PracticeConsultingLeader: no need for a crystal ball, here’s the future

Leader: no need for a crystal ball, here's the future

What can you all expect from your industry in the next 12 months? Boom or bust? A hard landing or a year's worth of buoyancy? Management Consultancy will not waste precious column inches trying to predict the likely gyrations of the economy in 2001. However, we can predict the subject areas that are going to have a major impact on the lives of IT consultants.

These technology areas we will be covering in depth during the year. Make a note in your diary – these are the headline issues to look out for.

February 2001: Consultants in the retail sector. The products, the clients and the war stories.

March 2001: Consultants at work in the supply chain. Our guide to the Softworld show.

April 2001: IP telephony. Are you prepared for the 192% projected growth in traffic?

May 2001: Consultants and outsourcing. The latest developments in this $19bn+ business.

June 2001: Is there a future for consultants in the manufacturing industry?

July/August 2001: The Management Consultancy league tables – where do you stand?

September 2001: Consultants in finance. The banking industry’s needs profiled.

October 2001: CRM – one year on. Has the technology really made a difference?

November 2001: Consultants in the HR business.

December 2001: Our technology predictions for 2002. It’s all the above and more as we guide you through 2001. We wish all our readers a happy and prosperous new year. Marc Brenner Editor.

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