IT Consulting

Information technology consulting (also called IT consulting, computer consultancy, business and technology services, computing consultancy, technology consulting, and IT advisory) as a field of activity focuses on advising organizations on how best to use information technology (IT) in achieving their business objectives.

The IT consulting industry can be viewed as a four-tier system:

  • Professional services firms which maintain large professional workforces and command high bill rates.
  • Staffing firms, which place technologists with businesses on a temporary basis, typically in response to employee absences, temporary skill shortages, and technical projects.
  • Independent consultants, who are self-employed or who function as employees of staffing firms (for US tax purposes, employed on Form W-2), or as independent contractors in their own right (for US tax purposes, on "1099").
  • Information Technology security consultants

There are different reasons why consultants are called in:

  • To gain external, objective advice and recommendations.
  • To gain access to the consultants' specialized expertise.
  • Temporary help during a one-time project where the hiring of a permanent employee(s) is not required or necessary.
  • To outsource all or part of the IT services from a specific company.

Our structured approach to IT consulting includes:

  • Defining your vision and strategic imperatives by working with your executive management and functional heads.
  • Analyzing the current state of your IT and identifying gaps by conducting workshops with process SMEs.
  • Ideating with process SMEs and business function participants to develop your IT strategy.
  • Providing business architecture and process design feedback to executive management and functional heads.