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What is a vCIO?

What is a vCIO

Ever wonder what is a vCIO and why they crucial to your business success? In this article we cover CIO and the importance to business.

A Chief Information Officer (CIO) is also known in some companies as an Information Technology (IT) Director and is considered a high ranking member of the management team.

The Chief Information Officer (CIO) is responsible for the information technology and computer systems that support enterprise goals. This is great news but how does it translate to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs)?

Well for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), managed services providers offer a service called a fractional Chief Information Officer (fractional CIO) also known as virtual Chief Information Officer (vCIO).

Once again, as a CIO in an enterprise, a vCIO is a high-level IT consultant who specializes in aligning information technology (IT) with your business goals and strategies.

A virtual Chief Information Officer (vCIO) works for a fraction of the time, at a fraction of the cost it would take to hire a full-time CIO executive.  Many companies use vCIO as strategic cost-effective solution for businesses that are in need of expert advice but cannot afford the salary and benefits it would take to hire a full time CIO.

Managed services providers which offer a full suite of IT consulting services usually integrate their virtual Chief Information Officer (vCIO) service into their client sites.  This results in companies having access to a full IT department including CIO, tech support department, consulting services, vendor management and dealing with compliance issues.

Does your business need a vCIO? Speak to a leading IT consulting firm in Toronto that offers a full range of services that will address your business goals and strategies including Managed IT ServicesIT Support ServicesIT Outsourcing ServicesTech Support Services and Cloud Services.

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