Services

CIO as a Service

Our consultants  have substantial specific experience providing IT services to emerging as well as small and mid-size companies. Past career successes have enabled us to offer executive level services to companies looking to take advantage of the benefits of a strategically focused IT function without  incurring the high costs associated with a full-time CIO.
 

By “sharing” an experienced, effective CIO with other organizations, it is possible for a company to derive the benefits of a highly capable employee, without having to bear the full burden of the costs.

 

IT Strategy

    

With the growth of technologies such as Cloud Computing, Software as a Service (SaaS), Managed Services, etc. there are a dizzying Array of choices with unclear ROI and potentially significant impact on an organization.


With an equal focus on technology and business, CIO Options can either work with you to develop a comprehensive strategic plan for evaluating and integrating these technologies, or evaluate your current plan.


CIO Options IT strategy consulting services can include any or all of the following:

->IT/Business Alignment Assessment

->IT Applications Portfolio Assessment

->IT infrastructure / Security Assessment

->IT Spending and Benchmarking

CISO as a Service

  

Our CISO as a Service offering provides all of the key services that a full-time CISO would provide for your business. This includes executive team alignment to address security matters, security process creation and implementation, product design and implementation services, and marketing and sales activities. We understand “the cloud” and its unique security requirements. We will learn your business requirements and domain specific security threats and will work with you and your team to enable you to be more successful in ensuring confidentiality, integrity, and availability of your systems and information.


Representative engagements include:

-> Interim or Part-time CISO

->Cybersecurity Risk Assesment

->Cybersecurity Project Work

Data Privacy

  

Perhaps the only thing that has changed as dramatically as technology over the past decade is compliance regulation. Organizations have to spend ever increasing amounts of effort to address these mandates, often causing IT departments to become distracted from addressing core business needs.

CIO Options consultants have the skills and experience necessary to make your management of the regulatory environment as painless as possible. Specific expertise includes: 


  • Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) Compliance      
  • SAS (70)
  • PCI Compliance 
  • HIPAA Compliance 
  • Massachusetts Privacy Law  Compliance 
  • GDPR

IT Diligence

  

IT diligence can address both internal and external issues.

From an internal perspective it is important to be able to identify and mitigate your business’ exposure to risk, whether it's uncertainty in the marketplace, control failures, natural disasters, or deliberate attacks from an adversary, CIO Options' consultants and partners offer a variety of services to you reduce your exposure. Services include: 


  • Information Technology Risk .
  • Assessment 
  • Fraud Prevention and Investigation 
  • Network Security Reviews 

Additionally, proper IT diligence work during a merger or acquisition can significantly increase the probability that the transaction will more quickly provide the anticipated ROI. Through the upfront evaluation of a company's IT environment CIO Options can identify operational synergies, potential compliance issues and assess the degree of alignment between IT systems and applications and the strategic goals of the business. 

Additional Service Examples

   

  • Business Continuity Planning
  • Interim CIO services – intended to cover an unexpected vacancy or transition period
  • IT Project Management and Oversight
  • Software Package /Technology Evaluation
  • Software Implementation Management  (ERP, Financials, CRM) 
  • Cloud Computing Migration 
  • Cloud ROI Analysis
  • SaaS ROI
  • Integration of SaaS Applications
  • IT “Wellness Check”. (Financial, Operational, Technology, Controls) 
  • IT Process Design, Standards, Methodologies, Policies
  • Sourcing and Procurement 
  • Vendor Management 
  • Business Process Re-engineering
  • Post Acquisition Integration 
  • Data Center Move Management
  • Applications Development