Shared - Virtual CIO
The objective is to make the top critical CIO role affordable for Small Medium Businesses globally. Chief Information Officer (CIO) is responsible for building right IT strategy and roadmap for the company, by aligning IT with business to achieve business goals.
Based on the study, most of the small organizations spend more time and money in trying to figure out right technologies for the business. Also it becomes difficult to hire CIO, due to many different reasons, like;
- Experience CIO willing to join startup’s or SMB
- Affordability of the role due to cost and requirement
So SMB organizations usually compromise and try manage with what they have, and sometimes it's more costly because of duplication of efforts across the functions or incremental spends due to un-planned, or without strategy / plan. As most successful businesses would vouch for technology as their key success factor and the owners of these businesses would definitely agree that they leave technology to the experts.
Idea of launching shared CIO services is to make it affordable to the Small Medium Business. We provide Virtual / shared CIO services for the organizations.
Who can utilize Shared CIO services?
- If you are small company or startup any industry, want to differentiate your business with by using technology. For that looking for someone to share your business goal to get the understanding of IT requirements.
- Want to get the IT Roadmap or strategy built by industry veterans and experts but don’t see a need to hire one as full-time.
- Improve your existing IT to support your business goals, but can’t afford (money & work availability) to hire senior IT leader as full-time.
- Till you hire the right IT leader for your organization you need someone to support or take care for your IT team / function.
- Want someone to build IT cloud strategy or roadmap as per for your organization’s requirement.
- Struggling with the IT spend in the organization and want to “Do more with less” kind of strategy or roadmap.
What services can you expect from Virtual / Shared CIO ?
Here are the common services you expect from your shared CIO services program, though it will be personalized as per your requirements.
- Automation strategy for specific functional requirements of your business.
- Building IT infrastructure architecture to support your business specific software’s and tools, by converging all IT like Server, Storage and Network components for improved performance and security.
- Building mobility strategy to improve employee productivity without compromising on security or without the fear of losing you Intellectual Property.
- For startup build an IT strategy and roadmap with the flexibility to implement in phases with losing money to support growth of the organization.
- For startups need help with deciding on what kind of hardware or software’s to use without spending a lot of capital but still getting the best performance and productivity.
- Improving organization’s speed of processing information to make it available on time for leadership and management teams for taking informed and timely decision.
- For startup getting un-biased planed for using cloud technologies available in the industry to minimize upfront cost, as cash is king for startups or SMB.
- IT vendor management to get the best value for you investment on IT for SMB and Large enterprises.
- Building right and effective IT team, and time-to-time align IT with the business needs.
- Interviewing and hiring right IT team member’s without learning technology to select right technical or specialized staff.
- Continuous overseeing while building the IT teams or organizations without hiring full-time senior IT leaders.
- And many more….