Disruptive Innovation Skunk at the Traditional Consultant Lawn Party
By GARY L. HUNT
A funny thing is happening on the way to the future for major consulting firms. They smell trouble!
Sometimes that means fresh new ideas for extracting insight from all this big data piling up using techniques like pattern, text, semantic or visual link analysis or Internet of Things (IoT) platforms that obsolete older desktop software packages in favor of integrated cloud-based data, models, analytics tools and visualization that vastly improve the user experience.
For many including some of the biggest and best known brand names in the consulting business—it still means silo behavior that fragments the business into traditional vertical practices, depends upon solo subject matter experts or dusts off a proposal template from the last project to apply to the next.
The difference between these two types of consulting firms is the first group is throwing open the doors encouraging clients and prospects to BYOD—bring your own field operating data and business pain points and use our fast, easy and user-friendly cloud solutions (no software required) to extract the insight and plan your business future.