As an independent consultant with senior management experience I can help you create and deploy an information and communications technology plan that is specific to and supports your business strategy. Why would you outsource this? Because IT isn’t your core expertise.
An IT Consultant can provide many services from a short consultation aimed at kicking off an IT systems review or larger ICT project or longer engagements to manage the transformation of a businesses ICT systems from an adhoc collection of hardware and software to a fully integrated business platform. Often this process will involve your Financial Director and other senior management staff.
Ideally I like to start with short term smaller projects to develop a good business relationship and build that all important trust and then move towards longer term engagements where Cleartext Systems is positioned as your permanent ‘Head of ICT’, or ‘IT Director’. This can be on a full retainer or part retainer and part performance based compensation that’s a percentage of the incremental value delivered to your business.
Providers of Professional Consulting services often specialise in certain areas and Cleartext Systems is no different. Whilst I cover the full spectrum of information & communications technology Cleartext, our suppliers and business partners excel in two specific areas.
Cleartext has partnered with global technology vendors to provide email and instant messaging services that complement our generic ICT services. Solution providers in this vertical are reviewed regularly and when appropriate (for example there’s a compelling reason to switch clients) we change our preferred suppliers. Cleartext has been delivering messaging services for many years and see them as key to providing comprehensive business solutions.
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Whilst there are many off the shelf software systems, and many can be customised, sometimes a business has a unique requirement. If we really do think a custom software system is needed I’m is ideally placed, having run software development projects, to project manage this from design to delivery.