dcsimg

5 Characteristics Professional IT Consultants Must Possess

  • 5 Characteristics Professional IT Consultants Must Possess-

    Promote Choice and Flexibility

    If the partner you select offers its own cloud services, for example, that can be a plus. But when your business needs dictate using another solution, the right professional consultant will lead the charge. It's critical, therefore, that the partner you select be objective enough to be truly vendor neutral, promoting choice and flexibility even when that means helping you select a solution or service that competes with its own. Many partners are now adopting strategies to manage solutions beyond their own portfolio, promoting a framework offering flexibility and choice all delivered with a high-quality, consistent end-user experience. In the end, partnering with organizations like these will allow you to leverage volume and scale and achieve the best commercial economics while spending less time managing partner relationships.

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

5 Characteristics Professional IT Consultants Must Possess

  • 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7
  • 5 Characteristics Professional IT Consultants Must Possess-4

    Promote Choice and Flexibility

    If the partner you select offers its own cloud services, for example, that can be a plus. But when your business needs dictate using another solution, the right professional consultant will lead the charge. It's critical, therefore, that the partner you select be objective enough to be truly vendor neutral, promoting choice and flexibility even when that means helping you select a solution or service that competes with its own. Many partners are now adopting strategies to manage solutions beyond their own portfolio, promoting a framework offering flexibility and choice all delivered with a high-quality, consistent end-user experience. In the end, partnering with organizations like these will allow you to leverage volume and scale and achieve the best commercial economics while spending less time managing partner relationships.

The evolution of cloud, social, mobile and analytic technology has heralded a major change in how IT functions today. Gone are the days of fixed, premise-based CapEx investments. Instead, IT organizations must focus on digital transformation and providing tech-savvy users a state-of-art, seamless experience.

According to Logicalis US, an international IT solutions and managed services provider, for CIOs to succeed in this new paradigm, they first need to define a strategy centered around the business requirements driving application adoption. They then must determine the best way to put those ideas into practice, taking into account security protocols, industry regulations and budgets.

"We often encounter CIOs struggling to make their organizations more digitally enabled who have jumped straight into the tactics they think will deliver the results they want, completely bypassing the strategy needed to create a performance-oriented digital experience," says Ed Konopasek, vice president, Managed Solutions, Logicalis US. "In this new digitally focused paradigm, it's no longer about building out systems from scratch and supporting everything on-prem with an in-house team; there are many new ways to operationalize the consumption of digital services today that might provide better options. This is where a professional consultant can help."

Choosing the right consultant can make all the difference to whether a project succeeds or fails spectacularly. It is, therefore, essential that organizations take a close look at potential partners. In this slideshow, Logicalis US has identified five criteria CIOs should look for in professional IT consultants.