How To Distinguish Good IT Consulting Companies From Bad Ones?

Information Technology ConsultingIf you are thinking of hiring an IT consulting company for your business, you need to know how to identify good ones from bad ones. The fact is, all the IT consulting companies you’re going to interview will tell you that their solution is the best. Secondly, they will all tell you that their fees will be worth it. Thirdly, all of the companies you’re interested in hiring will tell you all this mumbo-jumbo information that can get very confusing for most businessmen. All of that to give you an idea that they know what they’re doing and they have a big plan for your company.

Now that we’ve established what most IT consulting companies will say to you, how would you differentiate good ones from bad ones? The fact that they would be saying similar things would prove to make differentiating them a lot harder.

Here is a list of things that you should look for in an IT consulting company to ensure that they are trustworthy and reliable. Use this information to weed out the good company from the rest of bad ones.

Determine what your company needs

Since most IT companies have their response predetermined or practiced even, it is a good idea to give them a real-life scenario. Give them an outline of how your company works and let them work out their plans to make it run more efficiently. Since you own the business, you know its strengths and weaknesses. Compare their answers to what you know and hire the one that closely resembles your outlook for your company. Take note though, some companies will give you a different solution than what you’re expecting. This isn’t bad per se. Actually, this is better since you gain another perspective on how to solve your company’s problem. My point is, when interviewing IT consultants, give them a real life scenario and allow them to showcase their problem solving skills instead of just listening to their practiced interview answers and speeches.

Read reviews and feedback of their consulting service

Another way to determine if a company is reliable is to talk to their other clients. The best ones will have many clients but that shouldn’t limit their capacity to provide exceptional service for each of them. Do yourself a favor and talk to a couple of their clients and ask them what the IT consultants improved on their business. That should give you an idea of the work ethic of the IT consulting company.

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