You’ve probably seen the acronym somewhere before – you may even know what it stands for – but do you know what a vCIO actually is?
Let’s find out.
Staffing your business with the right technology leadership is vital but costly. Many small and medium-sized businesses often find it difficult to justify the huge amount of time, effort, and money needed to find the right candidate to oversee the success of their IT infrastructure – especially when that infrastructure isn’t particularly large.
However, just because a business’s network doesn’t operate on an enterprise-scale doesn’t make the quality of its tech management any less important. It’s a classic catch-22; Great IT leadership is necessary for businesses of all sizes, but businesses of all sizes can’t always afford great IT leadership.
And that’s where a vCIO comes in.
A vCIO, or a Virtual Chief Information Officer, provides businesses access to the knowledge, guidance, and skills of a senior-level expert without the challenges of hiring a full-time executive. A best-of-both-worlds solution, a vCIO works closely with a business’s executive team to ensure the operations of their technology ecosystem aligns with their overall business goals – but as a service, not as an employee.
VCIOs, then, help businesses sidestep systemic barriers to top-of-the-line, strategic tech expertise.
What Does a vCIO Do?
A vCIO is a partner for your success. In addition to budget-friendly leadership, vCIOs also provide:
- Technology Administration
- Cybersecurity Support
- Customized Strategic Initiatives
- Vendor Relationship Management
- Utilization Oversight & Evaluation
- Operational Insights & Improvements
- Compliance Management
- Reporting & Review
- Scalable Growth
Why Do I Need a vCIO?
At EMPIST, we believe that business technology isn’t just a resource, it is a strategic tool; And the best strategic decisions require smart, thoughtful leadership if they are ever going to be successful.
A vCIO ensures that your business not only has a well-planned IT system in place but also sets you up with a partner to lead it. As your partner, your vCIO is in-tune with the greater needs of your team and works to make sure your technology is a proactive part of helping you attain your goals.
VCIO’s are beneficial for your structure, growth, and ultimately, your bottom line.
Make an Executive Decision
Adding a new executive to your team – even if it’s a virtual one – is a big decision for your company. Just anyone won’t do.
EMPIST offers best-in-class vCIO services tailored to your specific needs. With decades of experience under our belt and a wealth of advanced knowledge and tools at our disposal, we are just the partner you are looking for.