"Consulting Services - Project Staffing"Most “IT Services” companies are little more that body shops with limited abilities and very little to offer beyond a few resumes they pull off the internet. Howard Systems has worked long and hard to position our company ahead of the pack. We’ve been a major force in staff augmentation for more than three decades and we do it exceedingly well. But we’ve bridged the gap between staffing and true consulting services through a unique combination of expertise and processes that enables us to help guide our clients through key choices and decisions that effect their IT organization and often their entire company. When goals & objectives, scope of work and responsibilities can be defined HSI is able to easily move beyond our staffing roots into the IT solutions arena.
Project Staffing: Some clients feel more comfortable in retaining management responsibility for their IT projects but use an IT services firm to source the majority of their team. HSI’s recruiting team allows the client to focus on management by taking the staffing task off their hands. Our recruiting and screening processes ensure the right resources with the right skills join the project team seamlessly and at the right time.
For years The Gartner Group and other high visibility Icons of Information Technology have undertaken surveys and studies that support the conclusion that over seventy (70) percent of all IT projects fail to meet stated objectives for time to market or estimated costs, fail to deliver the promised functionality, or both. Many mission critical projects end up in the scrap heap before producing any valid results. HSI is one of the few IT Services firms able to say without exception that when we’ve taken responsibility for an IT project we’ve never been a party to any such debacle. We take our responsibility as a consulting partner very seriously.
I value the role that Howard Systems has played at Cinergy over the past 18 months. As you know, this has been a time of heavy transition, business process re-engineering and organizational change following our merger. I appreciate the responsiveness and quality of resources you have provided
-Art Davidson--Manager, Information Technology, Cinergy