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CIO Advisory Services

The rapid rate of technological change can be overwhelming. Everyone sometimes needs to have a virtual CIO on call. A virtual CIO can help the CIO, IT director, or business owner evaluate new technology, translate between IT and the business units, motivate and mentor effectively, and keep the big picture in focus. This holistic approach helps to create value, integrate systems, save costs, lower risks, increase innovation and produce successful outcomes.

  • IT Consultation — Expert, unbiased advice on a breadth of operational and strategic areas. This is tailored to the organization’s need, size, culture, and cost preferences. It may consist of providing a second opinion; briefing on industry best practices (e.g., for disaster recovery); building a support infrastructure (e.g., for mobile device support); or doing the problem analysis, plan, cost justification and presentations to the Board, among other possibilities.
  • Cloud Readiness Audits — Assessment of existing systems architecture, recommendations on which operational, financial, and accounting processes that could be moved to the cloud, and how to do so.
  • Rescue Assessments — Highly focused, impartial review of breakdowns in systems, applications, infrastructure and more. No finger-pointing, just a solid plan to fix the problem and get you back on track.
  • Support for Relocations — Experienced and thorough guidance in planning and executing the relocation of servers, networking and other computing assets to ensure efficiency, safety and continuity of operations.
  • Mentoring — Skills assessment and development; executive coaching; linking business and technology objectives to team performance; and requirements definition for strategic staffing.

Click here to download a PDF of the white paper, “A Guide to CIO Advisory Services.”