Companies look to IT investment to build future competitiveness

One important measure of how the economy is performing in practice is how many consulting and IT projects are starting now and in the next few months.

Recently the Management Consultancies Association reported that the UK consulting industry returned to growth in 2010, with private sector fee income increasing by 10 per cent – the fastest rate of growth since 2007. That trend seems to be strengthening in 2011.

Now INCo, whose remit is to find IT and Consulting sales opportunities for clients in the UK report that those growth trends are continuing.

“It is a long time since the markets have been so active. Companies are anxious to implement and upgrade computer systems to ensure that their businesses are able to cope with the expected increase in orders and production. Even manufacturing which has been in the doldrums for some time is now seeing a wave of new business,” said INCo director, Ian Muir.

INCo sales staff are in continuous contact with the market on behalf of their IT and consulting clients, sourcing potential sales opportunities across the UK

“Companies who are not in tune with the current market could well be missing out on sales opportunities,” Ian Muir added.