The benefits of a virtual CIO is to have an expert proactively consider the impact of business decisions on the organization’s technology landscape. We make a point to serve on each customer’s board of directors and attend the board meetings as the virtual CIO. We contribute ideas, suggestions, and help the client shape a technology strategy to achieve their business goals. Quarterly review meetings provide regular touch points to track progress on tasks and maintain focus. Vendor standardization and selection provides guidance to keep your costs lower.