What is a vCIO?
A Virtual Chief Information Officer (vCIO) is a third-party consultant, usually employed in a part-time capacity, to assist with technology strategy and project implementation.
Many businesses enlist the services of a vCIO to act as a trusted advisor to the board, management team or internal IT team.
With access to on-call expertise and leadership, your business can make better informed IT decisions that align with your business goals.
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Is a vCIO right for my business?
vCIO can be a competitive advantage for SMBs, providing high level support for your in-house team, or removing the costs associated with employing and training full-time IT executives.
Here are 10 reason why a vCIO can benefit your business:
- Reduce time spent on IT
- Lower business operating costs
- Increase online security
- Enhance productivity
- Short and long-term IT strategy
- Align IT systems to business objectives
- Keep IT projects on time and on budget
- Greater awareness and leveraging of technology trends
- Budgeting and forecasting
- Ongoing reporting and recommendations for future improvements
What if I do not need help all the time?
vCIO is perfect for organisations that require periodic assistance. As your business changes and grows, we can be there whenever you need us. Our plans offer fixed cost billing with flexible contract timeframes. Our aim is to partner with you for as much or as little as you need us to, so you can get the most out of your IT.
Your vCIO Journey
While every TechPath vCIO agreement is designed to suit the individual needs of our customer, there are some features you can expect. You will have access to your own virtual Chief Information Officer, as well as direct access to our team of highly certified engineers.
Our team are ready to help you to implement and manage the best technologies to align with your business objectives.
Depending on the specific services and support required, our customer journey will follow one of two paths:
Business and technology alignment
For business seeking a new IT strategy or assistance with a specific IT project
Our experts meet with your team to understand your goals and pain points. We then complete a thorough assessment of all processes and technology systems to provide recommendations that can improve business efficiency and reduce IT costs.
Straight into IT project
For businesses who need a vCIO to step in and take over on current IT commitments
You may already be embarking on a cloud or 365 journey, need coverage for an internal IT resource, or are looking to change IT providers. TechPath’s experts can resume ongoing IT projects to ensure your business continues to operate at peak efficiency.
“With our long standing relationship with TechPath, we enlisted their vCIO service instead of hiring a full time IT manager. This enabled us to get onto the project instantly and complete on time and on budget. We are very happy with their service’.
Andrew Whittaker, Adventure Operations
We know that no two businesses are the same, so we offer flexible options designed to complement your needs. Whether it’s high-level strategic advice to assist your in-house team, project planning and implementation, compliance advice, business process improvement, new technology recommendations, or IT budgeting, we can build a vCIO plan that is right for you.
No matter what your business challenges, our team of experts are dedicated to helping you achieve more.
“vCIO gives you a trusted partner in IT so you can reach your
business goals faster’”