KPMG/Microsoft Partner for Win 2000 Rollout

It was announced today that KPMG and Microsoft will team up to provide consulting services and programs based on the Windows 2000 operating system. The new venture is called the "Microsoft Dot.com Practice."

The two giants have partnered before, and this time, KPMG will employ 500 new consultants over the next 18 months to offer a variety of services, including branding, marketing, Web design and other technology related activities.

Microsoft plans to release Windows 2000 for use next week. This move by KPMG is another in a long string of efforts by Big 5 accounting firms to capitalize on the srength of value-added consulting services in the Internet environment.

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