Here’s an all-too-common small business scenario: You need a chief information officer but your budget and workload don’t justify hiring a full-time person. Yet there are complex strategic and tactical IT challenges that need to be solved now.
BostonCIO has the solution: Shared-Basis CIO℠ services. We’ll provide a CIO on a part-time basis, allowing you to address your IT needs without the risk or expense of hiring another employee.
Shared-Basis CIO℠ services can be the perfect solution in other scenarios, such as maintaining operations and managing technical staff on an interim basis through the search for a full-time CIO.
Also, use of Shared-Basis CIO℠ services can work well for specific IT projects, such as software conversions, facilities build-outs, web and e-business initiatives, voice and data upgrades and acquisition business process integration.
To learn how Shared-Basis CIO℠ services can address your IT challenges, contact us.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Isn’t this really just consulting?
Consulting projects are typically task-oriented and temporary; the Shared-Basis CIO℠ concept is built on establishing a long-term relationship. The Shared-Basis CIO℠ service is a fixed-fee engagement and is designed to function exactly like an employer-employee relationship. The Shared-Basis CIO’s℠ workload expands and contracts based on deadlines and business needs – not consultants’ billable hours’ targets.
What about my MIS staff and existing vendors?
The Shared-Basis CIO℠ model allows organizations to attract, manage and motivate top technical people – people who might not otherwise consider working for a company without a senior-level technology manager.
What about existing vendors and outsourcing arrangements?
Non-technical managers may have difficulty understanding a technical contract. They may not know what is out of scope or what is reasonable in terms of fees. A Shared-Basis CIO℠ can evaluate technology purchases as well as anticipate hidden and future IT costs, potentially saving your company money, time and frustration.
Can I afford this?
The real question is, can you afford not to use our Shared-Basis CIO℠ service? Technology decisions are complex and costly and keeping a company on a clear, strategic technology path can be difficult. In IT, the most difficult decisions tend not to be what trends to follow, but rather what trends to ignore. Using our Shared-Basis CIO℠ service will likely net you lower IT costs and yield better return on your IT investments.