With budget constraints an issue in almost every area of the government in the
Matthew Brown of giant group, the company hosting the survey, said, "The public sector has always been the poor relation in terms of its utilization of temporary IT staff, but efficiency drives and increased scrutiny of major IT projects have persuaded civil servants of the necessity of bringing in private sector expertise."
However, that seems to be changing as 27% of IT consultants were working in the public sector. The survey also showed that jobs in the telecom industry had fallen but that newer technologies such as VoIP might help increase business. Another interesting find was that after the government, the financial sector was the second largest employer of IT consultants.
By beginning relationships with those in the public sector, you may be positioning yourself for business growth when other areas of the
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