Your Business is Wanted
Although the information technology consulting field for small and mid sized businesses is still a cottage industry, there are competent firms that are able and very willing to help your company with your technology needs – the value proposition is solid on both sides of the equation. It may be difficult to find a great partner simply due to market size or location but by and large, you can find the help that is needed. Too often I hear from small business that they did not know there were outsourcing firms that wanted their business and would be truly dedicated to their company. Further, the tools available to IT Services firms are slowly (but very surely) reducing the geographic effect from the equation (meaning more and more can be done remotely – just not everything so you must still keep proximity in mind when deciding on a provider). Just about everyone has heard of KPMG, Accenture, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Apple, or another large consulting firm. What business owners seemed to be surprised with is that once they get involved in the vetting process, just how many firms are willing and capable of taking responsibilities (in varying capacities) for technology at a businesses ranging in size from a boutique business to a Fortune 500 firm.