This IDC study uses the IDC MarketScape model to provide an assessment of a number of providers participating in U.S. business consulting services for state and local government. The IDC MarketScape is an evaluation based on a comprehensive framework and a set of parameters that assesses providers relative to one another and to those factors expected to be most conducive to success in a given market during both the short term and the long term.
"While consulting providers are generally perceived as capable, buyers of consulting services in state and local government believe consulting vendors are weakest at ensuring projects meet their return on investment. This vendor analysis shows that some vendors are better able to produce meaningful results than others." — Cushing Anderson, vice president, IDC's Business Consulting Services research