Accenture is latest IT supplier to agree to government cost cutting

Accenture has become the latest supplier to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the government to support cost cutting.

The government’s top 19 suppliers were invited to meetings with Cabinet Minister Francis Maude to discuss cost cutting.

Capgemini and Atos Origin have already signed up. Atos Origin was the first to sign such an agreement.

In July government minister Francis Maude met the CEOs of the government’s major IT suppliers to ask them to reduce the cost of services. The government said it was willing to listen to suppliers for ideas about how to cut costs.

It is quite interesting to see which companies take the longest to agree. Is it directly related to the amount of government business they have?