vCIO (Virtual Chief Information Officer)
The majority of large organizations have an executive with job titles such as Chief Information Officer (CIO), Chief Information Technology (CTO) or Director of IT. These individuals provide a crucial role: Steering the IT vision, strategy, and financing. They also work within the organization to improve Business Processes utilizing IT and Software.
Most small and medium size organizations, can’t even imagine filling this role internally. Outsourcing this role to WPA Tech, provides an affordable alternative for businesses that need an expert to drive IT strategy without the significant costs typically associated with executive-level IT professionals. Our vCIO (or Virtual Chief Information Officer) role allows a member of our staff to function as your Chief Information Officer, and we provide all the same strategic functions: budgeting, vision development, IT strategy, and business process improvement. Our focus is to ensure that we are aligned with your organization’s objectives and goals from an IT perspective.
Here are just a few things you can expect from your vCIO
Technology Steering and Development - Based on your business plan objectives we can develop a 1, 3, 5, or even 10-year vision and strategy for how your business will implement technology as a resource to enable your goals.
Budgeting Development and Management - We’ll work with your leadership team to develop an appropriate IT budget every year that incorporates the most important projects and services needed to ensure that your IT adequately meets the needs of your organization.
Project Oversight - Your vCIO functions as an advocate or project manager for any technology-related projects that might be done. For example, if you were to hire a new Internet Service Provider, we’ll handle the paperwork, technical questions, and oversee the installation for you.
Vendor Sourcing and Management - We incorporate a holistic approach to vendor sourcing, selection and management to optimize productivity and financial value from 3rd party relationships.
Contract Negotiation and Management – We utilizes our experience in software & hardware contract negotiations to ensure maximum value from your vendors and partners.
Review of Internal Systems and Processes - Our vCIO can analyze your key processes, cite areas of opportunity for improvement, and make recommendations on actions that will increase your productivity.