Rewriting History Accenture Style

from the a-hefty-task dept

I just received an email from folks at Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting) saying that they’re surfing the entire web looking for any references to Andersen Consulting and asking that they be changed to Accenture. This seems like a huge waste of time and effort. Anyway, considering that any reference to Andersen Consulting in a Techdirt posting was a news item which was about about Andersen at the time it happened, I’m not making any changes. I just thought it was amusing that they’re making this request. Full text of the email is below.

Andersen Consulting becomes Accenture
As you may know, the company formerly known as Andersen Consulting has renamed itself to Accenture. The New Media team has the monumental task of identifying and changing all references to Andersen Consulting on the World Wide Web.

We need your help!
We ask that you join us in strengthening our new brand by changing all Andersen Consulting references to Accenture and redirecting all links to our new website, Please use our rebranding toolkit for instructions on updating your website. The toolkit can be found at:

Thank you in advance for your cooperation during this exciting change for our organization.

The New Media Team

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ann says:

Re: Re: Re: Andersen Consuilting

Just take a look at the dates of these original comments! They, obviously, knew something we didn’t and wanted to distance themselves from the Andersen name. They just won a contract from AT&T, the co. I work for…5 yrs, 8 billion and they’ve laid off about 2000 people. Personally, we’ve been doin’ alright for over 100 yrs! Do we really need to “consult” with anybody?

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