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  • by jordan (120) on 2002.06.26 15:24 (#10029) Homepage Journal
    that Accenture is thanking their lucky stars that Arthur Anderson required them to change their name back in 1999.

    To bring readers up to speed who might not be familiar with the story, some years ago, the IT Consulting arm of Arthur Anderson (the Accountancy that's in such hot water these days, ooops... Worldcom, another Anderson customer) was spun off as a totally separate company. Initially, the name was Anderson Consulting, but Arthur Anderson had something in the original spin-off agreement that they could reclaim the name if they wanted to get back into the IT Consulting biz. Well, Arthur Anderson exercised their right in 1999 and Anderson Consulting changed their name to Accenture.

    At the time, I thought, "what!?", Accenture is such a artificial sounding name and Anderson Consulting (at that time) had a really good name in the Industry.

    Well, enough time has past now that Accenture people don't have to explain to every customer that they aren't THAT Anderson. Very very fortunate for them, I think.