What is a virtual CIO?
An Emerging Phenomenon in IT Leadership
A virtual CIO (vCIO) is a dedicated resource who serves as a Chief Information Officer on a flexible basis, often performing their duties remotely, and engaged on a part-time/fractional schedule. Their primary role is to formulate strategic IT goals for your organization, and then manage an IT strategy and budget that meets those goals.
We strongly suggest hiring a vCIO through a reputable IT consulting firm which specializes in these services, and not a managed service provider (MSP) or other IT services company for which it is a “side” offering.
Why the Virtual CIO directory?
With the increase in Virtual CIO engagements during the Covid pandemic, and the increase in support/hosting companies offering services under this label, the need for a directory of this kind increased. Bringing together a listing of firms which specialize in Virtual CIO services hopefully helps organizations in the market for these services to make more informed choices than a simple internet search would enable.