Cambridge Technology Partners

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Cambridge Technology Partners
Industry Business Consulting, Technology, Outsourcing Services
Founded 1991

Cambridge Technology Partners (CTP) was founded by John J. Donovan in 1991 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA as a division of Cambridge Technology Group,[1] is a leading consulting firm with focus on solving complex business problems with technology based solutions.

Today, the headquarters are based in Nyon, Switzerland, with more than 250 employees in Nyon and Zurich. In addition, they also have a Global Delivery Centre in Budapest and a strategic partnership in India.


Cambridge Technology Partners was created within Cambridge Technology Group (CTG), a John J. Donovan[2] company in Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA).

On February 23, 1991, Cambridge Technology Partners (CTP) was sold and spun out of CTG under majority ownership of Safeguard Scientific. Safeguard and Donovan brought in a new executive team: James Sims as CEO and Robert Gett as head of Technology and Consulting. Six months later, John J. Donovan's stake was fully bought out by Safeguard.

CTP pioneered fixed time/fixed price consulting services and RAD Methodology, helping clients transform from mainframe-centric solutions to client-server architecture and packaged solutions.

In May 1993 CTP under stock symbol CATP went public at $5 a share.[1] In 1999, CTP achieved peak revenues of 628 million, a market cap of ~5 billion, and a global workforce of ~4000.

In 1996, the company established its Swiss Office, originally in Geneva (CH) and established itself as one of the major Consulting firms on the Swiss market. In 1998, Cambridge Technology Partners set up an office to focus on the Swiss German market and provide access to the German and Austrian markets. The company became an established leader in CRM and New Economy

In 2001, Cambridge Technology Partners was acquired by Novell Inc. to become the eServices division of Novell Inc.

In 2007, Cambridge Technology Partners, under the leadership of Vijay Srinivasan, decided to spin off from the Novell Inc. business in order to set up an independent company, offering a set of business and technology applications to the European market. After this Management buy-out, Cambridge’s focus was structured around business consulting and technology consulting. Based in Switzerland, its customers are large Swiss and international enterprises.

Cambridge Technology Partners has 300 employees shared between the offices located in Nyon, Zürich and Basel and since 2013 in Budapest. In 2014 Cambridge Technology Partners joined the “Atos Consulting” within the Atos Group.


The services offered by Cambridge Technology Partners are divided into three main areas:

Business Consulting Services:

Technology Solutions:

Outsourcing Solutions:


  1. ^ a b Price guarantee pays off for Cambridge Technology, Boston Business Journal, May 3–9, 1996
  2. ^ "John J. Donovan". Bloomberg Businessweek. Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved 20 January 2015.