Based out of St. Louis, Forrest Ford was a full service consulting company which started a Dallas branch in 1988.
Based out of Denver, Colorado, CIBER (Consulting in Business, Engineering and Research) maintained a Dallas branch of between 30 and 50 employees.
Andersen Consulting had recently separated from Arthur Andersen upon my arrival in May of 1994, though we shared office space in Nations Bank Tower in downtown Dallas (the building with the green neon silhouette).
When I was hired by Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. in the fall of 1986 I had never even heard of the “Big Eight” accounting firms but my wife had, being she was an administrative assistant for the CIO of Convex Computer Company (a Cray rival in the scientific processing arena). I was brought on board for the City of Dallas Water Utilities project where I was handed over the AR sub-system.