What is a VCIO and how do they benefit your organization?
Sure, every ThrottleNet employee is committed to your success, but two are dedicated to your business full-time. Your vCIO (virtual Chief Information Officer) and Field Engineer will know your network inside-out. They are your primary contacts and will provide ongoing strategic direction and tactical support.
What is a vCIO and how do they benefit your organization? Sure, every ThrottleNet employee is committed to your success, but two are dedicated to your business full-time. Your vCIO (virtual Chief Information Officer) and Field Engineer will know your network inside-out. They are your primary contacts and will provide ongoing strategic direction and tactical support.
In this week’s episode of part of TnTV 3Q’s, we will be discussing all about a vCIO and what it can do to benefit your company. Paired with each solution that we manage there is a vCIO. Continue reading to learn more about what a vCIO is, the benefits of having a vCIO and what happens if your company does not have one, and the importance of having a dedicated vCIO.
What is a vCIO?
vCIO stands for Virtual Chief Information Officer. At ThrottleNet, we find skilled talent to act a vCIO for your company since many companies do not always have it within their budget to hire their own vCIO. The vCIO’s we hire are professional and have good personal skills. Most of them have industry expertise and experience in networking. Our vCIO’s have at least 10 years of previous experience and are fully qualified.
The various roles that our vCIO’s conquer include technology consultations, in-person quarterly reviews, and act as your company’s personal advocate.
Roles of a vCIO:
- Technology consolation
- In-person quarterly reviews
- Your advocate
During the technology consultation, the vCIO will speak about how to administer your network and properly take care of it along with discussing new and upcoming technology trends such as new techniques to be aware of. The quarterly reviews will be taken place quarterly and the vCIO representative will come to your office to talk about all the statistics of your network in detail.
These details will include areas such as your patch history, status, and any updates that need to be installed. The in-person reviews are great to find out what exactly the vCIO is doing for your company like what viruses or security threats they have stopped, etc. Having a vCIO is like having a personal advocate for your company to oversee and monitor all digital aspects.
What happens if you don’t have a vCIO?
If your company does not have a vCIO there will be no technology plan set in place, no advocate, and no knowledge accessible of network activity.
With no vCIO, comes no:
- No technology plan
- No advocate
- No knowledge of network activity
Without a solid plan for your technology and network system, there will not be any organization or goals. Your company will not have an advocate to make sure everything is running smoothly with your network or monitor for any potential issues. If there is no vCIO in your company, you will have to trust that your employee is not misleading.
A vCIO will bring you updated reports that will let you know exactly what is happening within your company’s network. The vCIO’s we hire at ThrottleNet have experience working with many different customers within many different fields so you know their knowledge base is backed up. Bring the best practices to your network to strengthen it through the use of a vCIO.
Importance of a Dedicated vCIO
Having a vCIO means you get dedicated, personal assistance on all things network technology. A vCIO is your advocate, not just an engineer. If you have questions or concerns, you will always have someone to contact who specializes in creating the right solutions for your specific company.
Our vCIO’s do not work on commission, so you know there is no alternative motive for their work. The vCIO understands the details of your company and genuinely wants to see it flourish. You will get increased security and unlimited support with a vCIO who is highly skilled in working with real clients of all types.
To refresh, let’s highlight the main importance of having a vCIO:
- The owner will be limited on time
- Engineer not advocate
- Sales think in commissions
- Increased security
- Can be unlimited support
At ThrottleNet, we take pride in our network security and management capabilities and we hire the most trusted individuals to help portray that. If you want to have personal technology consultations, in-person quarterly reviews with detailed reports, an advocate for your technology plan, and a detailed knowledge base of your network activity we strongly suggest getting a vCIO for your company.