Services We Provide
CIO Solutions’ portfolio of services
is designed to fill help business owners and executives achieve
increased alignment and business results from their Information
Technology (IT) investments and operations.
Talented professionals will work with
your company to deliver tailored consulting solutions from the
following service areas.
Interim and part time on
site CIO Services.
and IT Strategic Planning.
IT Governance and Business
IT Investment Evaluation
and Validation (IV&V).
Interim and Part Time CIO Services
Many organizations have a need for
professional IT management to lead special projects, to provide
temporary IT executive leadership during recruitment efforts, or on
a part time permanent basis. We can provide access to seasoned
professionals who have been leading IT executives or former CIO's.
An interim or part time CIO, is a
consultant serving in the role of a technology officer to a company
on a short term or as-needed basis. A company may hire us full time
for a number of months (typically three to six), for a few hours
each month, or for several hours each week.
Enterprise Architecture (EA) and IT Strategic Planning
Information technology (IT) executives
are pressured to control costs, improve services, align IT
investments with corporate objectives and maintain robust internal
controls. In addition, they must leverage emerging technologies to
open new service opportunities and facilitate long-term growth.
Enterprise architecture provides a
model of the enterprise. It provides guides for combining the four
major architectural perspectives: business, application,
information, and technology, into a comprehensive enterprise
architecture plan that will be adaptable to your future needs. The
plan includes portfolios for infrastructure and applications
investment as well as standards, guidelines, and procedures that are
needed to implement IT alignment and agility.
IT Governance and Business Alignment
IT governance involves the recognition
of the strategic value of IT and how, when properly implemented,
will ensure a synergy between IT investment and operation with the
expectations of the business.
IT governance is involved with:
that facilitate constructive relationships and effective
communications with and between IT, the business, and external
Creating aligning between
IT strategy and business strategy.
Developing IT agility for
the rapid response to changing business demands.
Implementation of an IT
control framework which provides measurement of IT performance and
Implementation of IT
governance strategies that create business focused alignment of your
IT acquisitions and implementations.
Enterprise Portfolio Management (EPM)
Enterprise Portfolio Management is a
process of actively identifying, prioritizing, and managing the
organizations IT investments and implementation activities. While
EPM principles and practices can be implemented with your current
project activity, it is the delivery arm of an enterprise
architecture program with the goal of ensuring the value proposition
of your IT investments and project activity while reducing or
eliminating project failure.
CIO Solutions will work with your
organization to implement EPM strategies and disciplines which will
bring synergy between the implementation plans and the ever changing
demands of the business activity.
IT Investment Evaluation and Selection
Investment in IT resources should not
be left to whim or politics, but should be based on specific
requirements and criteria for suitability, performance, cost, vendor
support, and long term viability. CIO Solutons can help with your technology
selections by providing an independent, object assembly of the
business requirements and selection criteria. Then we can provide an
unbiased evaluation of products and vendors. Let us help with your
RFP development and proposal evaluations.
Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V)
Independent Verification and
Validation describes the process of verifying a vendor's adherence
to the requirements of a project and the level of completeness and
consistency of each step to support the next step of the project,
and validating resulting product performs up to expectation and
specifications by an organization other than the original
Some of the benefits of an IV&V are:
A more objective
assessment of a projects progress and completeness of deliverables.
Early detection and
remediation of errors and omissions.
Closer adherence to stated
goals and objectives.