End of an Era? End of the WhittmanHart Story?
Today, Rolta TUSC acquired WhittmanHart Consulting. The deal effectively splits Whittman into two with WhittmanHart Consulting (WHC) being sold and WhittmanHart Interactive remaining as a surviving practice. While this sale does not close out the WhittmanHart story, it does leave the firm as a shadow of its former self. At its peak, the company was one of the largest systems integrators in the Midwest. The firm experienced explosive growth during the dot.com boom and contracted just as quickly during the years after the bust. The company, at times known as MarchFirst, has been rebuilding in recent years.
WHC has skills in the BI space, particularly with Oracle's Hyperion products. The deal should be accretive to TUSC give the potential synergies between the WHC Midwest operations and those of TUSC's in India and elsewhere. For information, click on WHC.