That is where the benefits of a vCIO come in, as the vCIO gives you the best of both – all of the same services as an on-site tech department, minus the excessive cost. Not to mention without a vCIO, all of this would likely be left up to the business owner and take away valuable attention from growing and running the company.
Five vCIO Benefits
Predictable Technology Budgets
Most businesses spend about 6-8% of revenue on technology-related expenses. The scary part is that many do so without a plan, especially not one as effective as an up-to-date Technology Roadmap. The Technology Roadmap is the ultimate business asset, as it provides a single-pane-of-glass view into all aspects of technology within an organization. In doing so, it measures system performance, diagnoses any issues, tracks the life cycles of your hardware, and reports on current and future projects. All of these components combine to create a powerful tool to create accurate, predictable budgets, while eliminating surprise expenses.
Decreased Operating Costs and Improved Productivity
That gives you the ability to invest more on keeping your business running on efficient up-to-date technology, and less on staffing. Having a vCIO lets you focus on running your business, while your vCIO focuses on making sure your technology is performing at its best
Analyzes and Reports Findings and Recommendations
Another great advantage of having a team of technology gurus on your side is consultative and advisory conversations. Not only do you have the ability to ask if a potential technology investment is right for your business but vCIOs are constantly learning and advising what works best with your business’ goals. This creates a two way conversation that will only enhance your enterprise’s efficiency without making unnecessary investments.
Security, Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, and Compliance
Many businesses opt for a break/fix solution, but wouldn’t it be better to prevent incidents from happening? How about ensuring that sensitive files or information never fall on the hands of cyber attackers? A vCIO is always vigilant and constantly working on the security of your business. Through creating security policies and implementing the right patches and updates in a timely manner to prevent vulnerabilities, your vCIO team guards your business so that you have peace of mind.
vCIO will understand your SMB’s core goals and contribute to meet those goals. Through creating efficiencies, business process optimization, and strategic technology direction, VCIO services reduce overall costs and drive revenue. You get all the benefits of a CIO for less than half the cost, plus an entire team of experts backing your business to ensure that your visions become a realization.