Problems presented by the client
The problem that is presented by the client is genuine. With the developments of communication networks, there are now many organizations that provide wireless networks to the clients and to other organizations. The issue of determining the signal strength of the wireless networks is a genuine concern. It is true that the competition is becoming tight in this field of computer communications (Clemons, & Row, 2003). There is a need for further innovations in the field so that there is competitive advantage in the side of the client. The client will have to look for other ways of making business because other organizations will start providing the service. In addition, this service could be offered by network service providers themselves leaving the client company an empty shell. There should be innovations in the field. The client could come up with other services that are required by the client. They could start a service where they will assess and analyze the network to look for intruders who could bring havoc to the company network. This is a crucial service that could be started and will be liked by clients (Kim, & Solomon, 2010).
The problems that are stated by the client can be re-presented as opportunities. This is by introducing new innovations and technologies in the company. This will help to improve the revenue of the company. There will be the need to have other services that are provided by the company. This is a perfect way to introduce these services. This is an opportunity to grab. This is another opportunity that the client will be required to learn of the new problems that are encountered by clients. This way, they will get to understand how to solve these problems. This is a perfect chance to solve the issues (Bakos, & Brynjolfsson, 2003).
The objectives of the client include the following:
There are problems that might occur in the process of reconciling the objectives that I have as a consulting agency and those of the client. One of the problems is that of conflicting interests. The client might not be willing to offer other services. The client might want to continue offering the services that they have been offering right at the moment. Advising the client to shift to offer new services might be a hard task which will be turned down by the client.
Another objective is that of change of the expertise. My suggestion might require that the current human resource will have to be changed and new staff hired because of the new technology that will be used. This might not work well with the client. This is something that will have to be talked in detail with the client. Another challenge is that additional capital might be required. This is in the case where the new ideas will require additional capital which had not been budgeted for by the company. This will mean that capital be bumped into the new service that has been suggested.
Bakos, Y., & Brynjolfsson, E. (2003). Information technology, incentives, and the optimal number of suppliers. Journal of Management Information Systems , 10 (2), 37-53.
Clemons, E. K., & Row, M. (2003). Limits to interfirm coordination through information technology: Results of a field study in consumer packaged goods distribution. Journal of Management Information Systems , 10 (1), 73-95.
Kim, D., & Solomon, M. (2010). Fundamentals of information systems security. Texas: Jones & Bartlett Learning.