The information and communication technology (ICT) industry is changing and developing faster than almost any other sector. Business models are changing rapidly, due to the technical development of hardware and software and the increasing fusion of information and communication technology. What is useful today will be obsolete tomorrow. New business models such as software as a service (SAAS) and cloud computing are presenting major challenges for ICT companies. They offer big opportunities, but they are also associated with high levels of risk.
Companies are growing at an unprecedented rate – and disappearing from the scene just as quickly. The few highly successful companies, such as Microsoft, Apple, IBM, Cisco, Google and Facebook, obscure the fact that many companies in the ICT industry face major problems. For small and medium-sized software companies and consultancy firms in particular, the usual problems of SMEs are magnified. The organisation must correspond to the growth of the company. Companies that do not produce anything "tangible" often find it difficult to secure funding. The constant need for innovation puts pressure on their results. The personnel situation often presents an obstacle to growth.
Due to our experience in the high-growth industry of information and communication technology, we possess the appropriate expertise to support ICT companies with the following issues in all phases of the life cycle: