Virtual CIO

In an age of digital transformation, high growth, and rigorous competition, many job roles are being virtualized. This new way of work is gaining traction as a cost-effective way to provide smaller companies with the senior experience and expertise of an executive role, including CEO, CTO, or CIO.

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What is a vCIO?

A virtual CIO (vCIO) is a dedicated resource who serves as a Chief Information Officer on a flexible basis. Their primary role is to formulate strategic IT goals for your company. This cutting-edge service manages an IT strategy and budget to meet your specific goals. Most vCIOs are hired through a reputable IT consulting service firm. Let Tek Advisors serve as your consultation resource today!

Why You Need a Virtual CIO

Regardless of what services your business provides, you use technology to run it. Technology is the backbone of your business—without it, you would fail. Whether it's remote collaboration, processing payments, scheduling appointments, payroll, creating and managing content, or even sending a simple email—your technology is essential.

At Tek Advisors, we’re certain your business can benefit from the strategic expertise of a vCIO. This could range from a one-time project to a few hours each month—on an ongoing basis—to help keep your business ahead of the curve.

Using a Virtual CIO For Strategic Advantage

Technology is complex—and it changes fast. Most companies have a hard time keeping up with their core business challenges, let alone managing their technology properly. Today, even small IT teams are often overwhelmed simply trying to keep internal systems and operations up and running, let alone do any strategic planning. Many companies are stuck in a rut, continuing to maintain outdated technology hindering performance. The ultimate goal, of course, is to leverage technology to increase revenue and decrease expenses. But if you’re not using the right technology to help you reach those goals, there’s a good chance a big chunk of your budget is going down the drain. Your business might have a stellar in-house IT team that is terrific at keeping your infrastructure up and running, but it often takes third-party IT consultants to bring a fresh perspective. An objective perspective situates you in a much better place to identify process oversights and provide recommendations about improving or replacing legacy systems and practices. Many people ask, "What are ‘Managed IT Services?" In short, these are cost-effective ways to lower costs while gaining access to expertise and technology many can't afford to provide in-house. This can include access to vCIO services. Managed IT Service Providers frequently offer vCIO services as part of their portfolio, so it’s worthwhile to shop around to find the best fit for your company.

How can a virtual CIO provide value?

⦁ Set strategic priorities, key initiatives, and identify ROI
⦁ Provide methods and processes to drive change
⦁ Offer input on regulatory and compliance matters
⦁ Evaluate current team skills and alignment
⦁ Manage your day to day technology direction
⦁ Support strategic vendor relationships

How can vCIO save my business money? 
⦁ You save the cost of hiring and retaining hard-to-find, expensive talent
⦁ You can optimize the costs of your current IT environment
⦁ vCIO keeps your business secure

⦁ Most SMBs wildly underestimate the cost of a data breach

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Your servers are old, replace them?  Your email is outdated, move to the cloud? Your licenses expired; renew it?  Our vCIO becomes your goto person. We are your trusted advisor!

Is your technology struggling to keep up with your business needs and the competition? Are you feeling like by the time you’ve figured out what technology you need, something new has come on the market, making it outdated or obsolete?

That’s the case for many small and mid-sized business that don’t have a dedicated chief information officer (CIO) to oversee their technology. The problem is, many companies can’t afford to hire such a position.  That is how we can help with our vCIO!

The right vCIO will do more than address your technology needs today; he or she will sit down with you to talk about where you want your business to be in the next year, five years and beyond. Then, together you can plan and strategize what role technology can play in helping you get there. A dedicated vCIO will bring clarity and help you focus on your business needs first, offering a balance between the technology you want (the latest gadget or gizmo) and the technology you actually need.

An effective vCIO will be the critical thinker behind how technology aligns with your business strategy and focus on your needs.

Just as your company may invest in its employees by providing continuing education, so too should your Managed IT provider. Because technology is a rapidly expanding industry, you’ll want to ask how your provider ensures that its vCIOs, service technicians and support staff keep up with emerging trends, innovations and the latest security threats.

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