Intelligent management of an organization’s Information and Data is of vital importance these days. Data Security is critical too. Nearly all companies need the role of a CIO to be filled, yet not every company or business fills the role. Large enterprises and the Fortune 1000 typically staff this position. Midsized enterprises and small businesses often struggle to secure CIOs. A Fractional or Interim CIO can fill this important role economically and flexibly.
Preventing data breaches and being able to leverage all the information that companies today collect as part of their day to day activities are two deliverables a Fractional CIO can bring to the table. A Fractional CIO or a CIO as a service engagement can help reduce IT security budgets and detect and fix infrastructure and information vulnerabilities. CIO as a service engagements can also be leveraged for the cloudification of a business and the move of many of its business functions and workflows to SaaS providers. Many SMBs can struggle with these types of migrations but a Fractional CIO can be a steady hand to guide them through these transitions.
We take the following approach to every Fractional or Interim CIO engagement and provide lasting benefits to our clients Technology, Information and Data Security departments.
Assess – When we start an engagement for a CIO we speak with all stakeholders, understand where your Information and Data Security departments is today, and document “as is” processes and workflows.
Recommend – Based on assessment of your Information and Technology organizations we will recommend best practices specific to your business and competitive landscape and advise best courses of action.
Prioritize – We will rank and determine priority actions and the highest value opportunities to optimize your business and the Information and Data Security workflows.
Execute – We will work with your organization to implement and execute any recommendations and best practices based on prioritization.
Consistency – It is our goal to produce stable and predictable results for Technology, Information and Data Security functions.
Repeatability – We will ensure that processes, deliverables, and workflows are repeatable, well understood and documented.
We will help provide long term optimization and growth for a business’s Technology, Information and Data Security activities.
A business can expect the below from Valenta Fractional and Interim CIO services :
There are many benefits of bringing on board a Fractional or Interim CIO to assist a business with Information and Data Security. Some of those benefits include the following :
A Fractional CIO can be an excellent option for a variety of business scenarios. Situations we have frequently seen and where we have provided services include :
Defining a Scope of Work and the needs of your Information and Data Security department is always the best first step. We are here to discuss our CIO services at your convenience. After exploration if a match is established, we will identify and define the exact role. During discovery in addition to scope we can define time frame and the dedicated hours and days required per month. All aspects of our Interim or Fractional CIO engagements can be flexible, customizable, and scalable.
We look forward to assisting your business and Information and Data Security team.
An Interim or Fractional CIO are excellent options for SMBs, startups, businesses in transition and growth mode.
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