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The importance of IT Consulting

As you have learned in previous blogs, there are a lot of aspects to be managed by your IT provider. There are many similarities between IT consulting and Managed IT providers.

What's the difference?

While not identical, there are many similarities between IT consulting and Managed IT providers. Like Managed IT, IT consulting consists of developing and implementing plans for your success. Although not always, typically IT consultants are brought in from the beginning phases of a new business or network. During an IT consultation the IT technician will listen to the decision maker’s thoughts, views, and goals for the business.


To carry out a project successfully, an IT consultant goes through phases in order to develop a customized solution. They will begin by conducting interviews with certain employees within the client company, with the aim of collecting information and data. The second step consists of analyzing the collected data. Next, the IT consultant will discuss each subject with their in-house experts, and with the client, too, to formulate recommendations and action plans.

Final Steps:

After the meeting, the IT tech will develop a plan to ensure that every aspect of the business is aligned with the thoughts, views, and goals. Once the plan is accepted it is then implemented into the business. This can be as small as setting up phone lines in the office, and as complex as wiring an entire network for a large company. After the IT consultation is finished and the plans are implemented, you will always then be referred to enroll in Managed IT to keep the precious design completely up to date and secure.

Why we're different:

The key to Maggard Technology Solution's consulting strategy is transparency. While some IT consultants push to sell you shiny new equipment, that's not what we believe in. Our job is to discuss your challenges and goals and advise you on the best infrastructure for your particular company at a particular point in time. Sometimes that may not even be new infrastructure at all.

Maggard Technology Solutions, a Springfield IT consultancy and services provider, is an extension of your team. Our culture is built on transparency and trust, and our team is made up of extraordinary people – the kinds of people you would hire. We’ve always prided ourselves in delivering the full spectrum of IT services and solutions, from design and implementation to support and management. Our highly-certified engineers and process-oriented excellence have certainly been key to our success. But what really sets us apart is our straightforward and honest approach to every conversation, whether it is for a local business or global enterprise. Our customers rely on our thought leadership, responsiveness, and dedication to solving their toughest technology challenges.

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