A recent article from the Wall Street Journal revealed that U.S. companies increased spending on consulting by 7.1 percent in 2016 as more businesses sought advice on cybersecurity, according to a report by Source Global Research. Spending on management-consulting reached $58.7 billion last year. The pace of hiring outside advice rose fastest in the pharmaceutical industry, though financial services companies maintained their dominance over the market, with cybersecurity advice as the fastest-growing segment. According to new research from American Express and Dun & Bradstreet, business services are the fastest growing segment in the middle market. time billing software, starting with online timesheets and expense reporting. billing and invoicing, and finally, real-time reporting. To keep up with BigTime’s firm management tips, tech trends, and time and billing research studies, subscribe to our blog. BigTime Software delivers real-time, metrics-driven time and billing software for more than 2,000 professional firms, tracking over $2 billion (USD) worth of billable time each year.