"How can I be sure a CIO is the right technology team member for us?"
We understand adding a CIO to your leadership team is a big decision. That's why we start with a call. We'll learn about your company -- where you are now, where you want to go, and how you see a CIO contributing.
And you'll ask questions about us. It has to be right for everyone. Together we'll decide if this is the right solution for you right now.
"Isn't a CIO expensive?I'm not sure our company can afford this service."
Adding to your team can feel like a big expense commitment. During our first call, we'll discuss key points such as:What are you doing now that a CIO can -- and should -- be doing for you?
How are technology buying decisions being made now?
What projects would you like to tackle if you had the right team to help?
Together we create the services that are right for you right now. We plan for the future but never recommend more than you need now.
"We've come this far without a technology leader. Why hire a CIO now?"
Companies often adopt a buy-as-we-need-it approach to technology decision-making. This tactic is reactive instead of strategic. Growth companies align technology with long-term strategic goals.
An experienced CIO helps you make financially and strategically sound technology decisions.
"We have an in-house IT person. Isn't that all we need?"
Technology has become more complex even though advances like cloud computing and work from anywhere appear simple. Providing the day-to-day support your employees need is valuable, but your company needs more strategic leadership.
An experienced CIO will work closely with your existing team, filling in the skills gaps, and providing broad technology expertise.
"We outsource our IT support to an MSP. Don't they provide CIO services for us already?"
A managed services provider(MSP) delivers support primarily for your internal servers, desktops, and laptops. They do not provide the broad business technology perspective your company needs to meet your long-term goals.
This helpful eBook includes 18 discussion questions for you and your MSP.
It also provides a who does what matrix that you will find useful.
"We're a small company. Isn't a CIO just for much larger companies?"
Every successful company needs a reliable technology framework that will support them now and for the long-term.
One of the frustrations that many small business leaders face is finding the right tools for the right job.
A clear strategic roadmap considers how technology decisions contribute to the overall plan.
Having an experienced CIO to guide you in researching, evaluating, and making the most of your technology decisions is invaluable.