What exactly is a Virtual CIO Service?
CIO refers to Chief Information Officer. So, a ‘Virtual’ Chief Information Officer would be one who remotely oversees all the technology related needs or requirements of an organisation.
Typically, when it comes to big businesses, there are high profile positions filled in by executives referred to as CIOs / CTOs, the latter acronym being Chief Technology Officer. These individuals have high qualifications and very robust experience in this realm and come at a high cost to hire and retain.
When it comes to small and medium businesses, they may require someone with those skills and that level of knowledge, but perhaps cannot offer the financial incentives or full time role the candidate is looking for. This is where a Virtual CIO can step in. A Virtual CIO can oversee the overall technological know-how of the business and ensure that everything is working smoothly; they can focus on business processes and present possible solutions without having to be at the office on a full-time basis.
Our Virtual CIO service offers a very affordable cost effective solution for businesses that aren’t able to justify the full cost of a CIO. By providing this ‘virtual service’ eStorm is actively involved in strategic planning to ensure any technology solutions are in line with future growth.
Role of the CIO:
- Assessments – Thoroughly assess your overall IT process and configuration policies and suggest the most effective changes that will promote secure and cost effective networks
- Planning – IT planning is at the core of your infrastructure, you need to be able to determine the followings budgets, staffing, business continuity planning, disaster recovery processes
- Designing – Cost effective and secure network design planning
- Involvement – Attend management and planning meetings to fully understand your business
Our approach to providing virtual CIO service is completely tailored, once we understand your requirement, our team be able to provide you with the necessary technical knowhow, information and service as and when required.