There may be times when you find your existing IT staff needs help for a specific project or implementation, for IT support coverage or for consulting on the latest technologies. It’s important to look for someone who will listen first and help you make good decisions. You want a consulting company that fully understands the direction you want to take and that will make recommendations based not only on your current needs but on anticipated future needs. POWERNET CIO Consulting Solutions works in the management structure to assist where it will give you the greatest leverage and provides advice and skills you need to get where you want to go quickly, on-schedule, and on-budget.
The role of the modern CIO is changing. No longer simply focused on key IT infrastructure, the new CIO is concerned with corporate data, the convergence of business requirements, and available marketplace technologies. Faced with a flood of new technology and managed services residing outside the walls of the enterprise, today's CIO is taking on a more substantial role in strategic vendor management. The days of large internal IT groups with application developers on hand have passed, as most organizations opt for leveraging a best-of-breed combination of external vendors.
To support this change, CIOs are building teams of business-literate liaisons to work closely with corporate stakeholders to match business needs with evolving marketplace technologies. The CIO is building a fabric of solutions, focusing on the enterprise data layer that enables accurate and timely data to flow to executives and key stakeholders in order to support faster and better decision making. To fully commit to this wave of change, the CIO has become engrossed in mobile technologies, supporting the overall shift to a more portable workforce. Managing your information technology operations can be a challenge. But sometimes the challenge is just a temporary situation, with typical scenarios such as these:
You can’t just throw hardware, software or dollars at the problem. It’s more than just “keeping the lights on.” You need someone to manage your information technology (IT) from a business perspective.
IT’s not about the technology. IT’s about the business. That’s why POWERNET offers the CIO Services program. CIO Services from POWERNET can provide both tactical and strategic support to business leaders and CIOs who need an extra set of hands. Or, for businesses that have a temporary gap in their IT leadership, our interim CIO services can provide the complete day-to-day CIO function on a short- or medium-term basis.
Delivering Strategic and Tactical Support for Business and IT Executives
The POWERNET CIO Services are for business and IT leaders who need trusted, expert “boots on the ground” to help run their IT operations. To that end, the CIO Services goals are to:
Working with IT leadership, we provide expert, independent evaluation, analysis and recommendations for your IT operations.
Working with your business leaders and IT staff, we perform the day-to-day functions of a CIO in your organization.
Evaluation and analysis covers:
Functions can include management of:
Unlike other IT consulting firms, our focus is on helping your business grow through planning and leadership. Our staff has been there and done it. In industries from finance and healthcare, to information technology and higher-ed, we bring decades of industry knowledge and executive-level IT experience.
We know that not every CIO or VP of IT has 20+ years of executive IT experience. That's why we also provide ongoing executive-level mentoring to bring your leadership team up to speed. POWERNET CIO Advisory Consulting Solutions provides strategic and advisory services that enable organizations to achieve their IT goals and objectives, including aligning IT and corporate strategy, redesigning technology architecture, and transforming IT operating models. Our services encompass a complete set of foundational components that enable an effective IT transformation, including:
Our experienced professionals work with Owners, CEOs, CIOs and IT executives through the IT lifecycle to define strategy, manage system architecture, and measure results to maximize value and enable enhanced business performance.
LEADERSHIP: Decades of CIO / executive experience and modern best practices
COST EFFECTIVE: Understand how to best utilize your technology spend
GROWTH FOCUSED: We build IT departments that scale with your business
RESULTS ORIENTED: Technology must drive profit and value of the business
Global IT spending is increasing every year as digital transformation is spreading. IT budget allocation and steering is now key for large caps. CIOs are no longer merely service providers, but have to act as strategic partners. Whereas IT Departments remain an effective lever for business efficiency improvement, CIOs must go further and take risks in order to create value. At the same time, IT ecosystem complexity is increasing. The hype curve is promising, bringing in new players. Can we be leaders and implement new state-of-the-art solutions?
Our CIO Advisory Consulting Solutions focus on helping Owners, CEOs, CIOs in corporate functions and their specific departments: IS Strategy, IT provider management, business management, and innovation for both build and run activities. In addition, this practice can help key IT sponsors within business units, local IT departments and/or IT services in other corporate functions such as finance, HR and procurement. CIOs: we can help speed up your transformation to keep up with the fast-changing environment!
CIO Management Advisory Consulting is intelligently priced at $2,700. This Concierge CIO solutions for 2 hours per month for 6 months! Includes an auto-renewable options for longer periods of times.
Are you concerned that your current technology system could be making your business operations more complicated than necessary? POWERNET's Concierge CIO Solutions can simplify your business, and help take your mind off of technology issues and problems. We use our knowledge to your advantage, and ensure your technology issues become a thing of the past.
POWERNET's Concierge CIO Solutions is an affordable way to leverage the critical knowledge of IT professionals without taking on the salary commitment these in-demand experts command. Even if your organization already has an on-staff CIO or CTO, let POWERNET's Concierge CIO Solutions help you supplement your IT capabilities and create a knowledge base that is much more than the sum of its parts. POWERNET's Concierge CIO Solutions can be provided on-site or as virtual support with direct access to strategic level executives.
Your Concierge CIO is an experienced IT executive that helps an organization navigate through a period of transition or change. These executives are engaged by companies on a temporary basis for 3 - 12 months or even on a interim CIO for consulting level CIO to assist the owner or CEO with their IT. At the end of this period the Concierge CIO provides a seemless transition to the company's full-time CIO. Your POWERNET Concierge CIO may be engaged in the following circumstances:
With today’s job market and fast-moving technology, your POWERNET Concierge CIO will help you manage your way through the strategy and execution of cloud-based initiatives, collaboration, virtualization, security, and streamlining of your business process. The result? More productivity, increased marketplace agility, and big-picture corporate goals become achievable. Your POWERNET Concierge CIO gives you the ability to seize opportunities quickly…opportunities you may only get once.
Executive Concierge CIO Consulting is intelligently priced at $5,550. This Concierge CIO solutions for 5 hours per month for 6 months! Includes an auto-renewable options for longer periods of times.
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