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consultant

a. a senior physician, esp a specialist, who is asked to confirm a diagnosis or treatment or to provide an opinion
b. a physician or surgeon holding the highest appointment in a particular branch of medicine or surgery in a hospital

Consultant

A specialist who is consulted on building design and engineering; restoration and preservation specialists are types of consultants.

consultant

An individual or organization engaged by the owner or the architect to render professional consulting services complementing or supplementing the architect’s services.

consultant

(job)
A person who facilitates organisational change and/or provides subject matter expertise on technical, functional and business topics during development or implementation. Consultants perform business requirements analysis, recommends selection of packaged software, develop proposals for consulting services and manage implementation projects at client sites. They provides expert knowledge of products such as SAP R/3, PeopleSoft, HRMS/Financials, and SmartStream.

consultant

An individual who acts as an advisor to users or to the technical staff. Consultants are available from third-party organizations for all aspects of the computer industry, including electronic circuit design, information systems analysis and software development. In a business environment, consultants may be used to create the functional specifications from which vendors can respond. The title of consultant is also given to internal specialists. See job descriptions and salary survey.
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Working across a broad spectrum of technologies, including mainframe, mid-range and client/server platforms, approximately 1,900 people in Compuware's Professional Services Division offer business systems analysis, design, programming and implementation as well as software conversion and systems planning and consulting.
The IT group is expected to continue growing, hiring professionals with experience in software applications development, project management, business systems analysis, infrastructure design, architecture and quality management.
He also is a summa cum laude graduate of Harding University, from which he received a bachelor's degree in business systems analysis.
Bruce Plannette, Emergency's Director of Quality Performance and Business Systems Analysis oversaw the accreditation process.

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