 Questions to Ask When You Start a New Projec

By Kristine Schoonmaker, MyConsultingLife.ComStarting a new project can be exhilarating and overwhelming at the same time. In a perfect world, you have at least a conversation (or two) with your project lead or team members prior to arriving on site. The goal of those conversations should be to orient you to the history and current status of the project, your role on the team, and give you an overview of the team dynamics and political environment on the ground. Read More >

Earth Week: CSC Greens the EPA

In honor of Earth Day, Consult THIS is highlighting efforts in environmental sustainability made by 5 consulting firms that we feel deserve special recognition. Whether these efforts resulted in historic achievements in the field of sustainability (some did) or were just plain interesting (like here), each of these big players spurned the bottom line to make a difference to our planet Earth. Read More >

Earth Week: Cognizant Makes Good on 100,000 Tree Pledge

In honor of Earth Day, Consult THIS is highlighting efforts in environmental sustainability made by 5 consulting firms that we feel deserve special recognition. Whether these efforts resulted in historic achievements in the field of sustainability (some did) or were just plain interesting (like here), each of these big players spurned the bottom line to make a difference to our planet Earth.Day 4: CognizantThe world's forests of the future? Read More >

Earth Week: Booz Allen Builds a Greener Future

In honor of Earth Day, Consult THIS is highlighting efforts in environmental sustainability made by 5 consulting firms that we feel deserve special recognition. Whether these efforts resulted in historic achievements in the field of sustainability (some did) or were just plain interesting (like here), each of these big players spurned the bottom line to make a difference to our planet Earth.Day 3: Booz Allen HamiltonBooz Allen volunteers get down to business in San Antonio. Read More >

13 Things Consultants Should Never Wear to Work

By Kristine Schoonmaker, MyConsultingLife.ComWhat falls in the appropriate column when it comes to work attire may seem obvious. But there are lots of people out there that have no clue how to dress for the office. These style faux pas will damage your image faster than the time it takes to gripe about your boss on Facebook. As if that weren't enough, it will completely distract your colleagues and clients from the great work you're doing. Read More >

Earth Week: ATK Shifts into Neutral

In honor of Earth Day, Consult THIS is highlighting efforts in environmental sustainability made by 5 consulting firms that we feel deserve special recognition. Whether these efforts resulted in historic achievements in the field of sustainability (some did) or were just plain interesting (like here), each of these big players spurned the bottom line to make a difference to our planet Earth.Day 2: A.T. KearneyA student participates in a national carbon neutral campaign in Costa Rica. Read More >

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