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Technology can become even more important as a business grows and matures. When you leverage the expertise of a virtual Chief Information Officer, or vCIO, their focus is entirely on your IT, and it can be a game changer for businesses without an IT department, those in need of IT support or a company that needs someone to handle and manage their internal IT.

Technology can become even more important as a business grows and matures. When you leverage the expertise of a virtual Chief Information Officer, or vCIO, their focus is entirely on your IT, and it can be a game changer for businesses without an IT department, those in need of IT governance or a company that needs someone to handle and manage their internal IT.

What is a vCIO?

A vCIO (Virtual Chief Information Officer) is defined as someone who provides consultation for your technology strategy as a third-party, as opposed to having the expense of an in-house CIO. Their role is to evaluate your IT infrastructure, providing recommendations, policy and procedures to ensure that your organization is aligned with government and regulatory standards and that your operational environment is healthy and running smoothly.

What does a vCIO do?

Besides having an extensive technical knowledge and being on top of the latest industry trends, a vCIO should also have a sound knowledge of business management so they can understand your business goals and turn them into a strategic plan that aligns with your unique needs. They will help drive your business forward by:

  • Performing a network assessment
  • Planning the IT budget
  • Formulating IT goals
  • Analyzing and improving business processes
  • Facilitating changes in technology
  • Cyber security advisement
  • Developing disaster recovery plans
  • Ensuring regulatory compliance
  • Supporting strategic vendor relationships

Does your company need a vCIO?

CIOs perform many important duties for a company, but many companies can’t afford to have one on staff full time. For companies in this situation, a vCIO is a good solution. This means you’ll have access to expert IT services, minus the expense of having to hire, which would eat up costs in hiring and training.

Or, maybe as a CEO or business leader you are finding that the role of IT manager has been increasingly falling in your lap. A vCIO can take this responsibility off of your plate, giving you time to do what you do best.

Our vCIO services team can provide you with expert guidance, support and technology to give your business the fuel it needs to start meeting and exceeding goals. Let’s start a discussion!