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Virtual Chief Information Officer (VCIO)

If you are a business owner or leader, you certainly understand the need for leadership in any workforce and system. When you bring in an IT managed service provider (MSP) to work with your business, you are not just hiring a staff of IT professionals, but you are also including leadership that will directly work with you and your workforce to ensure that your technology services your business.

A vCIO is a partner that will lead your strategy so that it is in line with your business objectives. By taking the digital transformation process off your shoulders, you can conduct your business the way you want to. We work hard to make your business processes easier. We are your dedicated resource for all your questions on emerging technologies, disaster recovery, and cyber security. If you’re ready to trust your company’s technology needs to a virtual cio while you focus on other important aspects of your business, then call Braden today to learn more.

What Is a Virtual Chief Information Officer?

A Virtual Chief Information Officer (vCIO) is an executive, contractor, or company in charge of IT implementation and strategy within an organization. You may hire a vCIO independently to help with your existing IT system or as a part of a service plan by an MSP. These officers will meet with you several times throughout the year to talk about strategic planning on rolling out these new technological initiatives moving forward.

We work to establish plans that will improve how your technology affects your business. As your business grows, you’ll want someone dedicated to keeping track of technology trends that could give your business the competitive advantage your business needs.

Responsibilities of the vCIO

A vCIO generally fills in the same responsibilities that an internal CIO usually takes on. The vCIO working with you will provide leadership and a specific vision that guides how the MSP’s IT system will integrate with your existing workplace. The vCIO will work directly with both you and your employees to guarantee the best practices for integrating the new systems. In addition, the person in this position advises on the planning of the IT budget required for your business.

Among the specific responsibilities the vCIO assumes are:

  • Providing strategies, planning, development, and evaluation of technology systems for the client’s infrastructure
  • Vendor management and communication between MSPs, other IT crew, and the employees within your organization
  • Managing communication systems such as voice data and automation
  • Advising on the client’s back-office computer operation of the data system, which includes local and wide area networks
  • Defining systems to ensure efficient and productive use of computer hardware and software by the end-users
  • Overseeing the compliance of the provided cyber security initiatives with numerous laws and standards

vCIO Services

A vCIO brings leadership and organization to your company’s IT service department. Some of the specific vCIO services we provide are:

  • Establishing a leadership structure in the IT department
  • Providing an IT strategy that allows growth and long-term planning
  • Establishing an IT department structure ideal for the business
  • Coaching IT, and, if necessary, client staff
  • Provide leadership during IT budget planning
  • Establishing quality standards for hardware
  • Assembling a helpdesk assistance service, if requested
  • Encouraging leadership qualities among IT staff

Let a vCIO Help Your Company Reach Its Business Goals

The implementation of managed IT services in your company brings a variety of benefits to your business, but the driving force behind all those benefits is the guidance of the virtual chief information officer. The vCIO will provide you with the roadmap that ensures your network infrastructure and your technology systems work with your business to reach growth and success. Technology will always be adapting and changing, so it’s important to have someone on your team dedicated to implementing the emerging technologies that can help your business improve. Call Braden today to learn more about how a vCIO can help your team.

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