Information Technology (IT) is a vital component of all businesses, regardless of size, and putting in place the right IT Strategy can make a significant difference in making your business a success. Many small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) don’t have the time or people resources, or the technical knowledge required to make effective long term IT Strategy decisions. But instead, make short-term decisions based on immediate pain points and issues that might have been avoided with an IT Strategy in place.

With the Kriston Technology vCIO Service, we can help you take a step back from the immediate technology issues and look at the larger picture, assess whether you’re using the right technology and tools for the job, and help you put an IT Strategy in place that works for your business and shows measurable improvements and benefits.

What is a virtual CIO?

A virtual Chief Information Officer (vCIO) is Kriston Technology’s answer to providing our clients with the skills they need to put in place an effective IT Strategy aligned to their business goals. Working with the business owner, CEO or Senior Management Team, we can help advise on the many IT challenges and projects SMEs have to navigate.

Typical areas of assistance include:

  • IT Transformation and Strategic Projects
  • Cyber Security and IT Security Reviews
  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning
  • Line of Business Systems
  • IT Life Cycle Planning
  • IT Budgeting and Management
  • Managing Vendor Relationships
  • IT Policy Reviews and Implementation
  • IT Risk Management

Benefits of our vCIO Service:

Our vCIO service goes beyond the traditional realms of Managed Service Providers, by working closely with the senior management team. Essentially, the vCIO will become embedded in the company just like any other member of the team. This allows us to understand your business goals and challenges and enable us to provide the right IT Strategy for your business.

We work with clients of all different shapes and sizes whose core businesses are in many different sectors and verticals. The experience provided by this breadth and depth of knowledge across many different industries allows us to help your business with a solid IT Strategy.

As a Managed Service Provider, we are familiar with a vast array of different IT systems and technologies. We follow the latest industry trends and solutions and can offer practical and innovative solutions that are suitable to help your business grow. Staying on top of new technology is key to identifying relevant solutions to give your business a competitive advantage.

As well as having deep technical knowledge, a vCIO needs to have a good understanding of business management, and with both of these skills in place we can help create a solid and thoughtful IT Strategy that is aligned with your business goals.

We can participate (in person or remotely) in board level, senior management and vendor meetings, either regularly or ad-hoc, to provide an experienced IT perspective on discussions and key decisions.

The service can be delivered as a regular monthly subscription or ad-hoc as and when required.

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Ian Brent-Smith

Powersun Limited

Their response is always prompt and constructive. We feel they have taken the time to understand the constraints of our working environment and offer creative and affordable solutions to our problems .”

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Oxford Citizens Advice Bureau

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Writer, philospher, TV presenter and entrepreneur

I would like to thank Kriston for their professional approach and time spent to ensure we had the correct structure for our move to SharePoint. The implementation was planned and prepared for to the finest detail which meant we were able to continue working without disruption. The support and efficiency that we have received has been second to none. Having Kriston’s support has not only helped our business move quickly on implementing SharePoint, but improved the smooth running of the business on a day to day basis. We cannot recommend them enough. “

Victoria Martinelli

Lemongrass Marketing

The Oxford Trust became Kriston’s client in 2013 and we have been really impressed with their IT services. Their consultants (our special thanks to Jack Cheung) do an excellent job with ongoing IT maintenance and support; they also understand the needs and budgetary constraints of a small charity with suggestions to improve our IT structure and reduce costs at the same time. They recently helped us migrate to the Office 365 and finalised the move during the Covid-19 lock down. Job well done! We would recommend Kriston Technology to anyone looking for quality IT services, delivered in a professional manner. “

Jane Braddock

The Oxford Trust