In management, information technology consulting as a field of activity focuses on advising organizations on how best to use information technology in achieving their business objectives.
Information technology (IT) is the use of computers to store, retrieve, transmit, and manipulate data or information. IT is typically used within the context of business operations as opposed to personal or entertainment technologies. IT is considered to be a subset of information and communications technology (ICT).
Typically, an IT consultant specializes in one key area or domain. They can consult and help implement websites, software, network infrastructure, cloud environments, ERP and other IT business solutions.
An IT consultant helps organizations with:
- Understanding and analyzing the IT requirements of the organization and the underlying environment
- Advising IT solutions and services based on requirements
- Managing and supervising the implementation process
- Helping organizations and employees with the change management process
An IT consultant usually works independently, however they may also be affiliated with an IT consultancy or professional services firm.
- An Objective based on the Outsider's Perspective. Especially true for small to mid-size companies, owners and senior management normally have invested significant time, energy, and resources into their companies. ...
- Accomplishing Short-Term Goals. ...
- Leveraging New Skills. ...
- Outside Market Knowledge
- The luxury of having time to Plan
Helping companies succeed in the long run is a challenge where bespoke software development might not be enough. That is when consulting part comes in.
The key technology consulting elements are:
- IT strategy development
- Account Management
- Knowing client’s industry better than client does.
- Our Strategy
Initial Phase: 1st meeting and clarification
Understanding the Problems and Objectives
This first phase deals with the initial contact with the client about the problems and objectives , determine and explore the clients expectations and list / specify the options and how to get started.
Second Phase: Assessment and Planning
Plan and Identify Solutions for Implementation
Diagnose the identified problems and focus on the objectives for implementation based on the data analyzed and situations that arise. Planning Phase for implementing the steps to success.
Third Phase: Deliver & Measure Results
Address the Problem and Interventions
This step is all about implementing the processes, tools, coalitions, solutions, etc to solve organizational issues and further track and evaluate the results to produce more valuable than delivered.