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Hitachi Consulting Acquires Specialist Information Management and Business Intelligence Consulting Firm - Information Management Group (IMGROUP)
|By Business Wire
|May 1, 2014 03:00 AM EDT
Hitachi Consulting, the global management consulting and IT services
business of Hitachi Ltd., today announced that it has acquired IMGROUP,
a specialist UK-based provider of Information Management and Business
Intelligence solutions. The acquisition will increase Hitachi
Consulting’s capability to deliver measurable, sustainable business
results for clients in the areas of decision making, asset optimization,
risk management and customer experience. This acquisition will
immediately expand Hitachi Consulting’s European presence, particularly
in the United Kingdom.
IMGROUP is a multiple award-winning analytics, data insight and
information management consultancy. IMGROUP combines industry
thought-leadership with advanced technology to help clients across the
Financial Services, Media and Communications, Retail and Public sectors.
“We are very excited about the acquisition of IMGROUP. This is an
outstanding consulting business with excellent business intelligence &
analytics solutions. They have a proven track record for designing and
implementing innovative information management strategies and
technologies for large enterprise clients,” said Phil Parr, President
and CEO of Hitachi Consulting.
IMGROUP’s expertise across Information Management, Business
Intelligence, Advanced Data Analytics and Cloud Technologies strengthens
Hitachi Consulting’s ability to deliver solutions in the growing and
rapidly evolving area of Big Data Analytics. The combined capabilities
of our two firms will also help to advance our commitment to connecting
technology and management consulting services to create high value
solutions for our clients.
“Information Management Group was founded on the philosophy of
delivering transformational business results through the innovative use
of information.” says Nakis Papadopoulos, CEO at IMGROUP. “Hitachi
Consulting clearly shares that same passion. IMGROUP have delivered
successful, sustainable change for some of the world’s leading companies
for 15 years and we look forward now to bringing together the talented
people of IMGROUP with those of Hitachi Consulting to build on this
capability and to develop a market leading position in our field.”
About Hitachi Consulting Corporation
As Hitachi, Ltd.'s global consulting company, with operations throughout
North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Hitachi Consulting is a
recognized leader in delivering proven business and IT strategies and
solutions to Global 2000 companies across many industries. With a
balanced view of strategy, people, process and technology, we work with
companies to understand their unique business needs, and to develop and
implement practical business strategies and technology solutions. From
business strategy development through application deployment, our
consultants are committed to helping clients quickly realize measurable
business value and achieve sustainable ROI.
Hitachi Consulting serves clients in over 50 countries and offers deep
consulting & IT expertise and global scale through approximately 5,000
professionals across 21 countries including delivery centers in India
(Bangalore, Pune and Hyderabad), China (Guangzhou), Portugal (Lisbon)
and the United States (Fargo, North Dakota and College Station, Texas).
For more information, visit www.hitachiconsulting.com.
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About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd., (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading
global electronics company with approximately 320,000 employees
worldwide. Fiscal 2012 (ended March 31, 2013) consolidated revenues
totaled $96.2B in revenue. Hitachi’s strategic direction is to focus its
diverse and talented resources on the Social Innovation Business, which
includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems,
environmental, industrial and transportation systems, and social and
urban systems, as well as the sophisticated materials and key devices
that support them. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the
company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.
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