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While tech service giants such as IBM and EDS stumble, Accenture seems to be hitting its stride. The $16 billion consulting giant rings up 64% of its sales from consulting and the rest from outsourcing. Accenture has stayed ahead of the pack by focusing on the marriage of business knowhow and technology. CEO William Green is betting that Accenture can become the must-have adviser for Corporate America by dreaming up and building services so cutting edge that they'll be required to compete in any industry.
Green figures that if Accenture can deliver, it'll be able to produce double-digit earnings and revenue growth, outstripping the tech-services industry. The biggest risk: that Accenture exceeds its capabilities, jeopardizing hundreds of millions in contracts.
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