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An IT specialist is an accomplished professional who gives specialized advice at a fee. Such a person may work as an independent contractor, in which case they may be referred to as an independent consultant.
An IT contractor may also be an employee of an organization providing consultancy services. In general, IT consultancy charge clients an hourly rate for their services.
Types of information technology contractors
IT consultants enable individuals or companies to make technology acquisitions or planning choices and address technical problems. An IT consultant can act as a short-term virtual CIO, offering expert advice on IT strategy to a business that lacks high-level IT expertise at home.
Today, IT consultants also work with value-added resellers (VARs). Product integrators and other service providers were providing consultancy services across a more extensive range of services. A company installing a new ERP system may prefer to recruit an IT contractor recommended by its provider.
Linked areas of consultancy
Other forms of consultancy work can overlap with IT consulting. Management and planning advisors, for example, can offer specialist guidance on a reasonably wide variety of market issues. But management advisors who work with clients to overhaul old business processes or introduce new methods may make IT suggestions when automating those processes.
In reality, IT will, over time, eclipse management consultancy as an organization’s primary activity. Indeed, the former Big Eight accounting firms’ management advisory arms have spawned IT consulting firms such as Accenture.
Benefits and disadvantages of working with contractors
The advanced expertise of the IT specialist—and the opportunity to tap into it when needed—is one of the advantages of collaborating with the consultant. To turn to a consultancy can make sense if it is impossible or too expensive to recruit a full-time employee with the experience that is only required temporarily. Significant company infrastructure updates only happen periodically, for example.