Virtual CIO Services

Dedicated and Fractional Support and Strategic Guidance for SMBs in a Monthly Retainer model.

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Virtual CIO Service

Having a strategic IT leader is crucial for staying competitive and driving growth and our Virtual Chief Information Officer (vCIO) Service offers your business the expertise of a seasoned IT executive without the cost and commitment of a full-time CIO.

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What is a Virtual CIO?

A Virtual CIO (vCIO) acts as your outsourced IT executive, providing strategic guidance and operational oversight to ensure your IT infrastructure supports your business goals. Our vCIOs work closely with your leadership team to develop and implement IT strategies that drive efficiency, mitigate risks, and foster innovation.

Empowering Your Business

We offer comprehensive IT leadership and support tailored to meet the unique needs of your business and ensure your technology infrastructure drives growth, enhances reliability, and maximises efficiency.

Drive Growth

Strategic IT Planning

Creates a strategic IT roadmap that aligns with your business goals, ensuring technology investments drive growth and innovation. We support and oversee project implementation, ensuring timely and budget-friendly completion.

Ensure Reliability

IT Management and Monitoring

Conducts regular IT health checks to identify issues early, ensuring smooth system operations and efficient performance. In the event of an IT incident, provides immediate support, minimising disruption to your business.

Mitigate Risks

Risk and Compliance Management

Implements cybersecurity measures and conducts regular audits to ensure compliance with industry standards. Identify and mitigate vulnerabilities, safeguarding your operations with a focus on risk management to builds trust with your clients and stakeholders .

Optimise Costs

Vendor Management

Conduct performance reviews of your IT vendors to ensure they meet your standards and deliver value. Negotiate contracts to secure the best terms and acting as a liaison between your business and IT vendors.

Control Expenses

Budget and Financial Management

Includes budget preparation and financial management, aligning your IT expenditures with your strategic goals. Our cost optimisation reviews identify opportunities to reduce IT expenses without compromising performance. 

Our vCIO Service Tiers

Feature/Benefit vCIO Lite vCIO Standard vCIO Premium vCIO Elite

Suitable For Businesses With

Less Than 10 staff
10 to 20 staff
20 to 50 staff
50+ staff

Minimum Term

6 months
6 months
12 months
12 months

Our Time Committment

0.5 days/month
2.0 days/month
4.0 days/month
8.0 days/month

General Tech. Consulting

As Needed *
As Needed *
As Needed *
As Needed *

Staff & Management Coaching

As Needed *
As Needed *
As Needed *
As Needed *

Quick IT Health Check

2-monthly
2-monthly
2-monthly
Monthly

Cyber Security Essentials

Quarterly
Quarterly
Quarterly
Quarterly

Cyber Incident Support

-
As Needed *
As Needed *
As Needed *

Cost Optimisation

-
6-monthly
Quarterly
Quarterly

Vendor Recommendations

-
As Needed *
As Needed *
As Needed *

Vendor Performance Review

-
-
6-monthly
Quarterly

Vendor Contract(s) Review

-
-
-
Yearly

Business Review

-
-
Quarterly
Quarterly

Board Report

-
Monthly
Monthly
Monthly

Board Presentation

-
-
-
6-monthly

Operational Review

-
-
6-monthly
Quarterly

IT Strategic Plan Review

-
-
Yearly
Yearly

Disaster Recovery Plan Review

-
-
Yearly
Yearly

Management of Cyber Security Assessment

-
-
Yearly
Yearly

IT Budget Preparation

-
-
Yearly
Yearly

Program & Project Management

-
-
As Needed #
As Needed #

Supplier Liaison & Negotiation

-
-
As Needed #
As Needed #

* – Fair Use Policy applies – based on an average of hours per month combined as specified per tier.

# – Dependant upon size of project/procurement. Additional Fees may apply.

Other Services

Specialised IT Solutions for Your Business Needs

In addition to our standard vCIO services, we offer a range of specialised IT solutions designed to meet the diverse needs of your business. Our expertise ensures that every aspect of your technology infrastructure is optimised for performance, security, and growth.

Project Management

Our Project Management services ensure the successful delivery of your IT projects from start to finish. We manage planning, execution, monitoring, and closing, ensuring projects are delivered on time, within budget, and to the highest quality standards.

Cloud Migration

We provide seamless cloud migration services to transition your business to cloud-based solutions. Our experts ensure a smooth migration with minimal disruption to your team and business, enhancing accessibility, security, and efficiency.

Procurement

Our IT Procurement service helps you acquire the right technology solutions at the best value. We manage vendor selection, contract negotiation, and procurement processes, ensuring you get the most cost-effective and suitable technology for your needs.

Custom Intranet Development

We offer custom intranet development to improve internal communication and collaboration. Our tailored intranet solutions are designed to meet the specific needs of your organization, enhancing productivity and employee engagement.

These services are available as one-off or project-based engagements, allowing you to leverage our expertise for specific needs without long-term commitments. Contact us today to discuss how we can support your business with tailored IT solutions.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in the vCIO service?

Our vCIO service includes a range of things such as strategic IT planning, regular IT health checks, cybersecurity essentials, vendor management, and budget preparation, depending on the tier selected.  Each tier can be tailored to meet the specific needs of your business.

How do I choose the right tier for my business?

We offer four tiers: Lite, Standard, Premium, and Elite. The best tier for your business depends on the size of your organisation, the complexity of your IT needs, and the level of support required. Contact us for a consultation to determine the best fit.

Is there a minimum committment period?

The minimum commitment period varies by tier: Lite and Standard require a 6-month commitment, while Premium and Elite require a 12-month commitment. This ensures we can provide consistent, strategic support.

How often will we receive IT health checks and cybersecurity reviews?

IT health checks are conducted bi-monthly for Lite and Standard tiers, and monthly for Premium and Elite tiers. Cybersecurity essentials reviews are conducted quarterly across all tiers to ensure your systems remain secure.

What is the "Fair Use Policy" in the context of the vCIO service?

The Fair Use Policy applies to services provided as needed, such as technology consulting and staff coaching. It ensures that the usage remains within reasonable limits, typically averaging a set number of hours per month based on the chosen tier.

Can I upgrade or downgrade my service tier during the contract period?

Yes, you can upgrade your service tier at any time to access additional benefits. Downgrading is subject to the terms of your existing contract and typically requires a review to ensure the new tier continues to meet your business needs.

What kind of support is available for IT incidents?

For Standard, Premium, and Elite tiers, we provide as-needed support for IT incidents. This includes immediate assistance and coordination to help resolve issues swiftly and minimise disruption to your business operations.

How does the vCIO service integrate with our existing IT team?

Our vCIO works collaboratively with your existing IT team, providing strategic guidance, oversight, and additional resources as needed. This partnership ensures that your IT strategy is aligned with business goals and effectively executed.

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