There are a few essential questions you should always ask before hiring a computer consultant. By asking these questions and others, you will be able to separate the B.S. from the truth and choose the right computer consultant for your company.
Are They Part-time or Full-time Computer Consultants?
Do you have a "day job"? Are you moonlighting?
Are You a Solo Practitioner or True Computer Consulting Business?
What do you mean by the "we"? Are there any other people who work at your company?
Are they employees or contractors?
What are their names, specialties and backgrounds?
How long have they been with the company?
Will they be involved with this account?
Is It a Small Business or Large Company Computer Consulting Experience?
What "size" is your typical consulting client, in terms of number of PCs, employees and annual revenue?
Does the Company Generalize or Specialize?
What industries or vertical markets have you worked with? And in what particular aspects and software applications?
What kinds of products, services, and platforms does your company shy away from? Do you work with any specialty hardware, software or services vendors?
Learn more about hiring computer consulting firms in the full article.
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