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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