A vCTO (Virtual Chief Technology Officer) is that C-Level tech executive you need without having to pay that executive salary. As a part-time member of your team, you have the power of their knowledge at your disposal. These 5 key vCTO tasks will transform the way you do tech.
Deliver a 3-Year Strategic Plan
Your vCTO is responsible for creating a guiding plan to facilitate technology. This will lay out your investments in and around the business for the next three years. When you’re able to see the whole picture, you can balance your investments and project priorities. If tradeoffs have to be made, this is a way to visualize them.
Review IT Maturity
Your vCTO will create a report to show you how your organization stacks up to the competition. They will use other companies of similar size and in the same or similar industry.
Annual IT Opportunity Assessment
Reevaluating your position in sales, finance, and operations is just part of the package when you have a VCTO. For each major operational unit, they will answer this all-important question, “are we using technology to drive innovation and efficiency?”
Annual Software Analysis
Each year, a high-level review of your investments in tech platforms will be done. Are these platforms still effective? This review could save you time and money.
Compliance & Security Interface
The big one – compliance and security. Both are essential to your success and both can be a bear to manage. With a vCTO on your team, you can sit back and relax knowing you will have all the information you need to make the right decisions in both of these areas.
Think of everything else you can do without these responsibilities on your plate. When you have all of the information you need to make the right tech decisions, your company can become more efficient and more effective.
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