Fractional CIOs Provide Strategic IT Leadership for Less

Our fractional leadership team is comprised of former Chief Information Officers with decades of experience developing and executing technology roadmaps that align with company visions. This knowledge provides guidance to oversee your strategic goals are met by the team you already have in place – at a fraction of the cost of a six-figure, full-time CIO.

To understand your organization’s present-day technology environment and future vision, our fractional CIOs start by asking a few key questions:

  • What are the critical IT systems and services required to support and grow the business?
  • What is the current state of these systems and services in terms of architectural best practices, stability, maintainability, ability to scale with business growth, flexibility to adjust to quickly changing business conditions, and quality assurance?
  • What is your future state vision for these systems and can they deliver?
  • What are the best practices to be applied to mitigate risk and close gaps?
  • When (and to what degree) should the components of the vision be implemented?
  • What are the technologies needed to support these components? What are the training and process implications based on these technologies?
  • What is the roadmap from the perspectives of organization, processes, and technologies?

To answer these questions, we go through a four-phase process that begins with an inventory of critical systems.

  • Phase 1 – Assess Current State and Identify Potential Gaps
  • Phase 2 – Assess Future State
  • Phase 3 – Integrate Assessments
  • Phase 4 – Develop Actionable Roadmap

​From there, we would collaborate with your leadership team to create a unique technology roadmap that aligns with your company vision and discuss future mentorship and guidance of your internal IT team. If you want more information on what’s included with a fractional CIO, details on our four-phase process, or how you can start your organization’s technology roadmap, click the button below to contact one of our expert team members.


Technologies Supported

Azure Data warehouse
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Oracle Cloud
Sql Sentry
SQL Server
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