Fractional CIO Services

Fractional CIO Services

Does your organization lack experience with certain key Information and Data Security roles?
Could your business benefit from outside perspective for its Information and Technology functions?
Does your business need to add leadership skills and industry knowledge in Information and Data Security
Could your business benefit from an extra set of hands to free up key Technology leadership? 

If the answer to any of the above is yes, Valenta Fractional CIO services could be an ideal solution.

Valenta Fractional or Interim CIO Services

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Many companies encompass all Information and Data Security functions in the CIO role. In today’s Information Economy data and documents are the life blood of many businesses. Additionally, the security of that information and data is paramount. This makes the role of the CIO crucial. At Valenta we specialize in providing services to midsized companies and small businesses. We have assisted many Information and Technology departments. Our Fractional or Interim CIO is one more way that we can help our clients operate efficiently and effectively. A Fractional CIO can fill a critical role for businesses for the short term. Our services can also be part time and can be part time for a long term time frame if required. 

A Fractional CIO can help your Business With

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  • Security Strategy
  • Business Continuity
  • Risk Assessment
  • Data Analysis
Business-Intelligence
  • Business Intelligence Strategy
  • Data Architecture
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Review
Content-Analysis
  • Applications Roadmaps
  • Application Selection
  • Workflow Design and Strategy
  • Operations Streamlining

What can a Fractional CIO do for your business?

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Intelligent management of an organization’s Information and Data is of vital importance these days. Data Security is critical too. Nearly all companies need the role of a CIO to be filled, yet not every company or business fills the role. Large enterprises and the Fortune 1000 typically staff this position. Midsized enterprises and small businesses often struggle to secure CIOs. A Fractional or Interim CIO can fill this important role economically and flexibly. 

Fractional CIO Deliverables

Preventing data breaches and being able to leverage all the information that companies today collect as part of their day to day activities are two deliverables a Fractional CIO can bring to the table. A Fractional CIO or a CIO as a service engagement can help reduce IT security budgets and detect and fix infrastructure and information vulnerabilities. CIO as a service engagements can also be leveraged for the cloudification of a business and the move of many of its business functions and workflows to SaaS providers. Many SMBs can struggle with these types of migrations but a Fractional CIO can be a steady hand to guide them through these transitions. 

Valenta Approach to Fractional CIO Services

We take the following approach to every Fractional or Interim CIO engagement and provide lasting benefits to our clients Technology, Information and Data Security departments. 

Access

Assess – When we start an engagement for a CIO we speak with all stakeholders, understand where your Information and Data Security departments is today, and document “as is” processes and workflows.

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Recommend – Based on assessment of your Information and Technology organizations we will recommend best practices specific to your business and competitive landscape and advise best courses of action. 

 

Prioritize

Prioritize – We will rank and determine priority actions and the highest value opportunities to optimize your business and the Information and Data Security workflows.   

Impelement

Execute – We will work with your organization to implement and execute any recommendations and best practices based on prioritization. 

Analyze, consistency

Consistency – It is our goal to produce stable and predictable results for Technology, Information and Data Security functions. 

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Repeatability – We will ensure that processes, deliverables, and workflows are repeatable, well understood and documented. 

We will help provide long term optimization and growth for a business’s Technology, Information and Data Security activities. 

What Can Your Business Expect From a Valenta Fractional or Interim CIO?

A business can expect the below from Valenta Fractional and Interim CIO services :

  • Reasonable costs and fees for CIO services determined up front.
  • Experienced executives in the area of Information and Data Security.
  • A continuous improvement approach for Information and Data Security.
  • Documented and repeatable processes that your organization can implement and maintain for Information and Technology infrastructure and platforms.

Benefits of Fractional CIOs

There are many benefits of bringing on board a Fractional or Interim CIO to assist a business with Information and Data Security.  Some of those benefits include the following :

  • The terms of a Fractional or Interim CIO engagement can be flexible in regard to time. The length of an agreement and the hours per week or month are tailored to meet the needs of every business.
  • A Fractional CIO will bring a fresh perspective and come with real world Information and Technology experience.
  • Most Fractional Executives have vetted relationships with other business services provided for staff augmentation, outsourcing, technology consulting, and managed services.
  • There are no long term employment contracts, bonus structures or equity positions to negotiate with our Fractional and Interim CIOs

When does a Fractional CIO Make Sense?

A Fractional CIO can be an excellent option for a variety of business scenarios.  Situations we have frequently seen and where we have provided services include :

  • Current Information, Data Security, and Technology leadership is not up to the task and needs to be replaced.
  • Current Information and Technology leadership is struggling and needs a qualified and skilled coach and mentor.
  • Current leadership is strong operationally or with specific domain expertise but lack strategic thinking and do not have a broad range of experiences to draw upon.
  • Current leadership has strategic vision but can’t be free from day to day requirements. They need qualified Technology, Information and Data Security leaders to delegate responsibility to.
  • A current operating model has reached capacity and leadership needs to take a step back and level up.
  • There is an immediate CIO vacancy that needs to be filled while a longer term leader for the Information and Technology Department is secured.

How to Start the Process to Engage a Fractional CIO?

Defining a Scope of Work and the needs of your Information and Data Security department is always the best first step.  We are here to discuss our CIO services at your convenience.  After exploration if a match is established, we will identify and define the exact role.  During discovery in addition to scope we can define time frame and the dedicated hours and days required per month.  All aspects of our Interim or Fractional CIO engagements can be flexible, customizable, and scalable.

We look forward to assisting your business and Information and Data Security team.
An Interim or Fractional CIO are excellent options for SMBs, startups, businesses in transition and growth mode.
Please reach out to us here to continue discussions. 

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