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The Role of the vCIO

Posted on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM by Steve Martel
Category: Managed Services & Outsourcing



Many small and mid-sized organizations find it difficult to justify having a Chief Information Officer (CIO) on staff to plan, budget and manage their IT initiatives. A Virtual CIO is a business expert who understands how to strategically apply technology to support the organization and focus on business and IT alignment.

The role of the vCIO is designed to take the pressure off the leadership team by providing your organization with just the right amount of ongoing strategic IT guidance

Organizations that engage in vCIO services see the following benefits:

  1. Improved visibility and control over technology investments and expenditures
  2. A more stable IT infrastructure
  3. IT initiatives that are aligned with business goals
  4. Improved Security Posture
  5. IT Roadmap

Beyond their critical planning and budgeting role, CIOs also assume ownership for the organization’s IT function. They implement best practices for IT governance and put in place established processes for managing and supporting IT networks, systems, devices, and users.

Typically, this is not a full-time resource, vCIOs stay closely connected to the executive leadership team so that they are aware of the business initiatives of the organization. vCIOs collaborate with your team members, attend executive meetings, create budget planning and reviews and create strategic IT plans.

If you feel as though your organization needs the help of a vCIO, then it’s time for a business conversation with our experts.