What is a vCIO?
vCIO stands for “Virtual Chief Information Officer”. With a vCIO, you have access to the knowledge and expertise of a CIO without the expense of doing an executive hire.
Beyond the cost savings of a full-time executive, access to a vCIO provides your organization with a high-level technology expert with extensive business management experience. A vCIO will provide you with insight into how to implement the right technology, at the right time, so you can scale your business.
Who needs a vCIO, and Why?
With the rapid evolution of technology in the current generation marketplace, organizations are looking to leverage technology to gain a decisive edge. To increase revenue and decrease expenses, you need a vCIO.
Here’s a look at why companies are looking for a vCIO:
- To analyze your IT environment -
For many businesses, an overall assessment of the work environment, from the hardware and software to the infrastructure and business processes, reveals a series of opportunities to improve the company’s systems and stay aligned with best practice and security standards. We do this as part of all our services. It’s our responsibility as your vCIO to perform an annual assessment with the rest of your technology team.
- To use technology strategically -
Understanding which technologies will help your business accomplish its goals allows you to create an architechture that aligns with your company’s unique needs and vision. This requires a strategic look at all of your technology and, oftentimes, a deep technical understanding of how your stack works.
- To increase client and employee value -
As your vCIO, it’s our mandate to help you identify ways to use your information systems to increase stakeholder value. As an example, a well-implemented cloud hosting solution can deliver additional value to your clients while reducing downtime. Both your clients and stakeholders benefit through increased satisfaction and service delivery.
- To see what’s coming around the corner -
Knowing industry trends and what’s around the corner is an essential vCIO duty. Knowing what’s next and being able to analyze the impact these changes could have helps your company to invest in the right technology at the right time. This helps you to achieve a competitive edge in the digital arms race.
Can My Business Afford a vCIO?
We can tailor an arrangement that will deliver maximum value without the costly outlay of a full-time executive hire. Contact us today and speak with a strategic advisor!