One of your jobs when you are an IT consultant will be helping clients with IT spending and selecting the proper products. Your clients will rely on you to recommend cost-effective and reliable solutions and to help them stay away from bad deals and bad products.
DON'T ENCOURAGE IT SPENDING ON NEW TECHNOLOGY
Buying technology within the first year of its release is both costly and unwise. If clients buy PCs that have newly released processors, motherboard types or new types of graphics, they may find some major glitches that will stall their businesses.
DON'T LET CLIENTS BLAME YOU
Clients will not be pleased if you encourage IT spending on PC hardware that is not reliable. They will probably even blame you as their expert, which can cause you a major problem and strain your relationship. Be careful about early adoption of new technologies and go with the best, not the latest solution.
EARLY ADOPTER RISKS
Because there is a lot of financial pressure on the PC industry, since 2001, products have been rushed to the market more often than ever before. This begs the question, are consumers becoming an unwitting extended R&D facility?
TESTING NEW PRODUCTS
Testing new products fully takes some time. You and your small business clients must consider IT spending amidst a constant stream of hardware device driver software and updates. However, often when problems are first reported, it takes them a while to be analyzed, diagnosed and fixed with updates, meaning if you suggest IT spending on new products for clients, they might still have to suffer through very unreliable hardware issues. Don’t let your clients be guinea pigs!
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