A Chartered ICT Consultant (CIC) is an IT professional who deals with individual clients, or client firms, as an independent contractor rather than as an employee. Consultants are often engaged to analyze user needs and develop system specifications. Additionally, a CIC may also extend his services to designing and implementing systems based on such specifications and providing ICT training for those who are involved.
The term “IT” (Information Technology) is commonly used to define the application of appropriate technologies to the organization, manipulation and distribution of information. However, the term “ICT” (Information & Communication Technology) is becoming popular since it is more versatile and correctly recognizes “telecommunication” as one of the most important component of information technology.