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Market Insight: Business Consulting Service Providers Must Exploit Asset+ Consulting for Competitive Value

Published: 29 September 2014

ID: G00266778

Analyst(s): Julie Short, Jacqueline Heng


Business consulting service providers have been acquiring intellectual property assets at a rapidly increasing rate to augment their service offerings to the market. They must also understand the importance of insight and expertise to fully exploit these assets.

Table Of Contents


  • Clarify the Hype Surrounding Asset-Based Consulting
  • Gartner Introduces Asset+ Consulting
  • What Are Insight and Expertise?

Background and Context

  • Asset Acquisition Continues

The Impact

  • Asset+ Consulting Requires Verticalization
  • Successful Consulting Service Providers Leverage Asset+ Consulting
  • Target the Right Assets, and Manage Them to Deliver Business Outcomes


  • Leverage Asset+ Consulting to Build Sustainability and Deliver Business Outcomes


  • M&As in the Consulting Service Market, 2012-2Q14

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