IT consultant – What do they do?

You are at a networking event. It’s the 60 seconds pitch and one of the others says, “I’m an IT consultant”. So, what is he going to tell you in that short minute? Here we are going to expand on that pitch and reveal to you what we do at Jolly IT consultancy.

What does working as an IT Consultant entail?

The main role of an IT consultant is to work in partnership with our clients. Advise them on purchasing and using the information technology that meets their business objectives or overcomes any problems they are experiencing. The aim is to improve the structure and efficiency of the IT systems in various organisations. An IT consultant will also provide guidance and technical expertise during other processes, such as selection and procurement and user training and feedback.

Timescales are essential to our clients and ourselves whenever you are planning significant changes within a company. Designing, implementing and installing a new system is not for the faint-hearted, so you will not want to take short cuts. Taking IT advice will save you money, time and headaches.

We need to have the ability to communicate at all levels of the staff hierarchy to discuss each individual’s needs and apply them to the tasks they perform. Understanding your business’s nature and how your people work with IT is why we are not cheap, but we certainly are worth the money.

What skills to IT consultants possess?

Although a few people may call us nerds or geeks, we like to think its because we have a meticulous approach to our work, maintaining attention to detail. It means we tend to get focussed on fault finding and solving problems. One letter out in any coding cut and paste can wipe out your system!

We have excellent problem-solving skills. Plus our technical and analytical mind. We have to work back through the systems to identify a problem and fix it. Remember that one letter out! Working under pressure is second nature, as you always need your computer systems working. We can multi-task, which makes us wonder why men dominate the industry. After that, we have to have excellent interpersonal, interpretation and translation skills to explain what went wrong and how we intend to fix it. Added to all that is the diplomacy not to point the finger at exactly which user was at fault in the ‘user error.’

To whom do we need to connect?

If you’ve listened carefully to our pitch, you will know that we need to speak to companies that want to run more efficiently. Companies that want to maintain control of their data. Companies that want each member of staff to be able to work at their best when using IT. And Companies that want to streamline and save both money and time on their IT systems. If that sounds like your company, then contact us today!