If you’ve ever played one of those games like, Risk or Battleship, you know that the more strategic you are with each move, the better chance you have at winning by the end of the game. Hiring a business consultant or IT consultant such as a Virtual CIO can give you all the advantages, when it comes to your company, to give you the winning edge over your competition.
In our last blog, we talked about how successful businesses are already in the habit of hiring an outside advisor for the job of CIO and that going virtual can help cut the cost of having a full-time staff member. A Virtual CIO (Chief Information Officer) is competent in so many areas, including strategic business planning, which is just another reason why incorporating one in to your company is such a fantastic idea. Strategic planning allows you to use your data effectively and intelligently. It’s almost like being able to see both sides of the board in the game of Battleship. You have all the data you need to make intelligent decisions on where your next missiles are going so you can sink your opponent’s ships and submarines to win the game.
World domination can be yours by producing the right actions to shape and guide the goals of your organization! A Virtual CIO will assist you by developing a business strategy that will align technology with your business model to help you get the most out of your resources, and then continue to check on milestones and goals to keep up your momentum. Having someone in this role helps you stay accountable for the goals you’ve set forth for your company which means no one can sink your battleship!