Top Workplaces 2020: See the list of Orange County winners
It’s been a surreal year for workplaces as the coronavirus pandemic sweptacross Orange County.Offices closed suddenly. Daycare for working parents evaporated. Technologyshifted to the home office, sometimes the kitchen table. Virtual meetingsbecame the norm as thousands of bosses managed their teams from afar.Timecards, WiFi, laptops, HR issues and COVID-19 infections.Thousands of people lost their jobs as the county’s unemployment rate neared15% in late spring.Amid the Great Lockdown of 2020, the Orange County Register sought thebusinesses that rose above for its 13th annual Top Workplaces program. Localcompanies, awash in their own coronavirus chaos, did not disappoint.The honorees this year range from data and real estate companies to schooldistricts, hospitals, nonprofits, a water utility and a favorite comfort-foodchain. All of them stressed one thing above all: their people.“When you have amazing people, you can’t help but have an incredible culture,”said Joone Lopez, the general manager of Moulton Niguel Water District.Lopez put her employees’ safety front and center. She quickly mobilized acolor-coded system to keep any potential COVID infections from cross-contaminating staff members working on key infrastructure issues.Others, like Optima Tax Relief, had to switch from a call-center format to awork-from-home setting. CEO David King and his IT team scrambled to configure700 laptops — in three days during tax season — for his employees.In what’s been arguably one of the craziest years in this century, manycompanies found ways to adapt and thrive.“We’ve adjusted well,” said Jim Andronaco, co-founder of Sidepath in LagunaHills. “More importantly, our people adjusted well.”Through all the work-from-home complications, the tech glitches and thedivisive politics, bosses said the pandemic pivot helped them get to knowtheir employees better.“We see the background at home,” said Trevor Tait, managing director at Tait &Associates in Santa Ana. “We get to meet a lot of dogs. We now know peopledifferently.” * Craig Boundy, CEO of Experian North America, in Costa Mesa on Wednesday, November 11, 2020. For the eighth consecutive year, Experian has earned a spot in Orange County Register’s Top Workplaces survey.(Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG) * Panda Restaurant Group, a family-operated company based in Rosemead, has been making crave-worthy entrees for nearly 50 years and says it sticks to a people-first mentality. The chain has grown to 47 restaurants in Orange County with 695 employees. (Courtesy of Panda Restaurant Group) * Panda Express in Hacienda Heights, CA, on Monday, Oct 29, 2018. The restaurant chain, owned by Panda Restaurant Group, was voted by as one of the Top Workplaces for employees to work. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG) * Moulton Niguel Water District workers repair an underground service line in front of a customer’s Laguna Niguel home on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG) * Moulton Niguel Water District workers repair an underground service line in front of a customer’s Laguna Niguel home on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG) * Moulton Niguel Water District worker Matt Keith helps repair an underground service line in front of a customer’s Laguna Niguel home on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG) * Moulton Niguel Water District worker Carlos Jimenez solders a new copper pipe while repairing an underground service line in front of a customer’s Laguna Niguel home on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG) * Eric Hinkelman, in the office on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, is the CEO of Voit Real Estate Services in Irvine, CA. (Photo by Paul Bersebach, Orange County Register/SCNG) * Eric Hinkelman, in the office on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, is the CEO of Voit Real Estate Services in Irvine, CA. (Photo by Paul Bersebach, Orange County Register/SCNG) * Optima Tax Relief CEO David King stands in a mostly empty office in Santa Ana on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 since most employees are now working from home. He says he likes to keep the mood upbeat. “What we do can be very stressful,” he said. “We try to make taxes fun for our staff.” (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG) * Optima Tax Relief employees Peter Steele, left, and James Stwaner sort through one-day worth of client IRS notices on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 in Santa Ana. CEO David King is center.(Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG) * Optima Tax Relief CEO David King says he likes to keep the mood upbeat in his Santa Ana office. “What we do can be very stressful,” he said. “We try to make taxes fun for our staff.” He is pictured with the company bear on Tuesday, November 17, 2020. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG) * Jim Andronaco, left, and Patrick Mulvee of the IT company, Sidepath, in Laguna Hills, on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG) * Patrick Mulvee, left, and Jim Andronaco, of the IT company, Sidepath, in Laguna Hills, Wednesday, October 21, 2020. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG) * Clockwise from top, left: executive vice-presidents Juju McIntire and Shane Harris, Executive Vice President Cory Tona and President Aaron Iverson of theLender in Lake Forest, CA. The company was voted one of the Best of Orange County in an Orange County Register poll. (Photo by Paul Bersebach, Orange County Register/SCNG) * Aaron Iverson, left, and Cory Tona, photographed on Thursday, October 29, 2020, are president and executive vice-president of theLender in Lake Forest, CA. The company was voted one of the Best of Orange County in an Orange County Register poll. (Photo by Paul Bersebach, Orange County Register/SCNG) * “We thrive on a strong team culture and overall positive attitude which enables us to work well with each other and our valued business partners.” Debra Kovach, principal and CEO at Optimum Professional Property Management. The firm has earned a top honor among Orange County’s 2020 Top Workplaces. (Courtesy of Debra Kovach) * MemorialCare Orange Coast and Saddleback Medical Centers CEO Marcia Manker, right, stands with nurses in front of Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center in Fountain Valley on Friday, November 6, 2020. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG) * Sabastian Enges, CEO and founder of Fenix Consulting Group, stands in front of the company’s motto, “Be so good you can’t be ignored” at their offices in Orange, CA on Thursday, November 5, 2020. (Photo by Paul Bersebach, Orange County Register/SCNG) * Sabastian Enges, center, CEO and founder of Fenix Consulting Group, talks to employees at their offices in Orange, CA on Thursday, November 5, 2020. (Photo by Paul Bersebach, Orange County Register/SCNG) * Mike Hickman, president and CEO of Seven Gables Real Estate, in Huntington Beach, CA, on Wednesday, October 28, 2020. The company has earned a spot in the Orange County Register’s Top Workplaces survey. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG) This year, 151 employers agreed to take the survey with Top Workplaces partnerEnergage. Combined, they employ 54,487 people in Orange County. Of the 28,177employees who received questionnaires, 18,170 responded, either on paper oronline. For this year’s winners list, 105 Orange County employers earnedrecognition as Top Workplaces based on employee feedback.In a nod to lockdown restrictions and a first for the program, the annualawards gala held each December at the City National Grove of Anaheim wascanceled.Here’s the list of Orange County’s Top Workplaces for 2020.
Large company honorees
1 Experian North America2 New American Funding3 Optima Tax Relief4 Panda Restaurant Group5 MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center6 American Advisors Group7 West Coast University8 Beckman Coulter Inc.9 BEHRProcess Corp.10 MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center
Medium company honorees
1 Moulton Niguel Water District2 Seven Gables Real Estate3 Tait & Associates4 Ivantis Inc5 theLender6 Prime Choice Funding Inc.7 Blue-White Industries Ltd.8 BluePoint Mortgage9 Americor Funding Inc.10 Orion Lending11 SullivanCurtisMonroe Insurance Services LLC12 AmeriHome Mortgage13 SmartFinancial14 Smart Circle International LLC15 Performance Lighting System16 The Word & Brown Family of Companies17 Marque Medical18 Axonics19 Love 2 Learn Consulting LLC20 Seneca Family of Agencies21 American Career College22 Orange County Rescue Mission23 Nations Direct Mortgage LLC24 Veri-Tax LLC25 Seabreeze Management Company Inc.26 Herbalife Innovation and Manufacturing27 Insperity28 Össur Americas29 United Auto Credit Corporation30 Edward Jones31 Service Champions LLC32 Chipotle Mexican Grill Restaurant Support Center33 Parcel Pending34 HUB International Insurance Services Inc.35 Sovereign Lending Group36 Pacific Mercantile Bank37 CBE Office Solutions38 Heritage Pointe39 Astronics Test Systems40 Medical Specialties Managers Inc.41 Western Resources Title Company42 Burns & McDonnell43 Sunwest Bank44 Advanced Management Company & R³ Construction Services Inc.45 Reborn Cabinets
Small company honorees
1 Sidepath2 Vantis Capital Advisors3 Fenix Consulting Group4 Voit Real Estate Services5 Optimum Professional Property Management Inc.6 Pinner Construction Company7 Kind Lending8 Better.com9 US Alliance Group Inc.10 Helium 1011 PeopleG212 DEB Construction LLC13 Savills Inc.14 FM Restaurants15 ECOS16 Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP17 BigRentz Inc.18 TechMD19 SurflineWavetrak Inc.20 LCPtracker Inc.21 QuestSoft22 Paramount Residential Mortgage Group Inc.23 Murow Development Consultants24 El Toro Water District25 Southern California Illumination26 CPS Insurance Services27 Essex Mortgage28 Vincit29 DreamHost30 H. Hendy Associates31 PlanNet Consulting LLC32 Advanced Office33 Robert Half34 Portfolio35 SACA Technologies36 Directive37 Advantest Test Solutions Inc.38 Orion Risk Management an Alera Company39 IPS – Integrated Project Services LLC40 System Pavers41 Brown & Streza LLP42 Technologent43 Swift Health Systems dba INBRACE44 Kimco Staffing Services/KTimeHR45 Modern Gourmet Foods46 Evolus Inc.47 Girl Scouts of Orange County48 Wunderman Thompson49 American Income Life – Orange County50 Consolidated ContractingMORE ONLINE: To read more about the 105 organizations named in the TopWorkplaces survey, check our online database at ocregister.com/topworkplacesTo participate in the 2021 program, go to ocregister.com/nominate.Staff writers Jeff Collins, Jonathan Lansner and Alicia Robinson contributedto this report.The top 100 consulting firms in the United KingdomThe Financial Times has released the 2021 edition of its UK’s LeadingManagement Consultants ranking, lauding KPMG, Deloitte, McKinsey & Company,Accenture and PwC as the country’s leading consulting firms in terms of thequality and breadth of their services. Meet the UK’s top 100 consulting firms.Despite a difficult year, the UK’s consulting market still managed to grow in2020, to reach a historic size of £11.2 billion. While many experts expectedthe sector to shrink amid the economic chaos of the coronavirus pandemic, whatsoon emerged was a picture of an industry recognised as being key to adaptingto the lockdown months, and to prepare for the post-pandemic recovery.Reflecting the perceived importance of consultants to organisations in thecurrent crisis, the Financial Times (FT) and Statista have launched theirannual industry benchmark, highlighting the top-performing consulting firmsacross 29 different categories.The subsequent ranking compiles the opinions of about 1,000 senior executivesthat have hired a consultancy in the past period and over 5,000 partners andconsultants to assess the track record and strength of a consulting firmacross all major services areas – including strategy, supply chain, finance,and digital transformation – and industries – such as the public sector,financial services, consumer goods, and healthcare.The FT’s overall list of top performers across all categories sees thecountry’s biggest consultancies unsurprisingly top the list, as they have thewidest number of offerings on which to be judged. Even then, however, fivefirms stand out, having been ranked as leading consultancies across all 29categories examined.When accounting for the performance of their strategy, digital or othersubsidiaries, KPMG, Deloitte (including Monitor Deloitte and DeloitteDigital), McKinsey & Company (including Quantum Black), Accenture (including?What If! and Javelin) and PwC (including Strategy&) each ranked at the top ofthe ranking, with 29 recommendations each.Illustrating their sustained dominance, the firms – who also made up the topfive in 2020 – scooped a combined 79 gold rankings. Among others, theseincluding KPMG’s gold for Financial Services; Deloitte’s in Sustainability;McKinsey’s in Strategy; Accenture’s in IT strategy; and PwC’s in PublicSector.Hot on the heels of the top five, strategy giants Boston Consulting Group(including BCG Digital Ventures) and Bain & Company were the other twocompanies to pick up more than 20 recommendations – with each understandablypicking up gold standards in the Strategy field, among others.The final member of the Big Four EY (including EY-Parthenon and EY-Seren)picked up recommendations in categories including Digital Transformation andPeople & Performance. Meanwhile, IBM Business Services and Atkins rounded offthe list of UK’s top 10 consulting firms – with IBM picking up a gold in ITStrategy among others, and Atkins receiving the same accolade in Construction& Infrastructure.Beyond the ten leaders, the total recommendations of the consultancies beginsto narrow. Maintaining its place on the list from last year, Capgemini Inventholds 16 recommendations – one more than last year – while Baringa has climbedthree places, picking up golds in three of its main industry verticals –Energy, Utilities & Environment and Oil & Gas.Grant Thornton, PA Consulting and Kearney follow with 12 recommendations each,followed by private equity-backed Vendigital, which obtained gold in theAutomotive category. BearingPoint, Oliver Wyman and Curzon Consulting (amember of NextContinent) meanwhile round off the top 20, with 24recommendations between them.Beyond the top 20, the chasing pack become smaller and more specialised firms,and are subsequently rated even more closely together. Gartner and CharlesRiver Associates both picked up seven recommendations, while BAE SystemsApplied Intelligence, Korn Ferry, AlixPartners, Clarasys and L.E.K. Consultingeach garnered six. Among these, HR specialist Korn Ferry picked up a gold inPeople & Performance, while technology and defence expert BAE Systems wassimilarly honoured in the Aerospace & Defence category.Close behind, Mott MacDonald, Atos, BDO, Cognizant, Infosys, Project One, TheBerkeley Partnership, Infinity Works (acquired by Accenture earlier thisweek), Moorhouse and Publicis Sapient picked up five recommendations each. Atthe head of the companies with four recommendations, Arup obtained a gold inConstruction & Infrastructure, which differentiates between it and TataConsultancy Services, Arcadis, BJSS, OC&C Strategy Consultants, Alvarez &Marsal, and GameShift.Meanwhile, 31ten, Acrotrend, The PSC, Arthur D. Little, Basis, CGI, Dell EMCProConsult Advisory Services, Dmw, Gobeyond, Manifesto Growth Architects,Mason Advisory, North Highland (part of Cordence Worldwide), Prophet allgathered three recommendations.Leading the final cohort of firms to garner multiple recommendations, 3Keelgained a gold in Sustainability. Other firms to receive two recommendationsincluded boutique player 11:FS, Capita, ?What If!, Dectech, US-headquarteredGallup, Pearson Ham, engineering consultancy Ricardo, sales & marketing expertSimon Kucher & Partners, oil & gas specialist Wood Mackenzie, and supply chainspecialist 4C Associates.The list also includes Capgemini subsidiary Altran, Capgemini subsidiaryAvanade, BCS Consulting, BIS Consulting, BMC, Brand Vista, CambridgeConsultants, Cambridge Econometrics, financial services consultancy Capco,Clear, DXC Technology, Egremont Group, FTI Consulting, Human Engine, Mercer,Oliver & Ohlbaum Associates, Oaklin, Peopletoo, PPL, Proudfoot, Q5,RedQuadrant, Savills, Strategy&, Sysdoc, Unipart, Voyager Solutions, WhiteSpace Strategy, and WSP.Rounding off the top 100, Apex Healthcare Consulting was the final company toobtain a gold rating in the FT ranking, landed in the Healthcare & LifeSciences category. The firm was followed by Accelerating Experience, ActicaConsulting and AECOM.
The full list of UK’s 100 leading consulting firms
KPMG McKinsey & Company (including subsidiaries Quantum Black) Deloitte (including Monitor Deloitte and Deloitte Digital) Accenture (including ?What If! and Javelin group) PwC (including Strategy&) Boston Consulting Group (including BCG Digital Ventures) Bain & Company EY (including EY-Parthenon and EY-Seren) IBM Business Services Atkins Capgemini Invent Baringa Grant Thornton PA Consulting Kearney Deloitte Digital Vendigital BearingPoint Oliver Wyman Curzon Consulting Gartner Charles River Associates BAE Systems Applied Intelligence Korn Ferry AlixPartners Clarasys L.E.K. Consulting Mott MacDonald Atos BDO Cognizant Infosys Project One The Berkeley Partnership Infinity Works Moorhouse Publicis Sapient Arup Tata Consultancy Services Arcadis BJSS OC&C Strategy Consultants Alvarez & Marsal EY-Parthenon GameShift 31ten Acrotrend The PSC Arthur D. Little Basis CGI Dell EMC ProConsult Advisory Services dmw Gobeyond Manifesto Growth Architects Mason Advisory North Highland Prophet 3Keel 11:FS Capita ?What If! Dectech Gallup Pearson Ham Ricardo Simon Kucher & Partners Wood Mackenzie 4C Associates Altran Avanade BCS Consulting BIS Consulting BMC Brand Vista Cambridge Consultants Cambridge Econometrics Capco Clear DXC Technology Egremont Group FTI Consulting Human Engine Mercer Monitor Deloitte Oliver & Ohlbaum Associates Oaklin Peopletoo PPL Proudfoot Q5 RedQuadrant Savills Strategy& Sysdoc Unipart Voyager Solutions White Space Strategy WSP Apex Healthcare Consulting
About FT’s UK’s Leading Management Consultants ranking
In order to assess the firms listed in the FT’s annual ranking, theresearchers commissioned Statista to carry out two surveys; one consultanciesin which partners and (senior) consultants could make recommendations in 15sectors and 14 consulting services, and a second among clients, where 1,000senior executives who have hired management consultancies in the past fouryears were asked to rate consulting firms on a five-point scale.Out of a long-list of 1,600 consulting firms a total of around 200 wereincluded in the ranking. Consultancies that received well above the averagenumber of recommendations were then sorted into the gold class, “veryfrequently recommended,” while those which gained fewer recommendations butwere still above average obtained silver, “frequently recommended.” Finally,those who received a significant number of recommendations from peers andclients, were sorted into the bronze class, “recommended.”Top 10 IT Companies in World 2021 Ranking ListTop Information Technology (IT) companies globally are driving the innovationaround the world. With the growing focus on automation and technology, therehas been a consistent boom as far as the IT sector is concerned. As perindustry reports, the worldwide information technology spending is pegged atover $4.5 trillion worldwide. Technologies like IOT, cloud computing, privacy,online security etc. are the IT services being served to clients by the bestsoftware companies in the world.Majority of the IT services happen in US and Asia, which contribute to one-third of the overall global business worldwide. The growth of the IT industryin the world is pegged at 4.5-5% as per industry experts. Because of Covid-19situation, we will have to see how to next few financial years will pan forthe IT sector across the globe.
Top IT Companies in the World by Revenue & Net Income:
The list of top IT companies include Microsoft, IBM, Oracle followed byAccenture, DXC, SAP & other big IT brands. The top information technologycompanies are leading innovation in consulting, outsourcing, technology andservices in the world. Here is the list of the top 10 Information Technology(IT) companies in the world 2021.
Rank 10. Cognizant
Cognizant is one of the leading IT services companies which is helpingclients’ to transform their existing business, operating and technology modelswith the rapidly changing digital technology.Image: flickr.com/photos/cognizant-worldwide/Cognizant is consistently able to maintain its ranking among the most admiredand fastest growing companies in the world. Cognizant unique industry basedconsulting approach actually helping client to build more innovative andefficient businesses.It has its headquarter located in U.S. Cognizant is also the member of theNasdaq and it is ranked 205 on the Fortune 500 ranking. The revenue ofCognizant is consistently growing and it has increased from $7.7 Billion to$13.5 billion currently. It has an employee strength of around 260,000workforce by 2016. Cognizant is investing aggressively in digital services toenhance value for stakeholders or shareholders through high return of capital.Cognizant is helping banks revolutionize lending by assessing risk usingpredictive analytics by analysing customer’s financial history. Using advancedanalytics tools, they analyse rich borrower data which helps banks to betterpredict a customer’s creditworthiness and take various informed decisions tolend money to those who have lower credit risk. It also help qualifiedindividuals and businesses to get the desired financing. Cognizant is on 10thRank in Top Information Technology (IT) companies in the world 2021.Revenue: $ 16.5 BillionNet Income: $1.5 Billion
Rank 9. Capgemini
Capgemini is one of the leading Information Technology (IT) companies in theworld having a strong global presence.Image: flickr.com/photos/claudiolobos/The French company Capgemini, based out of Paris, has its global operationsspread across more than 40 countries. The brand is a leader in IT servicesproviding consulting, professional services, outsourcing etc., which is drivenby more than 190000+ employee globally. Over the last few year, Capgemini isconsolidated its position as a leading IT company by acquiring several otherplayers in the industry. To name a few, the company has acquired iGate,Fahrenheit 212, LiquidHub-US etc in the last couple to years. All theseacquisitions have helped the company have more business in IT, technology andstrategy domains. Green IT is another business initiative of Capgemini whichhas put the company in the elite company of the top IT companies in the world.The company was formed in 1967 by Serge Kampf and has since then become one ofthe pioneers in the industry. In India, itself the company has over 100000employees. With a consistent performance year after year the company has alsobeen recognized by several awards from the likes of Gartner, Forrester,Backbase etc. Capgemini is on 9th Rank in Top IT companies in the world 2021.Revenue: $ 18 BillionNet Income: ~$1 Billion
Rank 8. Deloitte Consulting
Deloitte is one of the largest professional services providers in the worldwith client across the globe with services ranging from management consultingto IT Tech consulting.Each of network of member firms of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a UKbased private company is commonly referred to as Deloitte. The globalheadquarters of the company are located in the New York City, US. The servicesprovided by the company include consulting, audit, tax, financial advisory andenterprise risk. In fact Deloitte refers to the brand under which independentfirms across the globe collaborate to provide the above mentioned services. Itwas also reported to have served the largest number of clients out of FTSE 250companies in 2012 by Accountancy Age.The origins of the company dates back to 1845 when an office by William WelchDeloitte. was opened in Basinghall Street in London. In 1896 Haskin & Sells,an auditing firm was formed in New York by Charles Waldo Haskins and ElijahWatt Sells. In 1898 Touche Niven was established which in 1947 merged with A.RSmart and an organization started by Geroge Bailey to form the Touche, Niven,Bailey & Smart. This organization created a separate management consultingfunction which was later named as Touche Ross in 1969. Also in 1975 TohmatsuAoki & Co., a Japanese firm joined the Touche Ross network. Touche Ross firmwas merged with Deloitte Haskins & Sells and Deloitte & Touche was formed in1989. It was finally in 1993 that the international firm was renamed asDeloitte Touche Tohmatsu. This was done in order to use both of the namesDeloitte and Touche and at the same time to reflect the contribution fromTohmatsu, the Japan based firm.Deloitte being one of the biggest management consulting firms has considerablerevenue from IT consulting and advisory making it one of the top IT companiesin the world as well.Revenue: $19.8 Billion (Consulting Revenue out of total revenue of 47.6 B$)Net Income: NA
Rank 6. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has been ranked as no. 1 Indian MultinationalInformation Technology (IT) firm which generate its revenue from variousdomains. Image: company websiteTCS has many functional domains like consulting, software development,infrastructure support and business process outsourcing and its headquarter islocated in Mumbai, India. It comes under the world’s top 10 largest ITservices provider by revenue. As of 2017, it has also been ranked 10th in theFortune India 500 list. It has various clients of different sectors likeBanking and Financials, Consumer Goods and Distribution, Communication, Media& Technology, Energy- Resources and Utilities, Insurance, manufacturing, LifeSciences & Healthcare, Retail, Public services etc. It has surpassed Relianceindustries by achieving Rs. 6.19 trillion market capitalization and has becomethe most valued firm of India. TCS is expanding its technology portfolio andis working on latest technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Machinelearning, Internet of things, Cloud Computing and Cyber Security. TCS is on6th Rank in Top 10 Information Technology (IT) companies in the world 2021.Revenue: $22 BillionNet Income: $4.4 Billion
Rank 3. Accenture
Accenture has been listed in fortune global 500 companies and is one of thelargest Information Technology (IT) companies. Image: flickr.com/photos/passion_in_action/It is a global management consultancy firm which provides professionalservices like strategy, consulting, technology and operations services.Accenture started as the business and tech consulting firm of accounting firmwhich was named as Arthur Andersen. In the year 1989, it separated andAndersen consulting adopted its current name Accenture which means accent ofthe future. The company has a head count of more than 400,000 employeesworldwide. Accenture has various business units and all business units haveunique contribution in Accenture’s overall revenue generation. Accentureconsulting provides mobility services and digital marketing analytics.Accenture technology focusses on research and development, technology solutionimplementation, technology labs for emerging technologies. Accenture strategyprovides technology strategy services, business strategy and operationstrategy services.Investments by Accenture in the future-Digital: Accenture has been recognized as largest provider of digitalmarketing services.Cloud: Accenture is helping various companies to migrate to the cloud torealize the benefit of increased agility at lower speed.Security: For various clients they are providing enhanced capabilities foradvanced security and increased productivity. In 2017 their investment hasalmost been double in acquisition to become more relevant and growcontinuously through inorganic and strategic acquisition. Accenture is on 3rdRank in Top IT companies in the world.Revenue: $44.3 BillionNet Income: $5.1 Billion