Alleron Expert Group was founded with one goal in mind – to fix the broken world of technology consulting. Our founders spent many years as corporate customers of consultants and as executives in consulting firms. During that time, we found three fundamental problems:
The first is the conflict of interest. The consulting firms’ goal is to maximize profit. To do so, they will always try to bill at the highest rate, but hire the cheapest talent. What the customer often doesn’t know, is that the consultant setting up his critical systems has near zero experience. Fresh out of college or having been laid off, these cost effective consultants are often taught to paint by numbers, with little understanding of the underlying technology. Like building a house, the design mistakes often take time to manifest, but when the cracks appear they are often debilitating.
The second issue is the vendor centric approach. Even if your consultants are claiming to be vendor agnostic, that simply isn’t possible. To control costs, their staff is only trained in one solution, such as one type of Storage Area Network, one type of virtualization platform, etc. The conversation will always steer to the solution they know. Scarier yet, is the consultant that will say yes to anything to get the business. We were recently contacted by a client whose consultants attempted to upgrade their Juniper firewalls. Turns out, they had no experience with Juniper, but were worried about losing the account to another consulting firm. Needless to say, we had our hands full repairing the damage.
Of course, your technology investment should be more than table stakes. Most consulting firms can upgrade your email system, but cant quantify the business case behind doing so. Because our firm employs MBAs, Masters of Computer Science, and even Masters of Finance experts, we are able to design technology solutions that are more than sunk costs. They have a clearly defined business goal acceleration strategies, with a measureable Return on Investment, even if you know nothing about IT. When appropriate, we offer formal business case analysis, which includes financial, risk, and change management components.
Like Special Forces, our consultants are the best in their fields. All have extensive technical expertise, many references, and even published case studies. Small in headcount, we employ only the top one percent of technologists. Though rarely the cheapest, AEG has a reputation for the right architecture solution, delivered quickly, and error free. We stand behind our work with an industry leading warranty of a full refund, that has yet to be claimed.
Call us and experience the difference for yourself.