5 Reasons to Hire an IT Consultant (Or, 5 Reasons to Become One)

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A Shortage of Great IT Staff

Any in-demand skill does not come cheap, and talented IT workers are no exception. But many firms have found that it’s easier to hire IT staff on a project-by-project, as needed basis than it is to maintain a full-time in-house IT department. Dave Smith, owner and CEO of IT service provider and Inc. 500 honoree TekScape, says that managing other firms' IT issues has been a big factor in his company’s growth. Firms outsourcing IT solutions typically save between 20 to 30%, Smith says.