How A Virtual CIO is Like A Good College Basketball Coach
Every year offices across the nation, including ThrottleNet, come down with March Madness.
While our brackets are far from perfect, March is a month full of excitement. While players win championships, it’s their leaders on the sideline that we focus in on, as they play a big part in recruiting the right players, drawing up plays and calling timeouts at just the right moment.
In many ways, a Virtual CIO is to an IT department as a good college basketball coach is to his team. A great coach can make a good team even better.
A Virtual CIO Draws Up All the Right Plays
A Virtual CIO provides businesses with a strategic plan to gain a technical advantage on network management. A roadmap is critical towards operating your IT department efficiently. Your employees can run around the court like goats with their heads cut off, but under those circumstances, the shot clock is going to run out and nobody will get an open look at the basket. When someone gets into foul trouble, whose coming off the bench with the same energy and effort? A Virtual CIO takes care of all the X’s and O’s.
A Virtual CIO Reports on the Good, the Bad and Ways to Improve
A good halftime speech can really turn around a game, and a Virtual CIO’s quarterly report showcasing network performance can identify flaws in your approach and recommend actionable improvements.
A Virtual CIO Uses Their Past Experiences to Promote Improvements
Most of the best coaches in college basketball were one day players themselves. The best coaches have been around their current team for years, and use their past experiences to get through circumstances they have been through before. A good Virtual CIO knows the ins-and-outs of a network and has seen most things more than once before.
A Virtual CIO has an Impact
A good coach energizes a team and their fan-base. Lacking a CIO slows business growth, increases risk factors and potentially reduces profits.
Crew Chief comes in as your virtual CIO to eliminate these risk factors when you can’t afford a full-time Chief Information Officer.
Move Your Network Beyond Conference Season and Into the Dance
Like a good coach, a Chief Information Officer is critical to both short-term and long-term success.
ThrottleNet’s Crew Chief Virtual CIO is included in Managed Network service suite providing assessments of your current technology, strategic planning, ensuring data integrity and network security, capital planning and investment foresight, recommendations to improve processes and a sound infrastructure.
Does your network need a timeout? We’re the number one seed in Virtual CIO services. Contact us today to learn more.