Why Virtual CIO Makes Business Sense
Every business deserves the same access to effective technology strategy. This means you no longer need to hire a full-time, onsite CIO, says Gerhard Conradie, Managing Director of Evolv Networks.
With tight budgets and stretched resources, strategic planning is often ignored by businesses. Add to that the mix of readily available and affordable technology solutions, ever-evolving software and applications, plus omnipresent security threats, and you have a ticking time-bomb on hand.
Chances are your “IT department” is the person who knows most about computers in the business. In-between doing his non-IT job, he is running ragged sorting out daily IT issues, with no thought given to long-term planning and processes, such as hardware and software assessments and maintenance schedules, which is what a CIO does.
What is a virtual CIO?
The virtual CIO(vCIO) oversees operational infrastructure, manages risk and ultimately integrates and streamlines business technology and processes, says Gerhard Conradie, Managing Director of Evolv Networks.
The reality is that businesses simply cannot afford to employ a full-time CIO, and that’s where the virtual CIO can give you the upper hand. The vCIO brings technical knowledge, vast experience and business acumen, a unique set of strategic skills and collective knowledge to the table.
Your virtual CIO is simply and outside consultant a company trusts to provide input as needed, in much the same way as an accountant or attorney does.
Why virtual CIO services can work for you
Every business deserves the same access to effective technology strategy. This means you no longer need to hire a full-time, onsite CIO.
Evolv Networks provides experienced virtual CIO services with packages tailor-made to requirements. The company works closely with each client to ensure its services complement and integrate seamlessly to help you increase efficacy and grow your business.