Services Index September ‘06

EDS and Accenture have been running a two horse race for some time now in our Services Index, with EDS finally nosing ahead at the last. Yahoo had a fine run too this month going from nowhere to sixth and close on its heels is LogicaCMG which has finally cracked the top ten.

The rest of the placings are pretty much as my bookie would have predicted (if I had one) so hats off to him or Harvey as I call him! More interestingly, there has been much greater movement within the top 25.

Whatever Yahoo has done recently on the Services front has been done well resulting in its slam dunk out of the blue. The same to a lesser extent can be said of LogicaCMG, CGI and Getronics, all big beasts on the move. For Equant though, no news is good news as they have tumbled a whooping 7 places and out of the top 25. Its a big cigar for them but regrettably lost in the post.

Also falling are Exult, BT Global and Tata Consultancy. But before we get carried away with ourselves, Tata did place in the top 25 this month and very nearly on the same paddock as the podium, but not quite!

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Duncan Chapple