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Information Technology Consultants

History

In the early days of the computer, technology consulting was considered a small subsector of management consulting. But the massive growth of technology, fueled by the emergence of the personal computer in the 1980s and the Internet in the 1990s, has created strong demand for information technology consultants. Today, IT consulting has grown into a separate specialty (although many management consulting firms also have their own IT consulting practices). In fact, the U.S. IT consulting sector had revenues of $481 billion in 2020, according to IBISWorld, up from $387 billion in 2016. This was nearly double the amount earned by the management consulting sector. With new technology being developed at a breakneck pace, IT consultants will play a strong advisory role in the public and private sectors for decades to come. 

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