Fine-tune your IT strategy, so you can focus on what’s important

Most businesses are hard-pressed to deliver on their core business objectives, let alone managing their technology properly and with IT teams often overwhelmed just by keeping IT operations up and running, it’s hard to plan strategically and fine-tune the engine of your business.

What is a vCIO?

Not every organisation is able to have a full-time CIO. The vCIO is a scalable resource to help you to take a fresh and strategic approach to IT, continually placing your business first and steering your IT journey to support and deliver against your broader objectives.

A vCIO provides your business with an accomplished technology expert with a deep understanding of business management. A vCIO provides actionable insights into how you can take your business into high gear.

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What responsibilities does a vCIO take on?

The focus is all about getting technology to ensure information works for the business and helps the business to Increase revenue and reducing costs. Some of the key activities that make this happen.

  • Create and continually align your IT Roadmap to business needs
  • Strategic technology audits and reviews
  • Advising on best practice and what is possible
  • Planning and managing IT budgets
  • Robust selection of systems and supplier
  • Relationship management and guiding supplier roadmaps
  • Directing and managing the system implementation
  • Providing oversight on IT service delivery
  • Direction and guidance on Information Security

How does our vCIO work?

Years of experience

Our unique ‘Business First’ approach will enable us to proactively collaborate and advise you on how best to ensure IT delivers maximum value to your business and allow you to focus on what you do best. Running and innovating your business.

By using an industry-experienced CIO, our clients take advantage of the vast knowledge and accomplishments built from years of working across multiple sectors and disciplines. Our vCIO service covers setting strategic IT objectives, planning IT budgets, optimising IT processes, infrastructure, cloud, applications and information security.

Here are just some of the things we can manage:

  • Business & IT Strategy
  • Robust disaster planning
  • Cost optimisation and reduction
  • Stay ahead of change

Conosco’s contribution to our fundamental digital transformation has been invaluable. The Virtual CIO model worked perfectly, providing internal leadership and direction and the ability to inject the right skills, at the right time, to ensure the success of our digital transformation

David L. Stern , CEO, Crabtree & Evelyn

Benefits of a vCIO

Our vCIO’s deliver a number of benefits, both tactical and strategic. Here are just a few:

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Specialist expertise

With years of experience in delivering effective technology strategy, your vCIO will have established relationships with vendors, as well as access to additional resources which they can use to help meet your business objectives.

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Immediate availability

Our specialists are available immediately, which means you start seeing the impact straight away. Put in place easily, with no need for training or lengthy onboarding processes, it’s an instant boost to your security operation.

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Upskilling your team

Our vCIOs are there to provide high-level guidance and upskilling, not just for your senior leadership team and key stakeholders but across your entire technology function.

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Cost-effective

Hiring this role in-house can get expensive in terms of salary, not to mention the cost of office space and equipment. With an outsourced, virtual role, you can expect significant cost savings without cutting corners or taking unnecessary risks.

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Total flexibility

You can hire as and when your business requires it, without the demanding recruitment process. Whether you need support on a short-term project, or you’re after expert advice on a monthly or quarterly basis, we can arrange something that works for you.