What do IT people do in consulting?

Apr 30, 2019 9 Comments

Just out of pure curiosity what do IT people do at consulting firms or accounting firms like KPMG and Deloitte? Do you just make sure that the computers are running well?


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  • New VreM84
    We draw useless flowcharts primarily.
    Apr 30, 2019 0
  • Amazon ruster
    Some smaller companies or start ups don't need full time IT staff, just someone to setup a network and be on call for occasional remote support. Also, they do contact-to-hire with bigger companies.
    Apr 30, 2019 1
    • AT&T / Eng

      AT&T Eng

      Optum, Windstream, AT&T, Verizon
      I’m going to answer as if you are referring to an “IT consultant” and their job duties.

      There are many self-employed IT consultants (arguably more than W2-employed) who likely plan initial installs and major upgrades for small to medium sized businesses.

      The ones employed by consulting firms probably interact with a portfolio of large businesses with multiple locations on a regular basis. Investments in contact center, unified communications, and customer self service tools will see positive ROI in large business.
      Apr 30, 2019
  • Morgan Stanley

    Morgan Stanley

    Some consulting companies basically just rent engineers out such that they'll work alongside with FTE's doing pretty much the same work while being easy to fire/replace and no worries with paychecks/insurance/paternity leave/etc.
    Apr 30, 2019 1
    • Barclays PLC paulgrab
      Yups, that happen too. Some companies do not hire IT fte.
      Apr 30, 2019
  • New / Mgmt

    New Mgmt

    EY, IBM, Financial Times, Google
    Founder with Interests in investing, energy, crypto, cannabis, tech. Multiple startups, I enjoy mentoring entrepreneurs.
    At IBM Global Business Services (consulting) implementation of large new projects and systems - for instance installation of a whole new enterprise financial/accounting system or an industry specific workflow system or CRM. It’s more about designing the business process and plugging systems together than writing code. We would also assess company’s IT systems for suitability and efficiency and make recommendations to improve them.

    The biggest difference is projects usually last 3 -18 months then move on to the next project. And it’s often on the road- so hotels from M-Th. It can be a grind
    May 9, 2019 0
  • Deloitte uAag27
    Deloitte is a large firm and has a very diverse IT landscape. You can find from the more prosaic IT support for Laptops, phones and other devices to supporting and enhancing firm-wide applications that are used in the firm management. Project management applications offered to all internal or client projects also require a ton of attention.
    Of course this does not include the wide range of IT consulting services that Deloitte offers to clients.
    Apr 30, 2019 0
  • Booz Allen Hamilton LWRr84
    If you work in cleared space : supporting contract work for programs. "consultant" could mean anything from the engineering of a pki infrastructure to run of the mill SA work answer help desk tickets.
    Apr 30, 2019 0
  • Barclays PLC paulgrab
    Make software, business process support anything related to computer software in short. If your company uses it and keeps it inhouse there will a person keeping the lights up and running.
    Apr 30, 2019 0


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