Information Technology Consulting

We focus on advising businesses on how best to use information technology to meet their business objectives.

In addition to providing advice, we estimate, manage, implement, deploy, and administer IT systems on businesses' behalf, (Outsourcing).

The IT consulting can be viewed as a Four-tier system:

  • Professional services firms which maintain large professional workforces.
  • Staffing firms, which place technologists with businesses on a temporary basis, typically in response to employee absences, temporary skill shortages and technical projects.
  • Independent consultants, who are self-employed or who function as employees of staffing firms, or as independent contractors in their own right.
  • Information Technology security consultants

There following are reasons why consulting is required:

  • To gain external, objective advice and recommendations
  • To gain access to the consultants' specialized expertise
  • Temporary help during a one-time project where the hiring of a permanent employee(s) is not required or necessary
  • To outsource all or part of the IT services from a specific company

The four basic principles of IT consulting are:

  • Focus on the relationship: Understanding the personality and expectations of client, client organization and all other stakeholders
  • Clearly defined role: Defined roles and responsibilities for both clients, other stakeholders and consulting team
  • Visualize success: Helping the client see the end at the beginning
  • You advise, they decide: Client is the best person to decide

Prerequisites for IT Consulting
Once a business owner defined the needs to take a business to the next level, we will define a scope, cost and a time-frame of the project. Our role is to support and nurture the company from the very beginning of the project till the end, and deliver the project not only in the scope, time and cost but also with complete customer satisfaction.

  • Project scoping and planning

We assist business owner(s) to understand the detail of what the project is going to deliver.

  • Business process and system design

The scope of a project is linked intimately to the proposed business processes and systems that the project is going to deliver. Regardless of whether the project is to launch a new product range or discontinue unprofitable parts of the business, the change will have some impact on business processes and systems. The documentation of your business processes and system requirements are as fundamental to project scoping.

  • Project management support

The most successful business projects are always those that are driven by an employee who has the authority, vision and influence to drive the required changes in a business. It is highly unlikely that a business owner (decision maker or similar) will realize the changes unless one has one of these people in the employment. However, the project leadership role typically requires significant experience and skills which are not usually found within a company focused on day-to-day operations. Due to this requirement within more significant business change projects/programs, outside expertise is often sought from firms which can bring this specific skill set to the company.

Consulting fees
Under normal circumstances a fee for IT consulting is measured on a per day, per consultant basis. There is however an alternative option; fixed fee IT consulting. A fixed fee IT consulting contract applies only to projects which are well defined, for example Infrastructure refreshment projects, Network design, Implementation of specific well described features, such as monitoring platforms, Infrastructure capacity planning. Generally, fixed fee IT consulting is for a specific amount of work, within a defined timeframe.