Are you getting the best return on investment from your IT? Do you have a strong CIO who can align your technology with your future business needs? In business today, technical expertise isn’t enough – you need a clear vision and a strategy to keep your business moving forward.


Consider all the top companies in your industry. We’d put money on the fact that the leaders are those that are not only adopting cutting-edge technology, but have a clear plan in place for how it will advance their business in the future.


That’s why The IT Department offer CIO as a Service to businesses across the country. By taking advantage of our virtual CIO service, you can give your business the direction it needs to succeed.


What is a virtual CIO?

A Chief Information Officer (CIO) is responsible for a business’ IT. They collaborate with the IT department to ensure the business is heading in the right direction.


A virtual CIO performs the same functions, except they’re not on your payroll. Instead, you pay another company a fee (that’s often a fraction of the price of permanently hiring a CIO) to provide your business with strategic direction.


The main difference between a virtual CIO and other IT consultancy services, is that the virtual CIO typically takes a broader view of the client, focusing on business and IT alignment, rather than simply providing IT support for recurring issues.


Why CIO as a Service?

Businesses around the world are becoming more strategic, and the way we use technology in business is no exception. This means the role of a CIO is more important than ever.


If you want to be successful, your business needs an experienced and knowledgeable CIO who is aware of technology trends likely to impact your business – and can align this technology with your business direction.


But hiring an in-house CIO can be challenging. Not only can it take up a lot of resources during the recruiting process, the salary expectations for the type of expertise required can be out of scope for many small businesses.


That’s why a virtual CIO is a valuable alternative for many businesses, particularly if they’re working alongside your other virtual IT services.


Some of benefits of utilising CIO as a Service include:


  • Minimise costs – Save money on salary and recruitment.
  • Greater objectivity – A virtual CIO isn’t subject to your business’ internal politics.
  • Connecting tech and strategy – A good CIO converts the technical detail into business outcomes and strategies.

Choose The IT Department as your virtual CIO

The IT Department have been providing business IT support for over 17 years. Our portfolio includes clients ranging from small to medium enterprises and not-for-profit organisations to large enterprises.


Whether you’re looking for ongoing 24/7 support or strategic direction, choosing us as your virtual CIO will ensure your business continues to move forward.


Start getting a return on investment from your IT. Get in touch with our experienced team today.

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