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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Hiring a Computer Consultant: What You Need To Know

Hiring someone in-house is often a simple task. You know just what you're looking for, you interview people, and you hire someone. Outsourcing can be a little more tricky. Here are the questions you need to ask a computer consultant as you interview them:

  1. Do you have a "day job"?
  2. Are you moonlighting?
  3. What do you mean by the "we"?
  4. Are there any other people who work at your company?
  5. Are they employees or contractors?
  6. What are their names, specialties and backgrounds?
  7. How long have they been with the company?
  8. Will they be involved with this account?
  9. What "size" is your typical consulting client, in terms of number of PCs, employees and annual revenue?
  10. What industries or vertical markets have you worked with?
  11. And in what particular aspects and software applications?
  12. What kinds of products, services, and platforms does your company shy away from?
  13. Do you work with any specialty hardware, software or services vendors?
Learn more about what you need to know before hiring a computer consulting firm by reading the entire article (link above).

Submitted by Computer Consulting Kit