Who do you ask when you need to know how long that new hardware should last? Is your software is still leading-edge in your industry? Do you have a “rainy day” fund for IT emergencies? Are you sure that every day you are open for business your computer network will add to your growth and productivity? Strategic IT management from a Virtual Chief Information Officer is an insurance policy for your business.
A Virtual CIO Is A Strategic Partner For Business IT
You do need to have that key person who can answer your technology questions. That’s why it’s important to know that your IT company offers virtual chief information officer services. This person provides executive level IT consulting when you are planning next year’s operating budget. When your company’s growth and development plans require change or expansion, your VCIO will know how that will impact your spending and workflow. A VCIO is more than just the IT guy fixing a crash or setting up a new workstation. The VCIO will understand how every aspect of your technology impacts your day-to-day productivity and your bottom line. You don’t have to provide office space, benefits, or that dreaded annual review for your VCIO. He or she will perform all the critical functions that relate to the network technology that keeps your business viable in your markets.
Maybe it’s time you learned more about why this position should be a part of your operations team. I’m happy to answer any questions you have about outsourcing your company’s IT system, or about what to expect from a VCIO.
Jason Newburg, 260.243.5100, ext 2001, is the founder and owner of Aptica LLC. This IT management and support company has been serving small to medium-sized businesses for 15 years in the area that includes Angola, South Bend, and Fort Wayne, IN, Battle Creek, MI, and Toledo, OH.