Reality: Every company regardless of size must have responsible, experienced technology leadership.
Did you know that ---
Responsible company leaders never fall into the "IT does that" trap.
Technology leadership isn't something that IT does.
Your IT team supports -- doesn't define -- the technology your strategy requires.
IT should never create your company's technology foundation alone.
As the company leader, you are responsible for every technology decision and outcome.
A well thought out, strategically planned technology foundation is the difference between a seat-of-your-pants company and a focused, sound organization.
If you aren't ready to add a CIO to your leadership team yet,
but you want the results that an experienced CIO delivers,
then we have the solution for you.
You Don't Have Time To Be Your Company's CIO
We're business owners like you so we understand where you need to focus your time and attention. It's not filling the technology leadership role that someone else can do for you.
Your customers, employees, and partners don't want to find you buried in a black tech hole.
Exceeding your customers' expectations
Setting your long-term strategy
Juggling the unexpected day-to-day demands on your time and attention
Managing cash flow
Balancing new opportunities with strategy
The list is long
You Can Have the Experienced CIO Results Without Hiring
You want to be informed and confident that the technology decisions you're making now will serve your long term goals. How does that happen without the stress, uncertainty, and expense that hiring a CIO creates?
Tech savvy leaders make possibilities happen.
You can become tech savvy without becoming a tech wizard.
Having a business-first technology thinker to talk to, bounce what-if ideas around with, a partner who is objective and unbiased can make a real difference.
What if you like being a little hands'-on in the day-to-day? Not a problem.
Maybe you're not ready to share the decision making responsibility. Got it.
You feel like slow and gradual is the right way for you to introduce technology leadership into your company. We've got you covered.
Where-are-you-now discovery of your existing technology assets, tools, resources, and goals
Your practical you-are-here roadmap that everyone in your company can point to with clarity
Access to experienced business technology people who become your unbiased partners
Email questions before you make decisions or just need a quick answer
1:1 conversations with your technology team
Help with technology evaluations and buying decisions
Private business leaders' mastermind group
Always-expanding knowledge hub with the information that's relevant to your company
Special pricing for projects and services
What You Won't Get Stuck With
Structured courses because business leaders want solutions not school
Rigid check-in schedules that disrupt what's most important to you and your business
Unorganized streams of action items and updates
Assignments that aren't actionable for your business right now
Pressure to consume more content than you have time for. Information is valuable when it answers a question or satisfies your desire to know more.
Endless lists of to do items that aren't right for your company right now
No long-term commitments required. We hope you'll get even more than you expected, but we know sometimes you need to cancel. We would be sorry to see you leave us, but we understand.
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: We have someone in-house who takes care of our IT needs. Why do we need a CIO? Answer
An in-house IT team is a valuable, trusted group who can take care of your day-to-day technology support needs. But these folks are not business technology strategists.
Company leaders often assume that anything that sounds like IT is handled by this small internal team. It's a common misunderstanding. This can leave your company exposed to unnecessary risks, inefficiencies, loss of productivity, and overlooked business opportunities.
Your knowledge hub includes some helpful resources on this topic. We explain the different IT roles, who does what, the necessary skills, and how to put them together for a topnotch technology team.
Question: Why do we start with a discovery? Answer
Think of this short, getting started discovery as your trip planning. Before you jump in your car and start driving across the country, you plan your route. Do you want to take the well-maintained highways or the winding, pothole filled backroads?
Starting with a clear picture of your current tools, technologies, people, and plans gives us all a shared roadmap. Clarify and common landmarks guide the conversations. Every company is different so technology planning isn't a one size fits all exercise. We're here to help you put technology to work for you wisely. It starts by understanding where you are now and where you're going.
You'll find this roadmap valuable in your ongoing planning and buying decisions as well. As we continually point to your roadmap, you'll quickly see how practical technology clarity can be for you and your company.
We understand that your time is valuable, and we promised that you wouldn't be burdened with a lot of tedious to do action items. This getting started discovery is a short version of the deep dive discoveries we typically do.
Since the purpose of the discovery is to create a shared, easy to point to roadmap, we will gather some of the basic information about your current technology foundation. You will receive a questionnaire that collects such things as the apps and software you use, the number of devices, the number of users, and more like this.
You can complete this on your own, and we are here to answer your questions as your go along.
One important point: we will never share any of the information your provide to us. Your trust, security, and data protection are critical in our relationship, and we will always protect them.
It's your company, and you're in control. We understand that sometimes you need to cancel. Business needs change. Budgets have to be adjusted. We hope you receive even more value in the services than you were expecting. But if you're not finding the value you need, you can cancel at any time. We hope you won't, but we understand that sometimes it happens. No hassle.