VOIP, VPN, WEP, WAP, MAC, remote access – these are just a few of the thousand technology jargons to keep up with. That’s exactly why Business Technology Consulting is a hot growth area for 2006.
Countless small business owners as they grow try to keep up with technology trends and tend to their business in the same timeframe. Hiring an IT person is out of the question. It’s expensive, increases overheads, more hassle and less justification.
Many businesses are turning towards consulting firms that actually provide service when needed at a reasonable price. “There is this huge misconception that technology consulting is expensive. We spend a lot of time explaining to our potential clients that it’s a myth. Though once they try the service and experience the benefits – then they always come back for more” Says Hiren Mehta, a Senior Consultant at Onsite Chicago [http://www.onsitechicago.com]. Technology consulting could be as simple as hooking up a new printer to an employee’s computer to setting up an enterprise architecture that has a solid backup plan, with a network [http://www.onsitechicago.com/network.htm] that is secure and stable.
“One of the key requirements nowadays is to be able to deliver complete solutions to the customer,” says Anil Miglani, senior vice president of research group AMI-Partners in New York City. Many consulting firms provide full service solutions but only few are endorsed by clients and experts alike. Yes, the competition is heavy in this sector but the amazing part – most of our new clients come from the competition.
We get the same story over and over again and then it’s our job to regain their trust on Consulting – Says Hiren of Onsite Chicago. With the release of Windows Vista next year, we will see an additional growth trend. “The new Windows OS will create a new market as businesses upgrade and transition their existing applications,” says Miglani.
She also points to RFID consulting as an area set for growth. Consulting then is to provide top notch service and reasonable prices keeping in mind about growth and scalability. Gone are the days when you had to shell out millions for good technology consulting services.
Today companies are here to provide the same level of exceptional service to small businesses at a fraction of the cost.