Are you looking for a CIO?

04.18.2017

When you talk about the C-Suite, everyone typically thinks of the CEO and CFO, as these are two of the more public c-suite roles. But there are more members on these teams who’s roles are equally, and sometimes more, important. Today we’re are going to talk about the CIO, or Chief Information Officer.

A Chief Information Officer is in charge of information technology¬†strategy and the computer systems required to support the organization’s unique objectives and goals.¬†In the mid-80s this role was primarily responsible for learning about new technology and maintaining it in organizations. Now that technology plays such a prominent role in day to day activities and business, the role has changed drastically.

The CIO is responsible for knowing about technology and determining the best technological tools that will support operational efficiency and growth. As companies transition their mindsets to view technology as less of a tool and more of a strategy, the CIO role will make or break a company’s ability to compete in today’s marketplace.

According to SearchCIO, a very high-level definition describes CIO as “a job title commonly given to the person responsible for the information technology and computer systems that support company goals.” It is the CIO’s job to innovate, collaborate, balance the IT budget and motivate IT staff.

Datasmith wants to be your organization’s CIO. We understand that it’s not feasible for every company to employee a full time CIO. We also understand how much pressure this role assumes. At Datasmith our sole focus is on technology. Whether it’s learning about new solutions, maintaining certifications, or crafting customized plans, it’s all we do. Here’s a quick glimpse at what we provide:

  1. Managed Service Plans
    How many vendors currently provide IT solutions for your company? Does it take 4 phone calls to solve one problem? Datasmith provides Managed Service plans. What is a MSP? It’s a one stop shop for all your IT solutions. We will learn your business operations, goals, and strategy and recommend a customized plan that will support your goals. If anything goes wrong, you have a question or concern, it’s one phone call to get to us.
  2. The Cloud
    It seems we cannot go one day without hearing about The Cloud. The cloud is here and here to stay. Keeping up with the cloud is no small task. We have engineers who’s sole focus is on staying up to date with cloud solutions. Datasmith is your cloud expert. We take all the cloud information and recommend cloud based solutions that work for your business.
  3. 24/7 Support
    All of our clients have access to our 24/7 Emergency Support line. No matter what time your business operates, we will have a support option for you. Also, all of our Managed Service plans provide onsite, monthly support, so you will see us in your office.
  4. Quarterly Business Reviews
    The main role of a CIO is to evaluate your current technology against your organization’s goal. This means that your technology and IT solutions will need to change and adapt to meet your business’ needs. Datasmith conducts quarterly business reviews to check-in and see how things are going. This is a chance for us to evaluate how our recommended solutions are supporting your current business operations. We will also discuss any new initiatives or directions to add or adapt any solutions.

The CIO will be one of the most critical roles for any organization to have. This role will be responsible for improving efficiency and effectiveness throughout all levels of the organization. Datasmith wants to be your CIO. Contact us to schedule your free introductory interview and we’ll show you how we can help your organization achieve its goals.

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