Tried and tested technical skills corresponding to your particular technical requirements are vital. At the strategic level, the ability to align IT with the business is essential. At the functional and operational levels, your technology consultant must be capable of understanding what business objectives are trying to be achieved.
Because of the ‘high touch’ between your people and technology, many of you want to focus on the technical aspect with a robust business rationale.
Technology consultation is a universal discipline because technology enables almost all business operations most of the organizations across all sectors and industries to run smoothly.
Technology consultation is very wide-ranging, from business-focused (e.g. developing an IT strategy) through to highly technical (e.g. designing real-time communications services). The most popular technology consulting projects are positioned towards the business-focused end of this continuum.