Influenced by the practice of Apple and Microsoft, the information technology companies in China develop very quickly recently. Information technology consulting is a field that focuses on advising businesses on how best to use IT to meet their business objectives. In addition to providing advice, IT consultancies often estimate, management, implement, deploy and administer IT systems on businesses’ behalf.
Differences between management consulting and IT consulting
Generally there is no clear difference between these two. IT consultants often have degrees in computer science, electronics, technology or management information systems while management consultants often have degrees in accounting, economics, industrial engineering, finance or a generalized MBA. It is said that IT consultants’ revenues come predominantly from design and planning based consulting with a mixture of IT and Business Consulting. Their value comes from their ability to integrate and support technologies as well as determining product and brands.
Prerequisites and IT Consulting Skills
Once the business owner defined the needs to have IT consulting for a newly developed project, the role of IT consultancy company 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.
An IT Consultant needs to possess the following skills, advisory skills, technical skills, business skills, communication skills, management skills, advisory language skills, business and management language skills and technical language skills.
An article for China Consulting