We have been providing this invaluable service to several of our clients now for over 4 years. The virtual CIO service allows our clients to tap into the knowledge and experience we have gained managing technology and software development over the past 25 years. We can help set strategy, develop business cases, or help with the selection of technology infrastructure and services. We can work on an ad-hoc hourly basis or for longer periods of time where necessary. We're more that happy to work at your premises with your staff, or to simply be available via email or telephone for those occasional problems or questions. Please call and ask to speak to Tim or John about how we can tailor a service to suit yor needs. And of course, we will happily provide references upon request.
Get professional IT advice when you need it. Only pay for the time that you need.
From time to time your company will need the assistance of a professional, such as lawyer, tax advisor, accountant or auditor. If your company is large enough then you can retain these services internally, but if you don't need them full time then there are many companies that can provide this service to you.
Typically you get assigned a subject matter expert - someone who has worked with you before and knows your business, so you don't need to explain everything from scratch each time you deal with them. They charge a rate based upon how much you use and when you don't need them, you don't pay.
It's a model that is well established and proven to work. So why is it so difficult to obtain the same type of service in IT?
This is when you find that there is a big gap between contract technicians and the big end of town where the major consultancy firms operate.
Experiences with large consulting firms vary a lot but it often seems that they are much more interested in growing their business than they are in
helping you with yours.
This leaves you either needing to hire someone full time when you don't really want to, or struggling away on your own and borrowing advice from friends and colleagues.
There is a good reason for this, most of the senior staff are employed as CIOs at other companies or are working for the consulting firms.
Our offering is aimed at companies who need occasional help with their technology. Typically they will have a functioning set of technology and a capable internal or outsourced IT function, but need more senior assistance with technology decisions, strategy or transformations.