Most small-to-medium firms perhaps have trusted IT support staff -- either internal or outsourced that they rely on for all their IT needs. This can be problematic: IT staff could be exceptional at daily technical work, or projects, but are not equipped to make strategic decisions and decide the feasibility of long-term projects...
Your Part-Time CIO can help with strategic decision-making.
Your Part-Time CIO's organizational behavior training yields benefits beyond pure tech.
The risks of a large-scale IT misstep can be enormous: for example, if an ad campaign fails, you can fire the Marketing team or advertising agency and after six months be in a new direction. But to change an aging ERP or a poorly implemented CRM system, the necessary modifications to IT and business processes could take years and lots more money.
Your Part-Time CIO can make the hard calls.
Your Part-Time CIO can review your staff mix for best fit going forward.
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By looking at ways to control PCcosts in the cloud computing era, a new Virtual Desktop Infrastructure was developed and rolled out to 12 different nonprofit organizations, ranging in size from 5 to 50+ employees. Designed in 2013 and rolled out in 2013-2015, this approach has a depreciable desktop total cost of ownership of $70.13 per user PER YEAR. Contrast this with the industry TCO average for a PC of $900-$1,200 per year over a 5-year lifespan.
A client was in need of a new Voice over IP phone system. Research into options (CAP+EX vs. pure Expense) showed that the correct vendor partner would save the company between $44,000--$52,000 over 5 years in support and maintenance.
A medium-sized firm had multiple customer databases, but no way to answer the hard questions about customer trends. By building a Data Analysis and visualization platform and migrating data sources into one data warehouse, leadership can now look at trends in services over time, market better geographically, and make better decisions with data.