Senior technology leader responsible for technology investment and strategy, reporting to the CEO or similar; usually in a non-technology organization.
All but the smallest of organizations can benefit from the advice and expertise of a CIO. What varies is the amount of time and the length of time needed. Explore Virtual, Fractional, and Interim roles below.
Managed cloud services provide partial or complete cloud management for public environments, as well as Hybrid IT . Each managed cloud service provider (MCSP) offers a different value, taking care of certain aspects. MCSP responsibilities may include migration, optimization, security, configuration, and optimization. Typical advantages of MCSPs are resource optimization, cloud integration, and flat, predictable spending. However, MCSPs costs are often high, performance is not ideal, and multi-tenancy may lead to data protection issues.
With technology now critical to helping drive corporate strategy and ensuring its success, today’s CIO is fast becoming the new corporate “rock star,” as well as an advocate for change, corporate transformation and the realities of what new technologies can do. But technology investments don’t always achieve the expected benefits, and companies are finding that harnessing technology to fuel innovation is a major challenge.