Technology contractors do a specific job for a specific rate of pay over time, but technology consultants go further. One way to differentiate a consultant from a contractor is that consultants offer clients advice about technologies they should have on their horizon. This article considers how you, as a consultant, can help your clients to plan for the futureand, in turn, help to make your services indispensable.
When applied appropriately, the three key technologies I discuss in this article can help your clients to reduce cost, reduce risk, and capitalize on new market opportunities. All three of these technologies are usable todayand should probably be in your clients' plans for the next 25 years.