When you think of a consultant, what are the first things that come to mind? Maybe you think of the terms “industry expert” or “highly knowledgeable” – and you’re not wrong.
Simply put, a consultant is someone hired to help a company pinpoint their business’s pains and weak spots. Consultants help an organization plan their next move and transform the company’s work practices to become more productive and efficient.
Think of it like this: a consultant provides an objective, educated point of view to help organizations perform better in ways that might not be obvious up front.
In the IT realm, consultants need a broad range of skills and experience – particularly a combination of business and IT knowledge. A strong IT consultant forms relationships with their clients using their industry knowledge and years of experience to overcome each business’s unique challenges.
At Immense Networks, we dedicate ourselves to maintaining positive and meaningful relationships with our clients in order to best understand your needs and expectations.
Skills to Look for in Your IT Consultant
An IT consultant provides strategic guidance in regards to an organization’s technology. They analyze the IT solutions you have in place and how these solutions affect your major business processes. Then, they uncover the best way to make enhancements to your work practices through technology recommendations, upgrades, and implementations.
According to a study conducted by Censuswide, here are the top reasons for outsourcing IT consulting and services:
But you shouldn’t rely on just any IT consultant to get the job done. Here are the top skills to look for when choosing your IT consultant:
A good IT consultant is competent in their technical knowledge and able to break down the business value of IT services in a way that you can relate to. Just because someone is an IT pro doesn’t make them a good IT consultant. An IT consultant multitasks and thrives on the numerous problems, crises, and fires that arise when supporting your business.
Your IT consultant should be able to build a rapport with you and take the time to understand and listen to your needs. A good IT consultant asks relevant questions to gather more information and sets clear expectations from the beginning of the engagement.
At Immense Networks, we want to help our clients turn IT from a constraint to their biggest asset. We seek to inspire a culture of curiosity and excitement around what IT can do for your business. Our IT consultants work hard to ensure your business gets the most value out of your technology investments. Reach out today so we can help you navigate your tech challenges with confidence and ease.