COVID-19 affected few, if any, industries. Even in the technology sector, where change is expected, many professional services and technology consulting firms have struggled to adapt.
Work-from-home operations and other business changes, such as cloud services, have forced businesses in almost every industry to adapt. Tourism, manufacturing, and hospitality businesses cut costs during the pandemic.
Companies are ramping up IT projects again as the economy improves. IT investments made today must be innovative and creative to support the future.
To survive and thrive, businesses must choose the right IT services firm to implement the technology solutions they require. This post discusses IT consulting, outsourcing, and cloud systems integrators. For the new IT paradigm, cloud systems integrators may be the best option.
Option 1: IT Consulting Company
Hiring a big-name IT consulting firm NYC is expensive, pandemic or not. Cutting costs by skipping or canceling work with costly firms.
Many larger consultancies can’t help organizations implement IT strategies efficiently or cost-effectively. Their specialties include taxation, management consulting, corporate finance, and legal services.
They excel at IT strategy and enterprise-wide digital transformation rather than implementation. They could handle cloud migration or cloud-native app development. Because technology implementation isn’t a strategic part of their business, they’re hesitant to take on these projects, especially if they won’t generate a significant profit.
As with other services from larger consulting firms, overhead and other factors drive up costs. Smaller or niche technology companies can price their services more competitively. They won’t hire top technology implementers. For many businesses, the service quality may not justify the cost.
While they sell innovation to clients, they’re often too large and inefficient to adopt the new ways of working and thinking they promote. To stay efficient, they must use tried-and-true methods, sacrificing client satisfaction.
Option 2: Outsourcing Information Technology
Outsourcing is another option. IT consulting firms in Dallas are doing no better than the big consultancies. Many potential clients are hesitant to work with them because they are less expensive than a large professional services firm.
The adage “you get what you pay for” has been proven far too often in the case of low-cost IT services.
These companies are frequently behind the times regarding cutting-edge methodologies that can lead to better solutions and projects.
IT outsourcing companies, like extensive technology consulting and professional services firms, rely on standard processes that can be repeated repeatedly to keep costs low. There isn’t any room for imagination. Many potential customers prefer to work with a company that provides more options rather than just getting the job done quickly and cheaply.
Option 3: Cloud System Integrators
An implementation company specializing in cloud migration and cloud-native app development may be a good choice.
These are cloud-only companies. They’re knowledgeable and experienced.
Larger companies with no room for experimentation can’t be as innovative as cloud systems integrators. They’re always trying to overcome technological obstacles.
These businesses create solutions for current and future needs. For many, their work for a customer is just the beginning of a long-term relationship that will evolve as the customer’s needs change.
Their niche focus gives them an edge over large consulting firms and IT outsourcing firms. IT generalists dominate large consultancies and outsourcing firms. Hundreds of tools and services are available on each central cloud platform. Even the most prominent outsourcing firms and consultancies would struggle to master all cloud platforms’ resources.
In turn, their customers benefit from targeted solutions.
Carefully Select your IT Service Provider
That isn’t to say that comprehensive technology consulting firms or IT outsourcing firms don’t have a place. Working with a company like Risingmax which specializes in cloud technologies is the best option for companies that want the flexibility, scalability, and cost benefits that the cloud provides.