Three Reasons Why a vCIO is Essential for Your Business
March 3rd, 2016 Matt McCue

Connect your business to the experience and guidance of a senior level IT professional, at a cost that suits your organization.

A Virtual Chief Information Officer (vCIO) is a relatively new service offered by IT companies, which makes their most knowledgeable IT employees available to assist small and medium sized businesses, via consulting arrangements that fit the needs of the client.

With the IT sector moving at the break-neck pace at which we’re seeing throughout this past decade, keeping up with the latest technological advancements and how they can be utilized within your own organization, can be a full-time position; an expense that the smaller businesses simply cannot afford or justify.

As a client of a vCIO, your business can use the service as much or little as required, providing your managers with direct access to C-Suite Expertise at a cost that’s agreeable to your organization’s budget.

Why a vCIO is Essential for Your Business

1) Your Competitors have a CIO Think of the largest competitor in the sector that your business operates. We're talking about the multinational organization or large corporation with the deep pockets to attract the best and the brightest talent. This is the business that will most likely has a fulltime CIO on its payroll: a serior employee whose main function is to plan the growth of the IT department and investments with that of the organization’s.
2) A vCIO can save your business money Remember that time that an employee (no names, please) made an expensive IT purchase, only to learn shortly thereafter that it wasn’t needed at all? Had your organization had access to the expertise of a vCIO, you would have been advised against the purchase, potentially preventing the business from recklessly spending money on expensive machines that the business didn't need.
3) Your business can’t afford to use archaic technology Your employees deserve the very best tools available in order to successfully complete their daily tasks. Having your employees rely an older technological products in the workplace, when a newer version on the market, is just wrong. Newer software versions and device models often address security vulnerabilities, productivity developments, or increased speeds - all of which are improvements to the experience of the user: your employees. Whether it’s switching to a VoIP network from a legacy phone system, arming your employees with the best mobile devices, or installing a current firewall model on your server, the business tools that your team relies on must be upgraded or replaced when newer versions become available.

Having a vCIO on the payroll gives you access to a senior level executive and their experience and guidance; this is the person who you are able to consult with on expensive IT purchases, ensuring that the business gets its money’s worth by selecting tools that can grow with the organization.

The vCIO services are offered by Tridacom, an all-Canadian IT and Telecommunications company, with offices in Edmonton, Regina, Toronto, and Vancouver. With either remote or on-site conferences, our vCIO is available for any business located anywhere in Canada or beyond.

To learn more about vCIO by Tridacom, please contact us directly today at 1-877-489-0123 to discuss the needs and requirements of your business so our team can develop a vCIO program that best suits your organization.

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