Management Consulting is a service provided by CGI, which is one of the largest independent information technology and business service companies in the world. Established in 1976, the company employs more than 25,000 people. It provides consulting, system integration and business management solutions. The company also offers application and technology management services. It serves the financial services, retail, distribution, logistics, telecommunications, utilities, health care and government sectors. The company provides a variety of business solutions to the aerospace, metal, mining, automotive and chemical industries. In addition, its clients include Air Canada, Allstate Insurance, American Express, Australian and New Zealand Bank, Bell Canada, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and the Department of Health and Human Services. With worldwide offices in India, Germany, Poland, Spain and Italy, CGI maintains a location in Albany, N.Y.