How does this fit?
From their website: "We are a group of thinkers, builders, designers, developers, leaders, dreamers, and doers hell-bent on changing the world through better digital experiences. Using talent, expertise, and sheer brute force, we transform bold ideas into the world's best software products. Simply put, we're the best. "
So basically, Accenture just bought a bunch of hipster phone app designers. The Accenture I know does the following:
- Sells a magical business process outsourcing service to execs via PowerPoint presentations
- Once sold, offshores all the actual work these consultants would do to whatever country is cheapest this year
- Singlehandedly keeps American, United, Delta, Hilton, Hyatt and Marriott from imploding by contributing a large chunk of their daily revenue flying and hotelling "consultants" all over the US (and billing it back to the customer.)
- Provides jobs to 23-year-old "subject matter experts" who provide deep business insight and strategic guidance to customers based on their years of practical experience working at Starbucks over the summer.
I don't see the fit, especially since any software they write is done offshore anyway.
Can you tell I've worked in an "Accentured" IT department previously? I'm secretly envious of their business model...truck in new grads in shiny suits, pay them peanuts because you make them feel important by flying them all over the place, and collect massive fees.