Published: 02 January 2001
Analyst(s): Nigel Montgomery
When it comes to names, Accenture is not one that easily rolls off the tongue. Mind you, neither does Cap Gemini Ernst & Young or PricewaterhouseCoopers, yet they seem to be doing okay. The adoption of the new name, which took effect just as London's Big Ben chimed in the new year, was the result of an independent arbitrator's August ruling in favour of Andersen Consulting against Andersen Worldwide and Arthur Andersen. The dispute regarded claims by the latter that Andersen Consulting owed them $14.5B. Under the terms of the ruling, Andersen Consulting was excused from further obligations to Andersen Worldwide, but it had to change its name by the end of December 2000.
©2021 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates.
All rights reserved.
Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates.
This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission.
It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact.
While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information.
Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such.
Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy.
Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity.
Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party.
For further information, see
Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.