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How Consulting an IT Expert Can Help You Grow Your Business

Date Monday, 12 October 2020 Wiktoria Niedbala , In: Technical

How Consulting an IT Expert Can Help You Grow Your Business

Every business has a specific function, whether that is baking cakes, designing kitchens or importing coffee, but, unfortunately, expertise in these areas doesn’t mean you know how to implement and maintain secure IT systems and processes. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to focus on doing what you do best and leave the technical side to an expert? At Blue Frontier, we offer IT consultancy services from technical architecture and systems implementation through to quality assurance and data protection. Whether you own a well-established firm or you have launched a start-up, we can make sure that your company runs efficiently and is compliant with all regulations.

The Necessity of IT

In this day and age, no thriving company can function well without IT. The rate of change in technology means you cannot remain out of the loop for long. Hiring a consultant will allow you to focus on your core business and leave the technical aspects to an expert.

Expertise

When you work with a consulting agency, you gain access to a whole team of experts, which guarantees you a large source of IT knowledge and capabilities. If you are out of your depth with an IT project or your everyday IT requirements, hiring a consultant means you can save valuable time. Furthermore, consultants have the experience that only years of working in the industry can give, knowing not only the best practices but also common pitfalls.

Cost

Working with an IT consultant allows you to cut costs on staff, hardware expenses, software licenses, cloud service subscriptions, and maintenance. Furthermore, it will shield you from experiencing any hidden costs, helping you grow your business faster.

Project Planning

It’s more than likely that your consultant has worked with other companies with similar IT requirements. They know the necessary steps and areas that require the most attention, which means they can give you plenty of advice, tips and a thorough plan.

Efficiency and Competitiveness

By hiring a consulting company, you drastically decrease research, development and implementation time, all of which increase costs that ultimately decrease your business’s competitiveness. Consulting agencies and companies that offer consultancy have the resources to start projects right away, increasing efficiency, and as a result, your growth.

Small businesses often can’t afford to compete with companies big enough to have their own highly qualified IT department. By working with an IT consultant, smaller companies are better positioned to compete with larger organisations.

  

Reduce risk

Every business investment carries a certain amount of risk, however, hiring an IT consultant helps you reduce that risk, especially with regards to security and compliance. With rapidly developing technology, companies gain access to new markets and benefit from an increase in selling opportunity. However, there is also a higher risk of compromising your business’s cyber security. This is why it is so beneficial for your company to hire a reputable IT consultancy, which can ensure your online safety.

Long-Term or Short-Term

You will usually have complete control over how long you want to work with a consulting firm. Depending on the type of project, you may find that you benefit from ongoing support or that you require no further services. Regardless of what the case may be, if you experience any other IT issues, you know who to ask for help. Furthermore, the more you work with an IT consultant, the more they will get to know your company and are more likely to propose the most suitable solutions.

How to Work With Your Consultant

To ensure your business is getting exactly what it needs, start with a clear brief of what you would like the consultant to achieve and maintain an open conversation. Remember that their reputation depends on how well they can help you, therefore make your expectations known.  

In today’s digital world, any business that wants to remain competitive relies on quality IT support. Getting the best IT support is therefore vital for a company’s development. It is undeniable that an expert's opinions and guidance can help your business grow. The biggest benefit of working with a consultant is that your business gets access to experience, connections and skills - often at a fraction of the cost of hiring someone senior full-time. By investing in a dependable IT consulting company, you are benefiting from the collective technical experience of many top-tier specialists.

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Wiktoria Niedbala

Wiktoria Niedbala

Digital Marketing Executive

Wiktoria lives to create, she is a marketing postgraduate who loves social media and content creation. Customer satisfaction and driving engagement is at the heart of her work. She has worked with different clients including fintechs, affiliate marketing agencies and NGOs for over 3 years to grow their brands, as well as provide them with original and creative content. Since joining Blue Frontier, Tori has focused on content creation and social media marketing.

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