According to Merriam-Webster, a crucible is:
1 : a vessel of a very refractory material (such as porcelain) used for melting and calcining a substance that requires a high degree of heat
2 : a severe test
3 : a place or situation in which concentrated forces interact to cause or influence change or development
Crucible IT Consulting, or CIC, takes its name from the second and third meanings. We severely test our clients' security and interact with them to cause or influence change or development (basically, consulting).
A stylised crucible could be used in the logo, but this is not required or even preferred over other imagery that conveys the values and impressions we wish to project. These include reliability, professionalism, confidentiality and efficiency as much as cutting-edge technology knowledge and skills. Some degree of "cyber" and "tech" association should also be apparent at first glance.
Ideally, the logo should come in two variants, one featuring only the letters "CIC" and one with the addition of the full name. The logo will be the base of further corporate design work, including a design guide, web design, business cards and more; provisions for this are a plus and if we are happy with your work further commissions are likely.