Chart Your Future Growth
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the typical computer and information system manager earns $139,220 per year. A chief information officer (CIO) often makes even more money each year. Although you may want a CIO to help your company become more efficient and tech-savvy, you may not have enough room in your IT budget to pay the salary of someone with that much experience.
Why Hire a Virtual CIO?
When you let IT salespeople influence your technology decisions, you’re likely not getting the best results. We know how crucial it is to have an outsourced CIO (Chief Information Officer) to help guide you towards the best IT investments and strategies.
It’s important to make the right decisions when it comes to IT, and the role of a CIO is to guide your company towards accomplishing objectives and goals through effective uses of technology.
There are three major benefits to hiring a CIO
- A smart alternative to a full-time CIO
- Keep your organization up to speed with the tech industry
- Improve your security
DKDouglas Consulting's Virtual CIO Services
Improve your IT infrastructure and processes
Depending on your business’s current IT investment, your IT infrastructure may include computers, routers, servers, firewalls, operating systems, applications, customer relationship management (CRM) software, and other items. Building an IT infrastructure can get complicated quickly.
Protect your system from malware and hackers
The media usually focuses on malware attacks and data breaches that affect large companies. In reality, most cybersecurity attacks target small businesses. Cybercriminals target small businesses because they know that many of the companies don’t have the protections that they need to prevent malware infections.
Develop a data backup and recovery plan
A lot of small businesses keep all of their information on-site in computers and servers. It only takes one disaster for you to lose all of that data. Just one flood, fire, or burglary could make it nearly impossible for your business to continue serving its clients.
Discover the right cloud solution for your business
Don’t make the mistake of believing that all cloud solutions are the same. Before you even start to compare applications that will help your business flourish, you need to consider whether you want to use a public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud.
Contact DKDouglas Consulting to learn more about how a virtual CIO could help you save money and grow your business. With the right VCIO, you get the best of both worlds.