Why employ an interim or virtual CIO?
Our interim CIOs have the skills and experience in specific technology solutions and industries that mean you can rely on them to get that critical project delivered on time and to budget.
A virtual CIO can play a longer-term role, acting as an impartial strategic advisor and interface between your IT team and the rest of the business and its shareholders, providing the technical expertise, coupled with business acumen, to ensure that your IT systems are fully aligned with your vision, goals and longer-term strategy.
Our virtual IT Strategy and CIO service will ensure that you realise the business benefits you need from your current or future technology systems investments. They focus on the strategies and guide you on tactical decisions, while your in-house teams can concentrate on operational performance.
A Gartner survey of CIOs listed the top technology priorities they have to deal with. These included:
- Cloud computing
- Mobile technologies
- IT management
- Business intelligence
- Voice and data communications
- Enterprise applications
- Collaboration technologies
- Web 2.0.
Are you confident that you have the skills and experience in-house to tackle these?
A KPMG report showed that a significant majority of the companies surveyed did rely on their in-house IT teams to plan and implement the migration to the cloud, but found that they did not have the right skills to undertake the move. And, not surprisingly, they ended up paying more than they expected and facing problems they hadn’t anticipated.
Any organisation which does not include a CIO at board-level, risks the consequences of a disconnect between what the business requires and what its IT function is capable of delivering.
So, think about it. Are you're fully equipped to make long-term strategic decisions in this fast-changing landscape? Or will you find yourselves spending more and getting less than you expected?
Your first step to finding an interim or virtual CIO
Our CIOs have many years’ experience working with companies in every sector, providing strategic advice and leading crucial IT projects that are essential to clients’ business success, including:
- Business maturity and service readiness
- Ensuring business-led technology adoption
- Expert troubleshooting and support
- IT Communication Program (communication planning and delivery to stakeholders)
- IT Department assessment and restructuring, recruitment, staff training, mentoring and coaching
- IT Service Design and Delivery (Infrastructure, Development and Servicedesk services)
- Platform and systems selection, road mapping, lifecycle design and management
- Risk assessment and management
Don’t let your suppliers and service providers dictate your IT strategy, where you invest a significant amount of your budget.
Contact us today to find out how one of our specialist CIOs can help you ensure that your IT delivers the technical capabilities that the business requires.