Gartner Research

IT Consulting in Transition

Published: 01 February 1999

ID: G0075507

Analyst(s): Dennis Wayson


The rapid advancement in information technology (IT), particularly in the application platform area, coupled with a growing demand on the part of users for consultants to provide full business solutions, is creating new opportunities for traditional consultants and opening the consulting market to new providers. This Perspective explores the drivers that are changing the competitive landscape and forecasts future impacts on market participants.

Table Of Contents
  • Consulting as a Segment of IT Professional Services
  • The Consulting Marketplace
    • Definitions—Consulting Services
    • Consulting Services Market Size and Forecast
    • Driving Forces
  • Analysis
    • Old Players Change—New Players Emerge
    • Impacts on Consultants' Business Strategies
  • Dataquest Perspective
    • Dataquest Recommendations

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