Are Accenture, Deloitte, IBM etc under pressure from IT specialists?

Wipro is targeting growth in the consultancy space and is already taking staff from the likes of Accenture, IBM, Deloitte

According to new European head of Wipro this is because of it “business model, direction and [the] opportunity to grow with an “entrepreneurial” Global IT services company.”

It makes sense companies such as Wipro can broaden their services because they have worked closely with some of the biggest global corporates for quite some time now.

Why shouldn’t they take more responsibility in large transformational projects?  Consultancy is all about people, so if companies like Wipro can attract staff from the big five consultancies the options for IT project leaders might increase.

So could the likes of IBM, Deloitte and Accenture be under threat from some of the large pure play IT giants?

But who will challenge and what will they have to do to topple the consultacy giants?

I will soon write an analysis of this, so please post your comments.