This industry is centred around how technology can be used to help companies reach their business objectives. These business objectives usually revolve around accelerating growth, reducing risks, making business operations more efficient and/or developing talent within a company. Given that there is so much information out there, it is your job in this industry to help use this information to reach the business objectives.
As we develop more and more technology as a society, we also gather more information. Technology has become increasingly important to how businesses function and make decisions. This leads to more and more specialized consulting firms to help with these decisions. Typical consulting areas in this field include; disaster recovery planning, security, risk analysis, IT infrastructure planning and sometimes software development. In this industry, you will likely be part of a team working for a technology consulting firm that would be hired by a business to implement new strategies.
Given the nature of this industry, having great technical and communication skills are vital to being successful. It is also important to have business knowledge and awareness to be able to understand how implementing strategies and data can impact a business. Lastly, it is helpful to have great management skills, specifically if you are working on the project management side of this industry.