Mistakes are made on a daily basis when running a business, whether you like to admit it or not. Making mistakes in the IT field can be costly and sometimes will even put you out of business. Keeping up with today’s technological advances is just one of those many challenges. Many resources are needed to stay ahead of the technology curve. We know there is no way you can afford a full-time CIO to provide the advice you need in the Information Technology space. You can’t make informed technology decisions, let alone use technology to drive your business into the 21st century. Others rely on technology sales staff to provide them with direction, leaving them at the mercy of that month’s promotions. None of these solutions allows you to realize the full potential of technology in your work environment. Luckily, you do not have to bring in a full-time CIO to get access to a high-level technologist in your SMB. Instead, consider leveraging the services of an outsourced CIO, or virtual CIO. A vCIO will provide all the advice and services that you need for your business at a much lower cost. Our virtual CIO services cover all of the following below. Domain’s vCIO services are a key differentiator in how we provide our clients IT support. If you are paying for an outsourced CIO, make sure you are getting someone with good experience, depth of IT knowledge and a solid understanding of your company.
What is a vCIO?
The virtual Chief Information Officer will provide technology vision and leadership in the development and implementation of the affiliate-wide information technology program. The vCIO will lead the Client organization in planning and implementing enterprise information systems to support both distributed and centralized business operations and achieve more effective and cost beneficial enterprise-wide IT operations. Provides strategic and tactical planning, development, evaluation, and coordination of the information and technology systems for the client network. Facilitates communication between staff, management, vendors, and other technology resources within the client organization. Oversees the back office computer operations of the client information system, including local area networks and wide-area networks. Responsible for the management of multiple information and communications systems and projects, including voice, data, imaging, and office automation. Oversees the designs, implements, and evaluates the systems that support end users in the productive use of computer hardware and software. Oversees cybersecurity and regulatory compliance initiatives, including vendor management and professional services as needed. Establishing and leading of an IT Steering Committee. Create IT Department structure based on best practices. Assess skill set of current staff and suggest wage adjustments.