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Monday, April 24, 2006

IT Consulting: Services for Large and Small Businesses

IT consulting presents the opportunity to provide services to businesses of all sizes. As an IT consultant, you can make yourself fit with the needs of small and large businesses.

SPECIALIZATION

The key to best fulfilling the IT consulting needs for small and large businesses is to pick two or three networking skill sets and focus on them exclusively. Focusing on a specialty is a simple way to streamline services and better serve both large and small business clients.

You could also specialize by focusing on certain product platforms. Especially large businesses will need a real IT manager and often retain one full-time. These companies will want to handle a lot of their own IT needs using their full-time employees, but product specialties will help you gain an advantage and get into companies that might not normally hire outside IT consulting firms.

WORKING WITH IN-HOUSE IT STAFF

When companies are facing a great amount of outsourcing expenses, they will often decide to pay an IT professional to work in-house for $40,000 - $60,000 per year. Once that person is full-time and in-house, he will feel very pressured to keep outsourcing expenses to a minimum, but sometimes will find that certain projects are beyond his capabilities. It is at this time that the specialists turn to deep niche IT consulting firms.

Created By: Computer Consulting 101 Professional Kit