IT consultants should ensure that the right technology and the right strategy is used within your business to deliver the most effective approach to growth and ROI. Your IT consultant should be a valuable ally who has the expertise to help identify needs, propose and implement solutions as well as providing managed on-going support.
Datek has put together the top 3 things to consider when hiring an IT consultant for your next big IT project or IT infrastructure upgrade. Whatever your goals, whom you hire should have the right background and skill set necessary to help you with your needs.
1. Track Record of Success
It’s important you hire an IT consultant that is well-rounded and experienced as you need your IT infrastructure to work interdependently. They need to add value to your company, pulling from different experiences across industries to come up with creative solutions. However, their expertise also needs to be in line with your specific needs. Hire an IT consultant who has had success working on similar projects or with a company of your size.
See our Daly International backup case study to understand more about how we found and implemented a backup strategy for a large telecom firm.
2. Communication Skills
Effective communication is key to any successful relationship. The most effective IT consulting firms listen to their clients and communicate in an efficient and effective manner. You need an IT consultant who can easily and clearly explain what it is they are doing and why they are doing it to both internal IT teams and management. For example, our expert IT team communicates with our clients at every step of the process. Better yet, we create easy-to-read strategic roadmaps that show, not just tell you, but show what it is we will be doing and when.
3. Reasonable Rates
Determining a reasonable cost requires more than simply finding the cheapest IT consultant. An inexperienced IT consultant may take longer to deliver on projects, costing you money in the long run. It’s better to find a firm that provides you with the services you need, at a rate that makes short-term and long-term financial sense. We are so passionate about providing expert IT advice at a reasonable cost to your business - we provide a simple fixed fee to manage and support your IT team. We’re confident that the level of service you get from us is second-to-none, which is why there are no lengthy contracts to sign, no minimum terms and no buy-in clauses. Just great service, at a great price.
IT Consulting Services with Datek…
Since 1998, Datek has been managing IT support, solutions and strategy for a range of clients. We have won awards for our excellent customer service and pride ourselves on being transparent. What you see, is what you get. What makes us different? We don’t use a one-size fit all approach. We get to know your business and everyone in it, what it needs and how we can support you to give the best solutions at the best possible price. Get in touch with our team and let us know how we can help you today.