Traditionally, our society is not technology savvy in Nepal, and many big industries still sees not much importance of IT. However, Nepal Government is getting more and more tight in IT governance. We can take billing software as an example. It is illegal to use the billing software in Nepal which is not registered with IRD.
Too many IT Problems
We have seen lots of mid sized company in Kathmandu are badly suffered when it comes to IT governance, mainly because of the lack of consultancy, which many companies has no idea and some who has, might think it’s expensive.
The IT problem is actually a knowledge/understanding problem in many organizations. What the owner think is I have hired a IT guy so he is going to do digital marketing, Oh! he will make the internet go faster with even slow internet speed. He will build a website for me. etc etc. And sometimes what happens is some guys knows a bit of all them and claims to owner that he can do everything. Things goes OK for a while and then crush begins when it comes to delivery and report, because nobody is perfect.
IT Consultant has landed and / High Performance delivered
Do you believe it ? Yes and No. Not all consultants are equal, neither do all clients. A consultant will first understand your business requirement and break down your need into working process with affordable and high performance solution, that you can never do alone even spending 10 times more cost. Why ? Becuase if you don’t have consultants you need to believe in what your vendor says, and what your friends, staff or neighbour says. They will speak in thier interests and may vary opinions but a seasoned consultant will purely speak for your business, who actually understand your spending capacity, your company needs and the vendors pitfalls or good features.
A consultant sometimes even hire another consultant who is specialist in that area. A consultant is only going to understand when another specialist consultant says like, ” Slow query is enable in your mysql server !”.. ” You need nginx with varnish to flawlessly serve 1 million user in a day !”…. ” Look your antivirus does not have spam control and it won’t protect you from ransomeware”.. ” Ops your DHCP lease are all used!! etc…etc..
Rookie Consultant Failed and a Company failed too ?
Many consultants fail to do job because they are too good in convincing but a freak ass who actually can’t do a lot in the field. A consultant should be able to atleast fully understand the purpose , workflow and administration of that software or machine who s/he is consulting. Should be able to provide immediate alternative if the system is down.
However, working culture makes difference sometimes, the problem get even worse when consultant is not regularly monitoring systems in his contract period, or when IT guys tries to fix broken system and call consultant as a last resort.