I was recently approached by someone who was looking for advice on how to move vocation and start a career as a business analyst (BA). The BA role is an exciting, challenging and in demand, and is a great career path to consider.
As an IT consultancy and training provider we have always had a strong focus on IT skill development, both for our own team members and also for our clients. Each year we deal with hundreds of IT professionals and we regularly get asked for ideas on how to keep IT skills relevant. This is a great question in a world where technology skills can quickly become outdated. So in this article I suggest a number of ideas to help you be relevant and accelerate your career as an IT professional in a digital world.
Every year we have many hundreds of IT professionals attend public and in-house training with Equinox IT. One of the most common questions that people want to know when looking at training is ‘how much does IT training cost in New Zealand?’. This is an important question for any organisation thinking about training their people and getting value from that training. The answer depends on a number of factors, and these factors along with ballpark costs are outlined in this article.
From time to time we are asked “how much do IT consulting services cost in New Zealand?”
The answer depends on a number of factors including:
- The nature of the problem
- The skills and expertise required by the consultant(s)
- The effort required to complete the work and the length of the engagement
- The number of consultants needed to perform the engagement
- The individual or company that is providing the service.
As an Equinox IT team member it was rewarding to watch the way that our team responded to the severe flooding that caused havoc in Wellington, New Zealand in May of this year. As it became clear that team members who lived in the Hutt Valley and North of Porirua might struggle to get home, or needed to take action to pick up children, the team came together to overcome this problem. People who needed to were encouraged to leave early to take care of their personal circumstances and offers flowed in for alternative accommodation from those team members who lived in unaffected locations. At Equinox IT we do live by our core values, and this was yet another exceptional example of that.