Capgemini and IBM have both announced a restructuring of their consulting divisions today. Capgemini is merging their consulting division into a unit called Capgemini Consulting. Capgemini Consulting will be led by Pierre Yves-Cros. IBM created a new organization called the IBM Business Analytics and Optimization Services.
The new IBM unit will include a team of about 200 researchers that has specialization in math and analytics in IBM research. Capgemini’s Consulting division will place about 4,000 of the company’s 90,000 staff members into the newly formed division.
“When times are tough, clients change the way they operate. A lot of decisions would be taken at regional or national level in normal times,” he said, but now those decisions to seek outside help are being taken at a global level. “It’s important for Capgemini not to get in on the tail end of the decision-making process,” stated Cros.