We all want our technology to work and function efficiently for the future of our businesses, but that takes expertise and long-term planning. One solution is hiring a chief information officer (CIO) who understands everything your business demands. You need someone whose goal it is to help you achieve your business objectives with the best technology you can get.
Having someone who understands IT strategy and can help your organization accomplish its technical objectives probably sounds like a pretty significant advantage. However, there is a downside to having a day-to-day CIO. That drawback is that you’ll have to go through the time-consuming hiring process, pay that employee’s salary, their benefits, and manage them.
For some businesses, the advantages outweigh the disadvantages, so they can afford to hire a full-time staff member. But what about the companies that can’t afford to hire a permanent CIO? Is there a way to get the benefits of a CIO while also avoiding the drawbacks? Fortunately, there is a way, and that way is by partnering with an IT consulting firm like Stability Networks.
At Stability Networks, we offer virtual CIO services. A virtual chief information officer (vCIO) performs the same duties as a traditional CIO, but he or she is hired on an as-needed basis. With our vCIO services, you’ll have access to an IT expert who will oversee your IT needs. Your vCIO will meet with you regularly to review systems, practices, compliance, budgets, and business goals.