The Controllers Guide to Hiring an IT Consulting Firm

Depending on the size of an organization, and the scale of its information technology (IT) systems and processes, IT can often report to, and be the responsibility of the finance department. This scenario is prevalent in small, start-up and even mid-market organizations. Today’s finance executive must understand, and often direct IT projects and investments.

At the same time, IT is changing rapidly with cloud technologies, and managed IT service options. Outsourced IT and lean IT are trends effecting organizations. Internal IT teams are often overloaded, projects require specialized skills, and keeping up with maintenance makes it hard to find time for the projects that add business value. Partnering with an IT consulting firm can be an effective way for companies to meet their technology needs and achieve business goals. For that partnership to work, though, you need to make sure you choose an IT consulting firm with the skills and capabilities that apply to your environment and your projects. This Controller’s Guide to Hiring an IT Consulting Firm will identify typical services, 5 reasons to hire an IT consultant, a checklist for choosing the right firm, along with some tips for achieving a successful relationship.

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