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95% Of the clients we work with are in desperate need of a virtual CIO.

Dive deeply into building your technology strategy by breaking down the communication gap, reworking business processes, and facilitating technology changes with Dedicated IT's vCIO services.

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Who is it for?

Ideal for large and small organisations

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What is the benefit? 

Cost avoidance of hiring full time CIO & more

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vCIO

Helping organizations rethink the purpose of IT

Whether it's gaining competitive advantage, revenue increasement, budget and expense evaluations or maximizing business continuity, vCIO is the critical point of determining the "right" road map to calibrate how IT is being utilized.

Engagement with C Levels

Link IT systems to business objectives through well thought out exercises 

Decision Making

Deliver deep knowledge of technology trends likely to impact your IT

Planning & Projects

We have a firm grip on IT project planning and management 

Meticulous Detail

Work with our time tested framework for budgeting and expense evaluation

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95% Of the clients we work with are in desperate need of a virtual CIO.

What if your IT vendor or IT staff was better aligned with your business objectives? 

The fact is, not all IT departments are C level executives, or trained to cast vision and eliminate the necessary steps that increase outside the box workflow efficiencies in your organization. This is where we shine.

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  • vCIO
    Framework

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    vCIO Framework makes the process easy

    Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, and Annual objectives will provide an easy to follow logical and process planning context of what's happening and what needs to be done. Our implementation includes, IT & CEO huddles, Management coaching, progress report sessions, project portfolio reviews, quarterly planning, process improvement workshops, delegation sessions, SWOT,  IT strategy planning, more. With the above tasks, we break down the people and processes and provide incredible value.


    Most organizations find our vCIO sessions increase visibility due to our key framework implementation. 

  • Communication
    Sessions

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    Through huddles, we bring it all together.

    Engaging with your IT team weekly, monthly and quarterly keeps them responsible for the day-to-day IT operation, maintenance, support and development on projects. The weekly huddles help them stay focused, aligned and accountable. It also gives management necessary visibility and control over the IT team. CEO Weekly huddle is an alignment session with the CEO and the vCIO. Even though the CEO might not be on the team of any given project, they are involved in key decisions during the project life cycles, so we need to establish clear communication lines with weekly huddles to both facilitate the execution as well as keep them informed.   


    Visibility of what is happening gives context to the why things might not be getting done.

  • Management
    Coaching

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    Management Coaching Sessions

    Executives are often those who need the most coaching and support with technology. Disruptive technologies that change the business landscape are emerging from all directions and can influence strategies or even overall management of the organization. These events help keep executives personally ahead of the curve and more business-technology savvy.   


    How can your management increase efficiency if they do not understand the direction of the technology?

  • Progress
    & Planning

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    Measuring, identifying and planning

    A critical role of a solid IT organization is a Quarterly Execution Plan. Breaking down the annual and operational plan to specific deliverables for the next quarter makes the team accountable and more efficient. We do this by incorporating quarterly planning processes, project progress reports, project specification and delegation sessions, IT strategy planning, IT operational planning, and more.


    Keep your team accountable with monthly report sessions.

  • Various
    Workshops

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    Workshops that drive engagement

    Process Improvement
    Productivity Improvement
    Project Visualization
    Key Annual Project Visualization
    IT Infrastructure Audit
    SWOT Analysis
    Virtual IT Department Evaluation


    Read below the breakdown of each workshop and the incredible 

  • Project
    Management

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    On point, in scope, hitting targets.

    it is critical to visualize the initiatives that will shape the year's development activities. We need to figure out why we want these activities and what we expect they will accomplish. This is where great team collaboration can shine - when the team can express their goal, align on strategy and get invested in the project. Whether your team our ours is providing the efforts to complete projects, vCIO key role keeps it all relevant and to the point to hit any target defined.


    Does your team or vendor have the time or expertise to plan projects through to flawless execution?

  • SWOT &
    Workshops

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    Not your everyday SWOT

    Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats is a classic business strategy creation tool. We've made the exercise even better by adding IT context - This can reveal many business opportunities that can be exploited during the IT Strategy Planning Process, as well as bring to light potential threats. This proactive process makes issues more manageable, opportunities more evident and businesses more competitive.


    SWOT workshops will break down the uninformed, uncommunicated and unorganized issues around technologies in your organization.

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Weekly

  • IT Team Weekly Huddle

    The IT team is responsible for the day-to-day IT operation, maintenance, support and development on projects. The weekly huddles help them stay focused, aligned and accountable. It also gives management necessary visibility and control over the IT team.

  • CEO Weekly Huddle

    Weekly huddle is an alignment session with the CEO and the vCIO. Even though the CEO might not be on the team of any given project, they are involved in key decisions during the project life cycles, so we need to establish clear communication lines with weekly huddles to both facilitate the execution as well as keep them informed.

Monthly

  • Management Coaching Session

    Executives are often those who need the most coaching and support with technology. Disruptive technologies that change the business landscape are emerging from all directions and can influence strategies or even overall management of the organization. These events help keep executives personally ahead of the curve and more business-technology savvy.

  • Progress Report Session

    Quick progress reports are great for keeping a high but still stable pace of execution and raising the sense of priority for particular projects. Like driving in the city, checking for obstacles and tracking the route, the quarterly plan execution will always promote success.

  • Project Portfolio Review

    It is important to review regularly the created project portfolios. We can re-energize slowed projects, eliminate roadblocks on time and have a better understanding of the progress of our initiatives.

Quarterly

  • Quarterly Planning Process

    A critical role of a solid IT organization is a Quarterly Execution Plan. Breaking down the annual and operational plan to specific deliverables for the next quarter makes the team accountable and more efficient. Giving focus to your people will enable them to execute the strategic initiatives within their day-to-day operational whirlwind.

  • Process Improvement Workshop

    Organizations are full of processes that can determine success or failure. Regular review of a critical process is important to keep these processes automated and streamlined. These team events promote best practices and tools for the teams to improve their processes continually.

  • Project Specification and Delegation Session 

    In most cases, for smaller projects, the internal team can execute all the necessary tasks, but they may not have the time or expertise to plan projects through to flawless execution. During the process, the necessary information will be ready and will be delegated to the proper internal resource for execution.

  • Way To Go Award

    During the quarterly planning, we propose a candidate for the “Way to Go Award” for extraordinary achievement. It can be for proactive work, valuable research, leadership or any other value we would like to highlight.

  • Productivity Improvement Workshop 

    Productivity and operational excellence are the surest foundations for maintaining a healthy bottom line. Reviewing the productivity of teams and individuals, the state of communication and tools used is essential for becoming leaner, quicker and staying ahead of the competition.

  • Project Visualization Workshops 

    During the quarterly cycle, it is critical to visualize the initiatives that will shape the year's development activities. We need to figure out why we want these activities, and what we expect they will accomplish. These can be projects already in the plan that need to be made more actionable or urgent, or brand new projects with urgent priority. This is where great team collaboration can shine - when the team can express their goal, align on strategy and get invested.

  • Key Stakeholder Interviews

    We need to seek the input of key stakeholders: COO, CFO, VP of Marketing and the VP of Sales. These people leading the company need a platform with the vCIO to review their needs, discover undiscovered opportunities and discuss ongoing projects under their direction.

Annual

  • IT Strategy Planning Process

    This is the core element of success with technology. The process uses special business opportunity and bottleneck discovery methods to prepare a detailed technology plan that stands as the cornerstone of the execution during the year.

    Add to this the thoughtfully presented documentation, featuring code highlighting, snippets, class customizer explanation and you've got yourself one powerful value package.

  • Key Annual Project Visualization Workshops

    During the annual planning, it is critical to visualize the initiatives that will shape the year's development activities. We need to figure out why we want these activities and what we expect they will accomplish. This is where great team collaboration can shine - when the team can express their goal, align on strategy and get invested in the project.

  • IT Infrastructure Audit Workshop

    The technical assessment is a crucial element of the planning, since so much can change over a year - devices, applications, even people come and go. Reviews of the technical infrastructure such as end user devices, servers, network devices, documentation, performance, warranties and all related applications are a preventative maintenance duty every company should conduct regularly.

  • SWOT Analysis Workshop

    SWOT: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats is a classic business strategy creation tool. Using it in an IT context can reveal many business opportunities that can be exploited during the IT Strategy Planning Process, as well as bring to light potential threats. This proactive process makes issues more manageable, opportunities more evident and businesses more competitive.

  • IT Operational Planning Process

    The IT Operational Plan is an extension of the IT Development Roadmap Process. The roadmap is a generalized spreadsheet of the goals, projects and responsibilities regarding the initiatives needed for the IT strategy. The IT Operational Plan gives more detail at the project level, such as description, benefits and budget.

  • Virtual IT Department Evaluation Workshop - Cut The Fluff

    The "Virtual IT Department" of the company can consist of 50 or more application providers, service providers, vendors and third party companies. It is important to categorize different participants and evaluate their performance regularly. With this evaluation, we can decide whom we can dismiss completely, change for a different vendor, negotiate for a better price or develop a more solid strategic relationship.

Learn how vCIO can make huge impact in your organization.

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