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In my recent blog post, Is Your Business A Good Fit for a vCIO? I talked about the reasons you’d want to engage a virtual CIO. If you discovered, yes your business would be a great fit, where do you go from there? How do you hire the right virtual CIO?
If you’re using a managed service or consulting firm, you wouldn’t have to spend enormous time vetting a vCIO, but you still need to be aware of what qualities you need to look for. Here are some qualities of a great vCIO:
Once you’ve established that your business is a good fit for a vCIO and you understand the qualities needed in a vCIO, you need to make a decision.
In my experience, the best way to approach a vCIO service is to first have an honest chat with your C-Suite to find out what your actual business needs are and if a vCIO would be the right choice. Aligning what type of vCIO service and the goals of your business are the bests ways to add value and achieve the business outcomes you are seeking.