Capgemini to hire 3,000 business information management consultamnts

Mumbai: The Capgemini Group today announced a major investment to reinforce its capabilities in Business Information Management (BIM), a set of services that enable enterprises to manage their information lifecycle.

To cope with rising demand from organisations increasingly looking for new strategies and techniques to retain, and gain insights from the huge volumes of disparately organised data, stored across their business applications,  the Capgemini plans to hire or redeploy an additional 3,000 BIM consultants, extending its total number of BIM consultants to over 7,000.

Capgemini will also create a centre of excellence in India, staffed initially with 1,000 specialists, to provide state-of-the art BIM technology solutions for customers globally. This is the first in a series of global strategic portfolio announcements planned over the next two quarters to mobilise all the Group's disciplines, supported by a strong sales push.

The BIM services provided by Capgemini include strategic information management blueprinting; data architecture, warehousing and management; data analysis and performance reporting; and electronic file management, retrieval and collaboration portals.

BIM is a key priority for businesses in the current economic climate. According to analyst group AMR Research, companies will spend $59.3 billion on core business intelligence / performance management activities in 2010.

''Large enterprises are increasingly seeing the need to enhance the effectiveness and capabilities of existing business information systems in order to meet demanding compliance requirements and, in particular, to gain a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of business trends and performance,'' says Paul Nannetti, general manager of Capgemini's global BIM service line.