CIO Options, LLC

 expertise in addressing the unique technology needs of small, emerging and mid-size companies 

CIO as a Service


The Dilemma

 The Chief Information Officer's (CIO) role is not to perform technology services directly, but to understand an organization’s needs and find solutions that align with the strategic business goals and tactical requirements. In short, the CIO enables the IT function to expand beyond daily problem solving and towards supporting the strategic needs of the corporation. 


There are differences between the skills required to be an effective CIO in a smaller company and those required to succeed in a large one. An effective small/mid-size company CIO has to have experience and be comfortable working in an environment where resources are constrained. 



While both large and small companies need the strategic “view to the future” required for an effective IT organization, many feel they are not ready or able to make the necessary investment.

By providing a shared resource (a "fractional CIO" or CIO as a Service ), CIO Options can provide that expertise to companies not yet ready to make the full time investment. 

Why Us?

Business mentors are key—that’s why when it comes to client selection, we’re choosy. We want to give each of you the time and guidance they deserve. We didn’t get there alone. And neither will you. Call us today.

Potential Deliverables


Technology as a Differentiator


· Software Selection

· Systems Architecture

· Mergers & Acquisitions

· Multi-Year Strategy & Planning

· International Expansion

· Project Management 

· Software Evaluation / Implementation (e.g. ERP, CRM)

Efficient Operations


· Compliance / Regulatory

· Business Continuity

· Service Delivery

· Initiative Management

· Organizational Evaluation

· SLA & Service Definitions

· Budgeting

Benefits of a CIO as a Service (Fractional CIO)


Reduce costs & improve performance

Alignment of IT to business needs

Modernization roadmap (ex: cloud, SAAS, integration)