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IT service firms like Accenture relish the challenge of helping enterprises reduce IT costs, meet shorter turnaround deadlines on projects and deliver more rapid investment returns.

Global HQ: Hamilton, Bermuda Website: www.accenture.com

Global leader: William Green, chairman and CEO

Local leader: Jack Percy, MD, Australia and New Zealand

Core activity: IT services, outsourcing

Revenue: US$23.2 billion (2008-09, ended August 31)

Key customers: Inland Revenue Department, New Zealand Customs Service,

Australian Taxation Office, BHP Billiton, Commonwealth Bank, National Australia Bank, Telstra, NSW Department of Education and Training, Bluescope

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Employees: 177,000

IT service firms like Accenture relish the challenge of helping enterprises reduce IT costs, meet shorter turnaround deadlines on projects and deliver more rapid investment returns.

The company is undergoing major organisational and leadership changes to consolidate its core business, enter new areas and realign for future growth.

It has refocused on management consulting, technology and business process outsourcing and is investing in health care, analytics, digital services, mobility and emerging technologies.

Accenture’s management software is designed to bring business processes and disciplines together.

Its orderless Workplace initiative, for example, uses unified communications, customised search and content management and multimedia collaboration tools. It’s big on collaboration, working with clients to enhance business performance, and is the only systems integrator with innovation centres on Oracle campuses in Japan, Turkey, the United States and Britain. Keith Newman

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