Information Technology decisions can result in large-scale capital expenditures, IT staffing and recruitment, software purchases and hardware costs. Operational costs must also be considered, as the scope of IT implementations reach to all areas and levels of the organization. With all this at stake, making well-informed IT decisions can be the difference between calm and chaos. Could a Virtual CIO help?
Our Virtual CIO (or vCIO) staff have progressed through all levels of the information technology industry, including technical work, IT administration, the IT budgeting process, and technology management. They have executive-level and board-room experience, and understand how to professionally manage the IT decision making landscape. Our vCIOs have the ability to see the big-picture, long-term perspective on your company’s objectives, and understand how IT blends with those objectives.
vCIO duties include development of strategic IT goals, IT budget planning, business process analysis and re-engineering, disaster recovery and business continuity planning, and facilitating technology changes. While our vCIO can assist customers in maintaining their IT infrastructure, they can also provide more-forward looking services. Our vCIOs have current knowledge of technology trends that are likely to impact your business, can work with customers to plan a technology road-map, and help identify opportunities to implement new technology tools. In cases where our clients lack an internal IT department or have limited IT staff, clients have granted wider decision-making authority and technology deployment responsibilities to our vCIOs, effectively moving many time-consuming duties off their desks so that they may focus on their core business.
Compass Consulting’s vCIO services may be just the thing you need to arrive at that next major destination on your company’s technology road-map. Give us a call! We’d like to discuss your plans with you.