Your Technology Leader
Every business needs a technology leader to guide, advise, and strategize the future of the business. We have helped businesses get bigger, leaner, and more productive. A virtual Chief Information Officer (vCIO) balances technology and business priorities.
A function of vCIO is to have a complete mastery of business use of technology. This goes beyond the basics including industry trends, business applications, and compliance requirements. This implies a virtual CIO needs to understand what the client does, how they do it, and what their technology does for them.
Responsibilities of a vCIO
Life cycle budgeting is a critical function. Budgeting for the short and long-term gives insight into planned expenses. Business owners prefer planned expenses when appropriate. It is the responsibility of a vCIO to plan life cycle budgeting 1-3 years in advance. Life cycle budgeting requires reinforcement year after year to the decision maker, along with scheduled annual reminders for hardware, software, or services and the need for replacement.
When a business contemplates new technology, the vCIO becomes a liaison. A successful project must consider expenses, infrastructure requirements, downtime, and scope of work. The need to see value early in the decision-making process prevents unforeseen issues.