IT Services
Jul 8, 2021

What is a Virtual CIO & Why Should You Care?

What is a VCIO?

We’re glad you asked! A Chief Information Officer (CIO) takes care of a business’ IT infrastructure and strategy. That means thinking of the “bigger picture” and making sure you have the technology systems in place to support this vision.

A CIO is a senior role that manages both IT strategy and budget. When hiring a CIO on a virtual basis, such as those available with The IT Department, they act as a dedicated resource on a flexible basis. That means there’s no need to hire a full-time, in-house CIO – so no worries about salary, sick pay, new laptops, or filling up the coffee jar each morning.

How could a VCIO benefit your business?

No matter what you do, there’s no denying that your business can’t escape technology. And why would you want to? Having the right infrastructure in place saves countless hours of employee time – not to mention the dollars saved in the long run.

A Virtual CIO tailors their services around your business and its goals. Some ways they could come in handy for you include:

  • Developing an IT strategy aligned to your business objectives
  • Developing a digital transformation strategy
  • Creating and managing the IT budget
  • Helping to bring a forward-thinking approach to the business
  • Recommending and implementing beneficial software and processes
  • Managing IT vendors and suppliers

The IT systems and strategy to drive you forward

In today’s business environment, having a good level of technical expertise on your team isn’t enough. You need someone who can translate technical details into an overall strategy, to keep your business moving forward all the time.

With technology changing so quickly, keeping up is a challenge. It’s no wonder many in-house IT teams are overwhelmed with the management of internal systems, that they don’t have the time – or the expertise – to add strategic planning into the mix, too.

A Virtual CIO eliminates the outdated technology that’s slowing you down, and refreshes your infrastructure. While they’re at it, they refine your budget to make sure you’re not wasting money on tools you no longer need, and can make recommendations on how to streamline existing processes.

Ask us about our Virtual CIO Services

Thinking about optimising your current IT environment? Great! That’s what we’re here for. The IT Department can help you switch to a strategic building mentality, injecting a forward-thinking culture into your business (and we don’t even need to use your office space).

Our virtual services are designed to deliver a better ROI on your IT systems and processes. To talk all things strategy, give us a call on 1300 10 10 40 or fill out an online form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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