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Our CIO Service Plans


CIO Business Review

One of our CIO consultants will meet with your business team to discuss strategies and challenges and how IT can support your objectives today and long-term. This will include working strategically with your IT organization to help address any of their challenges, analyze vendor relationships and structure, propose cost savings, highlight any vulnerabilities, and help devise a budget plan.

When is this service used:

  • When companies are looking to hire an IT organization or restructure their current
  • During the vendor negotiation and selection process where IT leadership is required to consider the companies long-term strategy
  • When companies are looking to reduce IT costs while improving overall IT operations and customer satisfaction

CIO On Demand

When a business is in need of IT Leadership to help strategically analyze a business requirement, vendor relationship, or technology decision, CIO On Demand is a useful service to receive the required expertise to make that critical business decision. Receive advise from someone who is considering your benefits. Consulting can be virtual or on-site. This service does require a prior engagement of CIO Business Review to understand your business needs and systems. Please contact us for a quote.

When is this service used:

  • A CIO-level expertise is required to deal with a vendor management issue or re-negotiation
  • The vendor negotiation and interview process
  • Interviewing potential new IT candidates to join your organization
  • During strategic meeting sessions, where technology expertise is required to help drive the long-term strategy
  • Customer, vendor, or partner meetings where technology expertise is required in the decision making process

CIO Quarterly Business Review

Every quarter we will conduct IT Steering and technology roadmap sessions to ensure IT is and can support your future business goals. Our CIO team will work with you to design and implement a IT strategy and ensure the project team remains on track. The leadership presented will also help identify potential risks and additional opportunities for innovation. Please contact us for a quote.

When is this service used:

  • Companies who want to engage IT as a business enabler and ensure IT is and can support business goals
  • To help design and conduct a IT strategy and ensure it is being it is on-track and aligned to the business strategy

Interim and Part-Time CIO

Dealing with an enterprise technology implementation and require CIO leadership? Maybe you need someone to fill-in for your IT Leader? Please contact us for a quote.

When is this service used:

  • Current IT Leader (IT Manager, Director or CIO) is pursuing other opportunities and during the recruiting process you need someone to fill-in
  • Current IT Leader is temporarily unavailable
  • Project-based: IT Leadership is required, someone with strategic thinking and strong project management and change management expertise to help drive your business implementation

Need more information Contact Us or Submit a Request for Service

When You Need a CIO


“A strategic technology thinker is an enabler of growth, and the opposite is also true: The lack of such a thinker is an inhibitor of growth.”

Here are some signs you need a CIO (Executive IT Leadership).

Your IT department is falling behind

Often companies will entrust their IT decisions to a technologist lacking the leadership experience to accelerate the business. Often the business is ahead of the IT organization. IT is no longer able to support the objectives of the business. This is when a CIO can really show value.

You lack a strategic IT plan

Currently IT might be administrating technology, managing costs, and operations. A CIO can bring strategic thinking, eliminating overlapping systems, identifying areas of automation, and prevent outdated systems from slowing the organizations growth. Finally, IT and the business can be aligned.

IT isn’t contributing to innovation

IT is often focused on managing performance. A CIO will expand IT beyond performance, analyzing opportunities to enlist IT as a business enabler.

You’re struggling with internal resistance to change

Adopting new systems introduces technological challenges, including integration, migration, long-term planning and training. The biggest challenge remains change management. A CIO will help the business realize the benefits of the new implementation and effectively manage the user adoption.

You’re outgrowing your critical systems

This is a common organizational issue, where a business will invest in business systems that are being under-utilized, lacking integration to other critical systems (creating inefficiencies and mis-management),and over-time becoming more of a business inhibitor than an enabler.

IT dollars are being spent inefficiently

Without CIO leadership a business fails to recognize the ROI of technology investments. A CIO will prove ROI before purchase, align to a business need, and ensure the technology is fully utilized to recognize business value. Additionally, a CIO will ensure Vendors are taking advantage during negotiations.

Security concerns & Regulatory requirements are being violated

A CIO will build a IT Governance model to ensure security is a priority rather than a hindrance to your operations. It’s reported that the cause of SPAM generates nearly two million dollars in lost productivity annually. A CIO can build awareness, protect your business, and enlist IT best practices to reduce risk.

Without IT leadership you can only take your business so far. Effective IT leadership can reduce cost, bring innovation and efficiency, increase revenues, and increase productivity. The reality is every business can greatly benefit from a CIO (the question is should the role be Full-time or Part-Time).

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