What to Look for When Considering IT Consulting



You have computers for your business that you've been managing on your own, or maybe your brother-in-law has been managing them for you. Are you wondering if it's time to look into hiring an IT consultant?


Generally, there are three questions you'll want to ask yourself.

  1. Do the services you need lie outside the expertise of your in-house staff?
  2. Do you have access to the objective perspective of someone not enmeshed in your corporate politics and infrastructure?
  3. Do you already have enough to worry about?


Besides those three questions, there is a 100% chance your computers and servers are going to fail. It's just a matter of when. So the time to look into IT consulting is now. Read on to learn what to look for when considering IT consulting.


While every backup vendor spouts the same jargon, you need to educate yourself on how to spot true experts with practical experience in network systems. Certifications are nice, but that doesn't necessarily equal competence. What is important is the consultant’s depth of knowledge about the issues involved in your particular situation. 


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Perhaps reading technical manuals about your equiment is not at the top of your list. That's why we offer a free download to our ebook: 21 Questions To Ask Before Hiring an Honest, Competent, Responsive, and Fairly-Priced Computer Consultant. In this guide, you will learn:

  • The dirty little secrets of the computer repair industry.Download 21 Questions to ask before hiring an it consultant
  • 21 ways to help you instantly spot an unethical or grossly incompetent computer repair/support technician.
  • 3 costly misconceptions business owners have about computer maintenance and repair.
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  • 4 mistakes to avoid when choosing a computer consultant.
  • Why you need to avoid "deals" in computer repair shops.
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The consequences of making a poor choice in IT support can be devastating. In hiring a dishonest IT consultant, or even in doing nothing, you run the risk of losing time and money, violating network policies, or worse. When obtaining IT consulting, timing is crucial. It's time to talk about trust.


Contact us today to transform your business and bottom line with an IT solutions company that thrives on objectivity, professionalism, and confidentiality. 


meWritten By Kevin Gray

Hello! I am the Sales Manager and one of the Senior IT Consultants @ EnvisionIT Solutions. I help our clients envision great technology solutions that help their businesses grow. Let me know if you have any questions. I am an avid outdoorsman who loves fly fishing and camping.