A Pantheon vCIO is able to help you review the efficiency and efficacy of your current systems, security, and backup and disaster recovery plans. Then the vCIO will be able to develop plans that align with your business goals, and implement your projects in a way that minimizes disruption to your business processes.
That is where the benefits of a vCIO come in, as the vCIO gives you the best of both worlds – all of the same services as an on-site tech department, without the excessive cost. Furthermore, without a vCIO, all of this would likely be left up to the business owner taking away valuable attention from growing and running the company.
Predictable Technology Budgets
Most businesses spend about 6-8% of revenue on technology-related expenses. The scary part is that many do so without a plan, especially not one as effective as an up-to-date Technology Roadmap. The Technology Roadmap is the ultimate business asset, as it provides a single-pane-of-glass view into all aspects of technology within an organization. In doing so, it measures system performance, diagnoses any issues, tracks the life cycles of your hardware, and reports on current and future projects. All of these components combine to create a powerful tool to create accurate, predictable budgets, and eliminate surprise expenses.
Decreased Operating Costs and Improved Productivity
These benefits give you the ability to invest more on up-to-date technology keeping your business running efficiently and reducing staffing costs. Having a vCIO lets you focus on running your business, while your vCIO focuses on making sure your technology is performing at its best.
Analyzes and Reports Findings and Recommendations
Another great advantage of having a team of technology gurus on your side is consultative and advisory conversations. Not only do you have the ability to ask if a potential technology investment is right for your business, but vCIOs are constantly learning and advising what works best with your business’s goals. This creates a two-way conversation that will only enhance your enterprise’s efficiency without making unnecessary investments.
Security, Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, and Compliance
Many businesses opt for only focusing on technology when something breaks, but wouldn’t it be better to prevent incidents from happening? How about ensuring that sensitive files or information never fall into the hands of cyber attackers? A vCIO is always vigilant and constantly working on the security of your business. Through creating security policies and implementing the right patches and updates in a timely manner to prevent vulnerabilities, your vCIO team guards your business so that you have peace of mind.
Alignment with Business Goals
A vCIO will understand your business’s core goals and contribute to meeting those goals. Through creating efficiencies, business process optimization, and strategic technology direction, vCIO services reduce overall costs and drive revenue. You get all the benefits of a CIO for less than half the cost, plus an entire team of experts backing your business to ensure that your visions are realized.