IT Consulting also known as “information technology consulting” focuses on advising businesses on how best to use information technology to meet their business objectives. In addition to providing advice, IT consultancies often estimate, manage, implement, deploy, and administer IT systems on businesses’ behalf.
Considering hiring an IT Consultant? Finding the right IT Consultant can mean the difference between success or failure. Know where to begin?
Here is a list of things to consider in your hiring process:
- Protect your intellectual property
Protecting your company’s intellectual property (IP) is always important. You don’t want a consultant who holds your Facebook account hostage or one who leaves and doesn’t turn over data or login information. That’s why it’s important that any company receiving an IT consultant’s services address IP from the get-go.
- Know your IT Consultants Methodology
Knowing what your consultant does and how he does it can be the difference between success and failure
- Have a Detailed Contract
Costs, hours, milestones, deliverables, deadlines and who pays for outside expenses are all possibilities you should be sure you covered in your contract.
A company that uses consultants should have their own standard contract in place to give to consultants. A standard contract provides for consistency and the company doesn’t have to review each agreement to determine answers.
Make sure you have clearly communicated the scope of the project, what is expected and who the point of contact is in your company and the consulting firm’s company. Having everyone on the same page is paramount.
- Use Confidentiality Agreements
Confidentiality agreements are important and such provisions should be included within the contract. If ‘confidential information’ is to be shared between parties before a contract is executed, then executing a non-disclosure agreement [NDA] prior to sharing any confidential information. A signed letter of confidentiality can help you sleep better at night.
If you decide to hire IT Consultants why not choose DataOneNetworks for your IT Consultant
There are many different reasons why our customers call on our IT consulting services. However, despite the diverse range of businesses and industries we have worked with, all of our customers benefit in the same ways:
- Gain external, more objective advice and recommendations
- Gain access to our IT consultants’ specialized expertise and decades of experience
- Help and advice during a one-time project, where the hiring of permanent employees is not required
Why not give DataOneNetworks a call?