Virtual IT Director Leadership without the cost of one?

WHAT IS A VIRTUAL IT DIRECTOR?

A Virtual IT Director or Virtual CIO is an outsourced IT executive who provides IT expertise to organizations that can’t find – or can’t justify – a full-time member of staff. They allowing your organisation to benefit from decades of knowledge experience for a fraction of the cost of employing a permanent IT director or an interim manager.

Being a flexible resource, it means that they can be onsite once a week or more often as needed, and that their time will naturally change with the profile or stage of a programme or project.

WE PROVIDE I.T. MANAGEMENT SERVICES FOR SMALL TO LARGE NETWORKS

Organizations of all sizes and types can benefit from Virtual I.T . Directors, either to help with a specific project, aligning business and IT strategy, get an existing IT function operating in a best practice manner. Some of the ways that clients are using Fifth Step’s Virtual CIO service include:

Business focused service to align your IT to best serve your business requirements.

Strategic guidance and alignment, staff development and up-skilling, and IT project management

Systems analysis and service architecture design

Security analysis and system hardening

Performance of due diligence as part of a merger or acquisition

Platform and software recommendation and configuration support

IT Staff training

Expert troubleshooting and support

IT project management and reporting

Executive technology liaison

 

WHEN WOULD I USE SUCH A SERVICE?

Our Virtual IT Director services are designed to be broad and flexible, to support the requirements of your business. These are some of the situations what our Virtual IT directors are helping people with include:

Those companies that presently do not have, or can’t justify a full time IT Director or CIO but have identified a need Businesses preparing for sale who recognize the need to improve their IT

Businesses looking to perform due diligence as part of merger and acquisition activity

Companies looking to establish offices in a new location, either as part of expansion or relocation

Companies that have a large or specialist project to deliver and don’t have the internal skills

Businesses looking to review the fitness for purpose of their existing IT software or infrastructure

Organizations looking to implement ITIL or a similar governance framework

Those organisations who are looking to update their business strategy and appreciate that maintaining Business and IT alignment is critical to modern business succes 

Your Next Steps

If you have a need for flexible senior IT resources with decades of experience to help with a specific project to to help your organisation meet its business objectives, then please feel free to ask a question of Fifth Step’s Virtual IT director team who will ensure you’re on the right path, Call Richard Medel, President at Virtual IT Security.


ISN'T THIS JUST LIKE AN INTERIM MANAGER?

  • No. Interim managers don’t offer the same level of flexibility as a virtual CIO or virtual IT director. They are temporary resources that will be working for you full time for a certain period of time. Although Interims can be a good solution in a number of scenarios, they are not a resource that you can flex up and down with business requirements. 

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