Virtual CIO Services

A virtual Chief Information Officer (vCIO) is an experienced IT professional who has an in-depth understanding of business strategy and technology. Could your business benefit from strategic IT planning that aligns your technology strategy and spending with your overall business goals?

How Can vCIO Services Help Companies Be More Effective?

For businesses seeking optimal IT strategic planning, a Micro Visions virtual CIO will perform a comprehensive analysis of their company IT infrastructure. First, the virtual CIO will provide a technology assessment based upon the company’s initiatives, resource requirements, goals, and budget. Next, he/she will analyze any necessary alignments between IT and other areas of the business, such as business processes, policies, compliance requirements, and research and development. Finally, the vCIO works in tandem with the client to implement the right technology solutions to meet their business goals.

On a day-to-day basis, a Micro Visions’ virtual CIO will manage IT-related projects, mentor IT personnel, provide assistance to overcome internal technology service gaps, and serve as the single point of contact and accountability for technology matters. He or she will provide help for impartial and appropriate IT strategic planning, being a neutral resource for decision making.

Four Ways vCIO Services Help Businesses

  • Ensure predictable, stable IT costs
  • Fortified, proactive security protocols
  • Comprehensive strategies for disaster recovery, restoration, and business continuity
  • Carefully crafted IT road maps to maximize ROI and improve specific workflow processes

What are the Benefits of Hiring a Micro Visions’ vCIO?

  • Having difficulty budgeting for IT due to expensive and unexpected problems?
  • Overwhelmed with trying to keep up with latest technology?
  • Unsure if you have a sound disaster recovery plan?
  • Frustrated by dealing with multiple vendors?

Micro Visions provides professional vCIO services to care for these issues, while managing, monitoring, and solving present and future IT problems.

  • Technology Road Map:

Know where you’re going with a Technology Road Map. The road map serves as guide for the IT planning process and is designed to grow with your company.  It’s a plan that matches your company’s goals with the technology solutions required to obtain those goals.

  • IT Budgeting:

By having a technology plan mapped out, and a vCIO as a single point of contact, it makes it easier to determine the Return on Investment (ROI) for IT solutions, as well as to plan for and adhere to your IT budget.

  • Impartial IT Strategic Planning:

Your Micro Visions vCIO will provide impartial and appropriate IT strategic planning. He or she will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of current and future IT solutions, in relation to your business goals.

  • Vendor Selection and Management:

Our vCIO will assist you with vendor selection and management, freeing up your valuable time. He or she will provide support for technology-related devices and services including copiers and printers, phone systems,telecommunications, Internet Service Providers, mobile phone providers, cloud-hosted services, as well as other contracted providers.

  • Streamline Business Processes with Technology:

Streamline business processes with the help of a Micro Visions vCIO who will identify and implement ways to get the most out of your technology, in turn increasing efficiency and productivity.

  • Compliance (with regulations such as HIPAA and PCI):

Your Micro Visions vCIO understands the challenges of maintaining industry and legal compliance across your IT environment. This includes regulatory requirements related to PCI, HIPAA, and more.  He or she will review your current policies and procedures and assist with implementing any needed changes, all to ensure your business is compliant with the current regulations.

  • Disaster Recovery Planning:

Avoid downtime, resolve or recover from problems quickly, and have peace of mind knowing your data is protected, and backup strategies have been created and implemented for key applications and systems.   Your Micro Visions vCIO is there to ensure business continuity.

  • Education – Keeping You Abreast of Technology Trends:

Our vCIO will help you understand new and emerging technologies and assist you with incorporating them into your business in order to grow your business efficiently and affordably.

  • IT Department Cohesiveness:

Micro Visions vCIO will increase IT efficiency and cohesiveness by managing IT related projects, providing a single point of contact and accountability, mentoring existing IT personnel, and providing guidance for areas/times where there may be skillset or availability gaps.