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3 Things You Need to Know Before Hiring an Information Technology Consultant

This white paper shows you how to have a valuable relationship with an IT consultant and how to ask the right questions about their qualifications, verifying their experience in your industry, and following up with a written contract to protect your business. By Frontier Business

November 5, 2017

As a business owner, you’re used to wearing several hats.

However, you don’t always have the time or expertise needed for those various roles.

So what do you do when you need help but don’t have the resources to bring on a full-time team member?

The answer could lie in temporary consulting.

If the role you’re struggling with most is in the information technology (IT) department, bring in an IT consultant to solve important technological problems and/or implement new systems.

Hiring a temporary IT consultant to work on specific tasks can be more time and cost efficient than hiring a full-time IT employee.

Here’s how to find the right IT consultant.

Identify Your Needs Before You Hire
Before hiring a consultant, consider what projects need to be completed.

An IT consultant works in partnership with your business and can do the following for your company:

  • Identify hardware, software, and network requirements
  • Assist in selecting providers
  • Design, test, and implement new systems
  • Provide expert technical advice and assistance
  • Train users on new systems

Once you’ve determined your company’s IT goals, you will have an easier time narrowing down the candidates.

Choosing the right person can mean the difference between an IT disaster - like your website going offline - and successful business operations.

Download this paper (also includes "5 Essential Technology Tools to Include in Your Budget") and read about these three tips to help you find the best person for the job:

1. Analyze Their Credentials and Experience

2. Ensure Compatibility with Your Team and Industry

3. Protect Your Company with a Signed Contract

By asking the right questions about their qualifications, verifying their experience in your industry, and following up with a written contract to protect your business, you’ll be one step closer to having a valuable relationship with an IT consultant - Download Now!


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