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The Definition of a vCIO (Virtual CIO) [In Under 100 Words]

August 29th, 2018 | 1 min. read

By Keven Ellison


A vCIO, also known as a Virtual CIO (Chief Information Officer) is a consultant, a third-party, or business that offers a service (part-time person) to fulfill the role as a conventional CIO. This service helps businesses that can’t afford the salary and benefits for a full time executive. A vCIO usually works remotely and provides support in developing a technology roadmap, review and maintenance of IT infrastructure, vendor management, new technology recommendations, etc. cost of all, a vCIO provides  IT expertise and leadership. A vCIO can be a competitive advantage of SMBs (small to medium sized businesses) to support growth.

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Keven Ellison

Over the last 20+ years, Keven has had a passion in all areas of traditional and digital marketing. His main focus is how the consumer or decision makers see brands in order to develop successful programs to meet them on their turf. Prior to AIS, Keven has held senior marketing and communication posts in Financial Services, Technology, Communications, Biotech, and Lead Generation industries from start-ups to privately held and public companies. Today, he’s building a team to support the growth of AIS to become a leading brand in office technology. When not working, Keven can be found hacking his house, life, and those around him to make everything around him a better world. He volunteers his time as a Board Member for United States Diving and Ad Fontes Media.