This IDC study represents the vendor assessment model called an IDC MarketScape. This research is a quantitative and qualitative assessment of the characteristics that explain a vendor’s current and future success in the marketplace. This IDC study assesses the capabilities and strategies of many prominent network consulting firms. This evaluation is based on a comprehensive framework and a set of parameters expected to be most conducive to success in providing network consulting services in both the short term and the long term. In this study, IDC has given additional weighting for the vendor’s future view and strategic direction. Network consulting services are an evolving market, and the reader will find it valuable to understand where the participants are heading directionally. As one would expect of market leaders, overall, the participant firms performed very well on this assessment as the services firms globally that have met the defined criteria have been selected because they have met the required criteria.