Virtual CIO Responsibilities
When your MSP operates as your virtual CIO or virtual CTO, they operate as your small business’s technology executive, without the C-level salary, the way a conventional CIO or CTO operates in a larger enterprise. They help you develop and implement long-term strategies for your IT budgeting, hardware and software, and disaster recovery. If you take advantage of this service offering, you’ll have solid plans in place for your IT infrastructure, which means you’re more likely to spend your IT budget on software and services that will further this plan.
Think of a vCIO’s responsibilities this way: you’re driving to a destination, and your vCIO creates the map to help you get there. They consider where you want your company to be and what technology you’re currently using. Then they will determine the best ways to get from the current state of your IT to your ideal version of your IT operations. Using this technology roadmap will save you money in the long run because the map is designed by an IT expert who will determine which strategies will improve your business operations while staying within your budget.