Technology is a minefield and the world is on the cusp on a technological revolution. With artificial intelligence and apps that change the way we live and work, a business cannot afford competitors to outdo them.
Businesses of under 300 staff don’t often hire a CIO and subsequently have a gap in their leadership teams. Where they can’t afford such a resource they should consider hiring a virtual Chief Information Officer (vCIO) to lead the way.
No longer is technology an option. It is a must have to be on a level playing field with your competitors. They can gain a competitive edge when adopting technology that allows them to work smarter and faster. You need to stay abreast of the latest technology or get left behind.
1. Security and compliance
With hackers working harder than ever to breach security systems, simple mistakes can cause big problems. No protocols for changing passwords or security practices can result in disaster. A vCIO will start with these basics to secure your IT systems. Further your vCIO will provide you the relevant viability to compliance regulations helping steer risk.
2. Agility and scalability to stay competitive
Businesses need to be agile. Capable of quickly adapting to changes to stay competitive in today’s marketplace. This may mean upgrading software and hardware, and applications and systems. You need these to support business growth strategies and high-level performance in a fast-moving business environment.
A vCIO keeps up with changing technological environments. They focus on business scalability and flexibility so when it changes your business is ready.
3. Unprecedented level of productivity
Your vCIO works to create strategies to simplify processes. They make sure the right tools and applications are on hand to support what you need to surpass all competitors. And, to lead the way. When everything is in place and your staff has updated knowledge, it produces an unprecedented level of productivity and efficiency.
4. Make wise technological investments
When your business needs to upgrade technology, a vCIO helps. They can sit in on vendor meetings to vet IT decisions. And, gives the right advice so you make the best IT decisions for your long and short-term benefit and budget.
5. Reduce ongoing business costs
An in-house CIO is not cheap with salaries, insurance, benefits and everything else. Having a vCIO on call reduces costs. They can be on call as much or as little as a business needs. You only pay for the work they do. On call vCIOs guide you through technological investments and implementation. And, lead your staff though adjustment periods.
6. Remove the stress from IT
IT is confusing and will only get worse with fast technological advancements. Working with a vCIO takes the stress out of planning, purchasing, implementation and support of new technology. A vCIO acts as a liaison between your business and IT vendors. They translate tech jargon into concepts you understand to help make decisions.
Access to a vCIO is worth the investment. They have the right knowledge and experience to take the stress out of technology.
Enabling your business to grow efficiently and effectively – we’re the Rightsize for you.
Small businesses struggle to budget their IT operation and often spend inefficiently with a less than great return on their investment. Rightsize Technology understand: we deliver a minimum 30% reduction on IT overheads as a dedicated outside IT department for our clients. Our unlimited 24×7 support, both on and offsite increases their business productivity and capacity, enabling their business to grow efficiently and effectively – we’re the Rightsize for growing small businesses. Talk to our team today for more information.