Thursday, May 31, 2012

Hitachi Consulting and Shore Consulting Group Join Forces to Provide the Province of Ontario with eGovernment Services

Hitachi Consulting, a leading provider of IT consulting and management consulting solutions and services, today announced it has been selected by the Government of the Province of Ontario, Canada to be a Vendor of Record (VOR) for Information Technology Solutions Consulting Services (under VOR Arrangement OSS-00195390 - I&IT Solutions Consulting Services). Under the terms of the master agreement, Hitachi Consulting is pre-qualified to supply project-based IT solutions and services to all Ontario Government Ministries and Agencies for a period of three years.

Hitachi Consulting is teamed with Toronto-based Shore Consulting Group, an IT consulting company with strong e-Government capabilities focused on helping government services connect to citizens, and government agencies connect to each other. The two companies will work in concert to offer a variety of capabilities to Ontario public sector entities including:

  • Solutions and deep knowledge in Healthcare, Human Services and Education.
  • Public sector expertise in a variety of global markets, including both the U.K. and the U.S.
  • Deep experience in .NET development and both Microsoft and Oracle technologies.

“We are pleased to work together with Shore Consulting Group to help the Province of Ontario
realize new levels of efficiencies to better serve its constituents,” said John Bush, Senior Vice President of Hitachi Consulting’s U.S. Public Sector practice. “Shore’s extensive knowledge serving the Ontario public sector provides them with a local perspective and valuable insight into the specific challenges unique to the area. Combined with Hitachi Consulting’s deep public sector experience and global technology capabilities, we look forward to providing Ontario’s public sector with a unique and benefit-driven consulting experience.”

“Shore is very excited to be working with Hitachi Consulting to expand the range of services we're able to offer our clients in the Ontario Public Sector,” said Shore Managing Partner Joseph Siahou. “Shore's agility and responsiveness can be more easily scaled with the support of Hitachi Consulting's depth of experience, global scale and history of innovation.”

About Hitachi Consulting Corporation

As Hitachi, Ltd.'s global consulting company, with operations throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Hitachi Consulting is a recognized leader in delivering proven business and IT strategies and solutions to Global 2000 companies across many industries. With a balanced view of strategy, people, process and technology, we work with companies to understand their unique business needs, and to develop and implement practical business strategies and technology solutions. From business strategy development through application deployment, our consultants are committed to helping clients quickly realize measurable business value and achieve sustainable ROI. Hitachi Consulting's client base includes 25 percent of the Global 100 as well as many leading mid-market companies. We offer a client-focused, collaborative approach and transfer knowledge throughout each engagement. For more information, visit

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 360,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2010 (ended March 31, 2011) consolidated revenues totaled 9,315 billion yen ($112.2 billion). Hitachi will focus more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, environmental, industrial and transportation systems, and social and urban systems, as well as the sophisticated materials and key devices that support them. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at

About Shore Consulting Group

Shore is a technology and strategy consulting firm that delivers well-designed systems, and fresh, metric-driven strategic thinking. It brings a design approach to problem solving that is informed by its experience with all aspects of government life cycles. Shore's eGovernment focus is committed to helping the public sector connect to citizens and government agencies connect to each other. Since it began in 1996, Shore has developed and expanded practice areas in Environment, Education, and Health Care to become a leading solutions provider in Ontario. For more information please visit

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