Ever experienced a major strategic issue like this?
- The company's IT backbone can't keep up with employee demand.
- You've just had a network breach.
- The company needs to grow, but doesn't have a strategy for making the growth effective & efficient.
- You're a publicly-traded company with a SOX audit on the horizon.
Then it's time to engage a Virtual CIO.
Many companies turn to Virtual CIOs not only for one-time consulting projects, but for long-term partner engagements. PlanetMagpie's Virtual CIO is a trusted resources for our clients and often times become part of their inner advisory team. Our Virtual CIO has helped open international offices for U.S. companies, scaled start-ups at speed, helped their clients pass SOX audits, prepared IT strategies and budgets for publicly-traded companies, deployed unified communications for onsite and remote workforces, and planned rapid merger and acquisition IT deployments. All the while being an on-demand resource.
PlanetMagpie’s Virtual CIO has decades of experience running Microsoft-centric SMB and enterprise IT departments. Our expertise runs the gamut—datacenter operations, network security, SOX compliance, IT staffing models, IT budgeting, hardware and software, cloud service options, software applications, telecom, end-user support, merger & acquisitions hiring, and employee separation.
"I've heard of 'Fractional CIOs.' Is there a difference?"
Not really. A business may contract a Fractional CIO part-time, or ad-hoc, to meet specific strategic needs. A Virtual CIO fulfills the same basic role.