Virtual Chief Information Officer (vCIO)
A Chief Information Officer (CIO) is fast becoming an essential C-level executive in growing businesses. The increased reliance on technology has made the effective management and planning of IT more critical than ever.
Why is a CIO Necessary?
For many small to midsize businesses, the CIO role is a shared responsibility, or the role is absent from a company altogether. Without strong leadership, these companies can find themselves at a disadvantage when fully leveraging their business technology.
A CIO should be more than an advocate for technology. A CIO designs and implements a strategy that encourages collaboration, security, and productivity while saving long-term costs. The human side of a business is typically a big part of the equation. Adoption and compliance are important components to fully realizing technology’s potential.
Having an executive align resources towards using technology as an asset can lead to a stronger ROI, yet many businesses can’t afford a full-time CIO.
Why Do I Need a vCIO?
A Virtual Chief Information Officer (vCIO) provides a budget-friendly alternative to a full-time executive hire. A vCIO integrates technology throughout a business, leading overall strategy, design, and implementation more than a consultant, technology advocate, or computer support technician.
Only an individual with years of leadership experience and exposure to multiple IT environments will be a good fit as vCIO. NCC provides vCIO services through our own executive team. They are the most senior resources at NCC and lead technology from an executive-level at companies throughout Dallas Fort-Worth.
Your New vCIO will:
- Meet with executives quarterly at times that work best for your business to assist with budgeting and strategic planning.
- Design a custom, three-year IT strategy, meeting your current and future business objectives. This plan, which considers anticipated technology changes, allows you to create a better budget that suits your IT needs.
- Lead adoption, integration, and compliance of technology across all departments.
- Direct and manage the IT department, ensuring projects meet expectations.
- Ensure that your technology and data are secure, well-managed, and aligned with industry-accepted best practices and regulatory requirements.
- Level the playing field. Outsourcing IT can help small to medium-sized organizations perform “big” by giving access to the same economies of scale, efficiency, and expertise that were formerly only accessible to large enterprises.