Most commitments to consultants involve hiring them for a specific project or need. For companies whose technology needs are less specific or occasional in nature, JLS Technology offers the CIO On Demand (Virtual/Fractional CIO) service.
For the small and medium businesses evaluating new technologies or increasing the role of technology in their operation, the most important first step is information. Relying on the vendor’s “Blue Sky” marketing, often leads to the purchase of a product that doesn’t completely fit your needs. A custom proprietary product can result in both cost and time overruns. The vendor is always going to tell you what you want to hear. You need an advocate that questions the ability of the vendor to deliver.
On a day to day basis, you might come across software or hardware that seems to address exactly what you need. Issues come up, meetings commence, and somehow that technology solution gets lost. Even if you have an IT Manager/Director, their time may be too valuable to research new technologies. Further, you might be satisfied with where you are today, but not so sure about preparing for tomorrow. A fresh perspective, armed with experience and knowledge of what works and what doesn’t, can help you plot your future.
CIO On Demand addresses the short-term technology questions and issues by securing my services in small economical blocks. By using this service, you retain our services for a set number of hours, anytime they are needed. JLS Technology’s response is immediate and the CIO On Demand client is given first priority.
In the past, JLS Technology has advised investors on the viability of business strategies of technology companies they are interested in. JLS Technology has advised on where technology can help them and when to leave well enough alone. Be it a 15 minute discussion, to an extensive evaluation of a company and their products, JLS Technology provides an unbiased opinion on the best use of technology.
CIO On Demand uses time blocks to establish a straightforward cost consideration for our services. A pay-as-you-go system might incur more expense than intended, and a monthly retainer would not allow for the fluxuation of time spent each month. By securing a set amount of time, you can manage your costs better; you know up front the commitment to me.
CIO On Demand includes an introductory free first hour so that we can discuss your company, it’s successes and goals, and what you hope to gain by retaining our services.
For more information about this service, please email, including a little about your company and what you hope to gain by utilizing CIO On Demand(Virtual/Fractional CIO).