With the advent of computers and advanced technology beyond the knowledge and comprehension of the general public and most senior managers of companies in most industries the need for consultants and people well versed and educated in the capabilities of computers and advanced applications has become of paramount importance to the success and ability for many companies to compete in their industries. The people in these positions have become known as technology consultants and have become the new breed of hired gun, being brought in to guide companies and their management in the latest and greatest in technological applications which can help their companies perform at their optimal level of efficiency, while employing the most economical means possible.
Simply keeping up with the rapid paced advancements in the fields of computers and technology is a full-time job with changes in physical equipment and applications occurring on a continual basis. The largest of companies can afford and make use of a full department or division of IT or computer professionals that work exclusively for the company, and they are charged with keeping the company current with the developments in technology that will benefit the company. Smaller companies cannot afford the financial commitment needed to employ a full department of technology professionals but still have the need to be current in technology, which is why they contract with outside firms which provide the expertise and manpower for these companies as needed. To fulfill this need companies such as “whytechhow” that provide these services have evolved. These companies are dedicated to the success in assisting their clients in becoming nimble in adopting and implementing the technology that they need to successfully compete and grow in the future. The field is understandably growing and not too surprisingly many of the most successful of the people employed in this field are self-taught and an advanced degree is not necessarily a requirement for employment in sector.