Virtual CIO Support
Technology can be the glue that holds your business together, or it can be an endless source of frustration to business users and IT teams alike.
Without proper strategic planning, you can find that your technology costs are expanding dramatically — while productivity can quickly degrade. When you add CIO support with your managed services, you gain executive-level strategy as well as implementation support for upcoming IT projects.
CIO Support Can Help You Achieve Business Objectives
Adding predictability to your business processes starts creating a proactive strategy that allows your IT team to quickly shift as needed to meet the needs of a growing organization. Adding a full-time CIO is not often possible for small companies, but the business can suffer without access to an individual that can look across the company and make decisions based on the holistic needs of the business. While IT directors often have the technical chops necessary to drive IT, they may not have the same level of business knowledge found in CIOs.
Review Security, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
Are you confident that your business continuity plan can be quickly executed in the event of a disaster? Your IT business consultant from Rea & Associates will work with your internal IT team to define the key access points to data and business systems that should be brought online first to help get your business back to full operations. Having a knowledgeable professional providing executive guidance in terms of security and compliance helps reduce the overall risk to your business, too.
Predictable Long and Short-Term Technology Budgets
The budgeting process is often fraught with errors and omissions, as line-level business leaders attempt to determine what type of technology and upgrades will be needed in the future. These costs are often understated, leaving your IT team short-staffed and feeling out of control. Our CIO support specialist will help plot a roadmap that keeps the maintenance schedule of your hardware and software in mind, minimizing the possibility of surprises and helping adequately position your business for future growth.
Improve Time to Market with Faster Upgrades
While strategy is extremely important, your team may also need to call upon external expertise when it comes to project management or technical knowledge of specific programs or hardware. Our project managers are well-qualified to help drive software or hardware upgrades, data migrations and other large IT-focused projects that will help transform your organization. This approach to CIO support and executive-level project management expertise allows your organization to be more nimble and helps create forward momentum for your business.
Having access to qualified technology professionals helps your business maintain consistent operations while reducing costs and boosting efficiency. With virtual and onsite CIO support, it is more likely that your expensive technology initiatives will launch on time and on budget while reducing the stress for your internal IT teams. Contact the experts at Rea & Associates today at (330) 236-1011 to schedule your free initial consultation.