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Our virtual CIO solutions will help you get the most out of your IT assets. You may be wasting money on technology solutions you don’t need. Or, you may be missing out on the increased productivity and efficiency that the right IT assets will bring to your organization. Our outsourced vCIO will provide the executive-level advice you need for a secure, stable, and streamlined IT environment.
To succeed in today’s technology-dependent environment, your business needs expertise in choosing and using the appropriate software, hardware, and other IT solutions.
A virtual CIO is a technology expert who serves as your CIO. They can help you develop an IT Strategic Plan, with up-to-date resources to ensure security, productivity, and efficiency. Rather than hiring your vCIO, you pay for the service on an on-demand basis.
This frees you from the daily worry about technology and whether it will run as it should. It also frees up your limited internal resources and allows your employees to concentrate on their core responsibilities.
Our vCIO is a proven expert in IT infrastructure development, management, and support – one who as a proven track record of working with businesses in your industry. He or she will help you improve the performance of your existing technology, identify IT solutions you may be lacking, and design a technology roadmap to meet your overall objectives. They’ll also assess any vulnerability that could lead to downtime and data breaches.
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Our vCIO service is a cost-effective way for you to gain the benefits of an in-house IT director without having to pay a salary and benefits. You can contract with them for a specific length of time, on a per-project basis, and call them back whenever needed.
They will analyze your business processes to help you define and establish an appropriate managed IT approach – one that prevents issues that could negatively affect your business. They will do this by sourcing the right technology for your purposes, along with a support strategy and infrastructure management that includes installations, configurations, monitoring, and employee training. Your vCIO can also conduct regularly scheduled IT audits to evaluate the results of new IT implementations.
Security is an essential factor for any organization, and small businesses like yours are the biggest target for hackers today. Risk assessment, data protection, training awareness, and third-party security practices are necessary to ensure maximum security and protection. Continuous diagnostic monitoring is required to view your network, identify risks, quantify attacks and breaches, and mitigate them. Digital forensic tools are especially important for companies that require regulatory compliance and incident management. Identity and access management is a security practice that enables only authorized individuals to access resources to comply with security and compliance requirements. These are crucial elements for any business. Your vCIO will manage all these and other cybersecurity requirements for your business.
Disaster recovery and business continuity refer to your organization’s ability to recover data after a disaster occurs and when IT services are shut down or compromised. Both practices involve the process of backing up data and preparing policies and procedures to implement in the event of a disaster. Your vCIO will confirm your business can stay up and running no matter the IT disaster, manmade or natural.
With the BYOD (bring your own device) trend, organizations are using mobile devices more than ever. Your business is competing in a mobile, technology-driven economy, and you must rely on your mobile workforce to ensure customer satisfaction and product/service innovation. The right mobility solutions ensure secure and simple access to data, tools, and applications from any location. Your vCIO will help you consider applications, support, ownership, security, and communication issues and policies that will ensure your mobile workforce is always productive and your data is secure.
Software as a Service utilizes a cloud-computing infrastructure to deliver a single application to your employees no matter their location. This is opposed to relying on the traditional one application per desktop. Cloud services are available to your employees via the Internet from a cloud provider’s servers and used instead of your company’s own on-premises servers. Virtualization refers to the creation of virtual servers, desktops, storage devices, applications, and computer network resources. You can virtualize your entire IT infrastructure or just specific aspects of it. Cloud services and virtualization provide easy, quick, scalable access to resources, applications, and services, and simplify your overall IT infrastructure to promote efficiency.
Enterprise Resource Planning involves the use of business management software that combines a variety of integrated applications to store and manage data for all aspects of your business operations. It includes product planning, manufacturing, marketing, inventory management, shipping, invoicing, accounts receivables and payables, and more. Software as a Service Enterprise Resource Planning (SaaS ERP) supports remote hosting for business IT services. It’s also known as Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (Cloud ERP).
Strategic IT planning focuses on your organization’s specific needs and how to best use technology to meet them. IT is a strategic capability to be used and integrated into planning and projections with consideration of future IT innovations and business growth. Your vCIO will work with you to determine how technology will help you achieve your business priorities and prepare guidelines and policies that support your vision with the right IT solutions.
Data communications refer to the electronic transmission of information for storage and processing, while voice communications refer to systems such as mobile devices and VoIP systems. Your vCIO will help you implement the best communication solutions to keep your organization connected and up and running.
Legacy application modernization is the process of refactoring, re-purposing, or consolidating legacy software programs to align to a company’s current needs. This enables you to benefit from the advantages of new development without the risk and cost of replacing legacy systems.
Business intelligence, or BI, is a term that refers to a variety of software applications used to analyze an organization’s raw and big data (massive amounts of data). Business analytics is the process of exploring and investigating an organization’s data with emphasis on statistical analysis. This is becoming more important for even small businesses today. They are relying on software solutions like Microsoft Power BI (Business Intelligence) to transform data and create interactive reports to help them analyze data to reach their goals.
Many parts of an organization use the same services and resources. Shared services involve the consolidation of business services and resources used by multiple parts of an organization. For example, with service portfolio management, organizations can define and manage services and resources. By incorporating automation, virtualization, advanced analytics, and other digital technologies into your operations, you can streamline processes. These technologies also may enable you to make better decisions and improve the quality of customer interactions.
vCIO services from Pulse Technology Solutions give you all the benefits of a CIO without the expense of employing one. Your vCIO will protect your important data, help you get the most from your technology budget, provide customized reports and recommendations, and ensure you get the most value from the technology you use.