Trusted Information Systems Advisor
Do you have questions about the Information Systems (IS) in your business:
Is our IS spend within industry norms?
Are our business and IS processes right?
Are we using our IS as a tool to grow our business?
Are we getting the promised savings from our IS projects?
Is our IS right for our business, for both today and tomorrow?
Are we getting the best value from our IS Team and Vendors?
Do we really need to replace our IS and if so, how do we go about it?
Are we making the right strategic, structural and operational decisions for our IS?
You are not alone.
Getting Information Systems (IS) right for an organisation is not a simple matter. There are many factors to consider when seeking the best business value from IS. Especially when the business is striving to win satisfied customers, exercise responsible cost management and achieve revenue growth to generate sustainable profits that please the shareholders.
To add to the complexity around IS decisions, the innovation that drives the availability of cheaper-faster-better systems often changes the rules of doing business; constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible with IS and relentlessly presenting both opportunity and risk to business. Ignoring such changes can be like holding your breath; success is fatal. (See Computers and Information Systems for more.)
Without guidance from a trusted IS Advisor, getting the right IS for your organisation can be a real minefield.
This is where a Contract CIO (Chief Information Officer) can really add value.
A Contract CIO is an experienced senior IS professional, working regularly on an affordable part time basis, to provide trusted IS advice and support to the people in your organisation. A Contract CIO provides strategic and structural IS advice to the Executive and Board as well as input to assist IS Operations. Used well on a regular basis, a Contract CIO helps business get the best possible value from the Information Systems that are right for them.
Is this happening in your business?
Have a look at this Contract CIO Checklist to see more about how this service can add value to your business. This one page Contract CIO Overview covers many of the reasons for adopting this modern cost effective approach. You probably have more ...Contract CIO Checklist (31kb .pdf Document)
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Contract CIO Overview (30kb .pdf Document)