A managed IT services provider with IT consulting services can add immediate value to an organization by providing access to the advanced tools and technology expertise your competition doesn’t have. IT consulting is a cost-effective strategy for organizations that rely on IT performance to support their business operations. IT consulting has proved valuable to organizations in every industry by providing IT leaders when you need them, and for a fraction of the cost of maintaining a full-time IT department.
Here are 3 reasons why you should consider using professional IT consulting:
1. Experience and Talent you won’t find anywhere else
To be successful in the National Football League you need the right personnel (within budget) that can out preform your competition. It’s the same concept in the complicated realm of information technology. You cannot achieve a winning technology environment that supports your business operations by having your cousin who took a computer science course in college run your IT department. You need a team of IT specialists that have experience in your industry, understand compliance regulations, and can align your systems with your business goals efficiently. To hire this caliber expertise as part of your in-house IT staff would usually be out of your budget, but a Professional IT service provider can deliver IT specialists for a fraction of the cost.
2. Actually get stuff done and see projects completed on time, on budget.
Do any of these scenarios sound familiar?
A) You want to launch a new website that supports your new brand image with improved functionality.
Reality- Three months later you still have an out-dated and glitchy site. You’re losing prospects and customers to a competitor who has a more professional and dynamic website.
B) You want your IT department to improve service levels and reduce downtime so you can support your customers better.
Reality- Your IT department is too busy changing employee passwords, handling trouble tickets, and managing the daily mundane IT tasks. They don’t have the time, or the resources to improve capability and reliability.
C) You and your team are planning an IT project; you’re worried about the resources you’ll need and if you can meet the required deadline.
Reality- Your “strategic” project plan is lacking structure, identified risks, projected return on investment, and a project leader to ensure tasks are on track. There is a very high probability your fears will be realized.
Solution to all of the above:
Partner with a professional IT consulting firm that can complete projects on time, and correctly. Overwhelming your IT department will result in project failures, and negatively impact your productivity. Instead, rely on the experts from project conception to integration and avoid costly setbacks.
3. Anything, Anytime, Anywhere.
Companies have ultimate control of expenses through the on-demand professional services model. An IT consultant can provide leadership and support only when it’s needed, costs are fixed and controlled. Unplanned events can create problems for your in-house IT department, especially when they require additional IT personnel. Professional IT consulting service providers implement and train with the latest technology, hardware, software, and network applications. Whether it’s managing a project, supporting day-to-day IT tasks, integrating systems after an acquisition or merger; an IT consultant can do it all. The combination of flexibility, cost effectiveness, and highly trained specialists can give your organization a competitive advantage whenever you need it.