Just as you need an interpreter to successfully navigate the language and customs of a different culture, it can be valuable to have an IT interpreter. Large companies have the Chief Information Officer (CIO) who acts as an interpreter between IT and senior management. The CIO helps to translate the business strategy into IT infrastructure needs. While small and mid-size businesses could greatly benefit from this translation, they cannot afford a full-time CIO nor do they need their full-time effort. So, using CIO Services a couple of hours per month or even quarterly can be a great alternative.
You can use CIO Services to:
- Align your IT investments with your business goals
- Be confident about which new technologies will work for your business (e.g. would Microsoft Office 360 meet our needs?)
- Understand the total cost of a technology investment, including implementation and support costs
- Focus your IT staff on your business goals
And, a small upfront investment can mean the difference between IT that supports your business goals and IT that thwarts your business goals.