IT Consulting Services, Toronto & GTA
Advising SMBs on how best to use information technology to achieve their goals
The Information Technology Consulting we provide to Small and Medium Sized Businesses
Our Team of Technical Consultants will guide your SMB through the following stages of Information Technology
Helping you come up with a game plan to incorporate new technologies, wind down older ones or define an overall corporate approach to information technology. Often represents the first stage of an IT undertaking.
Once a strategy has been put in place, we review systems and processes in effort to develop a working model which enables the new technology process. Sort of like a blueprint but for information technology.
As soon as the architectural plan gets drawn up, we develop a plan for setting it up, taking into consideration factors such as downtime, duration and other customer requirements. Ensuring accurate execution.
Protecting systems and data are an important consideration of any IT related project or a project unto itself. 1CS security consultating focuses on risk, security and compliance responsibilities.
The systems integration component examines how various computing systems and software applications might communicate with one another resulting in systems that work as a cohesive unit instead of in isolation.
Data analytics is a new sub-disipline of IT Consulting that focuses on approaches and tools for converting enormous amounts of data into useful information to aid decision-making. Get the most out of your data.
The practice of navigating SMBs through the process of acquiring, activating, using, supporting and retirement of software applications. Guiding your selection and use of software to ensure beneficial outcomes.
ERP consulting provides information which aids your SMB in the selection, design, implementation and maintenance of ERP systems and their individual compontants. Redesign your business processes.
We are an IT Consulting Company specializing in business technology for small and medium sized business in Toronto, GTA and Mississauga
vCIO Services. Virtual Chief Information Officer.
Your On-Call IT Consultant
Talk things through before taking action to ensure an optimal outcome. Bounce your technology questions, concerns and ideas off your 1CS assigned Technology Consultant.
Cost-effective vCIO Outsourcing for SMBs
Business Technology we commonly consult on
Microsoft 365 Consulting
Cyber Security Consulting
With 1CS as your IT Partner, you can access Technology Consultants who specialize in technology commonly used by SMBs
Empower us to show you the way!
Planning. Implementation. Management.
General IT Consultancy Industry Information
What is IT Consulting?
IT Consulting is the application of computers, telecommunications equipment and various information distribution technologies such as television, to store, retrieve, transmit and manipulate data, often in the context of a business or other enterprise. It is the primary component of IT services and often the first stage of an IT proposition.
Who are IT Consultants?
IT Consultants have first hand working knowledge of information technology systems usually developed through some sort of schooling in combination with real world experience. Schooling on it’s own is not enough to proclaim oneself as an IT Consultant. Extensive real world experience is required. IT Consultants often start out as technician or support desk associate. After climbing the ranks they become an IT Consultant. 1CS IT Consultants focus on technology suitably appropriate for small and medium sized businesses.
How IT Consulting works
An IT Consultancy Firm such as 1CS advises business and institutions on how to use information technology in order to meet objectives or overcome problems. They work to improve the structure and efficiency of IT systems and act as a vCIO. Services are not restricted to advising but also carrying out the necessary and required tasks to implement informarion technology.
IT Consultants often provide service by way of bering an independant contractor. Usually invoicing their clients for services rather than being an employee on payroll. However, it can work both ways. Larger enterprise level companies commonly employ IT Consultants, whereas small and medium sizes companies often outsource IT Services, possibly through a Managed IT arrangement.
IT Consulting Definitions
Technical Consulting Firms like 1CS are often referred to by the general public as IT an Consulting Company, IT Manager, Information Technology Consultant, Tech Consultant, IT Service Provider or MSP (Managed IT Service Provider). These terms are used broadly without clear cut deferences between them. Tech companies in Toronto, and the surrounding GTA are often divided between Break-Fix IT Support Companies and Managed Service Providers. The difference between them is that Break-Fix IT Support implies that when technology stops working, it is addressed. The term Managed refers to an ongoing activity carried out on a proactive basis.
There are not many IT Consulting Companies in Canada who offer the broad range of mission critical IT Solutions that we do. We consult on just about anything a small or medium sized business would want or need in terms of information technology. To be more specific, our business technology consulting services include computer consulting, network consulting, Office 365 Consulting, SharePoint Consulting, VM Consulting, IT system design, email management, cabling consulting, server consulting, cloud consulting, cyber security consulting, website consulting, artificial intelligence, IT procurement consulting, project management consulting and Strategic IT Consulting.