Many organizations hire managed service providers (MSPs) with the intention of retaining the services of a fully-functioning IT department, including a team member who is effectively acting as a virtual Chief Information Officer (vCIO). However, it’s all too common that an MSP advertising vCIO services is actually providing services more akin to those of a Director of IT.
The role of the chief information officer (CIO) is changing in response to the growing digitalization of companies large and small. Without a competent, capable, and knowledgeable CIO — determined by the standards of today and tomorrow — business executives can find themselves struggling to optimize their IT spend and infrastructure in ways that best align with and enable business objectives.
The CIO’s role