IT consulting or information technology consulting as a field of activity focuses on advising organisations on the ways and methods of best using information technology (IT) in achieving their business objectives. Information technology consulting can be in the following fields:
Business and technology services
ITES and ITSM
ITES is defined as the outsourcing of organizational processes that can be enabled with information technology and covers diverse areas like finance, human resources, administration, health care, telecommunication, manufacturing etc.
Information Technology Service Management (ITSM) refers to the completeness or entirety of activities. Activities are directed by policies, organized and structured in processes and supporting procedures. Activities that are performed by an organization to design, plan, deliver, operate and control information technology (IT) services offered to customers.
The process of converting raw materials, components, or parts into finished goods that meet a customer's expectations or specifications. Manufacturing commonly employs a man-machine setup with division of labor in a large scale production.
Logistics & Transportation
Logistics is generally the detailed organization and implementation of a complex operation. In a general business sense, logistics is the management of the flow of things between the point of origin and the point of consumption in order to meet requirements of customers or corporations. The resources managed in logistics can include physical items such as food, materials, animals, equipment, and liquids; as well as intangible items, such as time and information. The logistics of physical items usually involves the integration of information flow, materials handling, production, packaging, inventory, transportation, warehousing, and often security.
Pharma & Healthcare
Pharmacy is the science and technique of preparing and dispensing drugs. It is a health profession that links health sciences with chemical sciences and aims to ensure the safe and effective use of pharmaceutical drugs.
The scope of pharmacy practice includes more traditional roles such as compounding and dispensing medications, and it also includes more modern services related to health care, including clinical services, reviewing medications for safety and efficacy, and providing drug information.
Retail and E-Commerce
Retail businesses are tangible businesses that we can see in shops and establishments. Retail businesses sell various products through physical locations like a store or a chain of stores. Traditional retail stores like these work on increasing their sales through sales and marketing media like tv, newspapers and billboard ads.
The ecommerce business is the buying and selling of goods and services, or the transmitting of funds or data, over an electronic network, primarily the internet. These business transactions occur either as business-to-business, business-to-consumer, consumer-to-consumer or consumer-to-business.
Banking and Finance
Banking refers to that process in which a bank which is a commercial or government institution offers financial services that include lending money, collection of deposits, issue of currencies and debit cards, and transaction processing etc.
The majority of banks work as profit-seeking enterprises, however, a few government banks work as non-profit organizations. Central banks function as government agencies and they regulate the interest rates and circulation of money in the total economy.
Reduce the total costs of operating their assets & the safety risks of operating the assets
Improve the operating performance of their assets (reduce failure rates, increase availability, etc.)
Reduce the potential health impacts of operating the assets & legal risks associated with operating assets
minimize the environmental impact of operating the assets. Maintain and improve the reputation & Improve the regulatory performance of the organisation.