After working for a small consulting firm called Nidak Associates for almost a month in June 1993, they were bought out by SHL Systemhouse Inc. The staff of about 37 were all hired by SHL, and interestingly, only two were eliminated. (Personal opinions would suggest that those eliminations were wise, as even the smallest enterprise has some "dead wood.")
Over the two years that followed, the 37 dwindled to about 5. In all but two cases, people headed to various "greener" pastures.
About two years into my time at SHL, in November 1995, they were acquired by MCI Communications.
During the roughly 5 months I spent at the joined company, none of the consultants were eliminated, but a lot of the "top brass" disappeared. (There were some most interesting speculations as to the reasons behind that.)
Later on, MCI sold the SHL subsidiary to EDS.
I moved to Dallas in 1996, working for American Airlines "Reverse" mergers have occured there; The Sabre Group gradually extricated itself from the American Airlines sphere of influence. The group I worked for was variously named "Sabre Decision Technologies," "Information Technology Solutions," and "Sabre Technology Solutions."
Sabre's activities were a bit less nice, for me, than some of the other reorganizations; the set of reorganizations that culminated with EDS (a name that keeps coming up...) acquiring business units employing 4200 people led to my job evaporating out from under me. (Me and a good several thousand others!) In some respects, this was not all a bad thing; the vigorous politics that comes out of such changes might otherwise have caused me to lose my hair. I still have a goodly head of hair, whereas younger brothers don't!
More recently, I was with Deloitte Consulting, which grew from a consolidation of many earlier accounting firms into the sizable conglomerate it is today.
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