[dropcap]S[/dropcap]mall businesses are challenged with affording, hiring and retaining technology leaders. However, matching your strategic business initiatives with the best processes and systems are no less important than in a corporate enterprise. That is where a virtual CIO can provide your organization with a dramatic advantage.
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.