All the advantages of a technology Executive for your business, on your terms. What you want, when you want, how you want and within your budget—a modern CIO, and more.
The Chief Information Officer (CIO) has business-wide impact—technology and information underpin much of what organisations do today. That’s a lot of responsibility, and some big expectations.
CIO’s will drive your technology strategy, counsel C-suite peers on technology-driven innovations, manage budgets and people. And then, link it all back to your business objectives and gain buy-in from the rest of the organisation. They are the executive-level interface between the technology department and the rest of your business.
That’s why CIO’s command some of the largest salaries across industries—and have some of the shortest tenures within the C-suite. High turnover and high cost can leave your business unable to benefit from having a stable, present, responsive CIO guiding your technology and information.
When you need the expertise and smarts of a senior technology leader, but don’t want to commit to a full-time, in-house CIO, Asta’s ‘CIO service’ will fill your Executive gap—on demand..
Our CIO as a Service provides you with:
Rough Order of Magnitude savings from rationalisation and simplification
Comprehensive stocktake of technology
IT systems risk evaluation
Business strategy IT enablers and requirements
Identification of limitations and constraints
Current and future needs analysis
System suitability assessment with alternatives
High-level IT requirements and drivers
Delivery of a high-level program of work including indicative pricing
Prioritised list of recommendations
We’ll become part of the team so we can find out everything there is to know about how your business works.
Taking a big-picture approach, we’ll understand how your day-to-day aligns to what you’re trying to achieve.
Now that we know more about you and your overarching goals, we’ll assess whether anything in your IT needs to change to support your future state.
You’ll receive a series of realistic, clear deliverables within a proposed program of work. We’ll present this to you, along with our other outputs.
Minimise your overhead costs by only paying for what you need, when you need it. We’ll work closely with you to provide the right CIO to fit your business and your budget. With our CIO as a Service you’ll get an experience CIO, without the ongoing cost – giving you the freedom and flexibility to invest a six-figure salary elsewhere in your business.
Access to top talent
When you’re serious about your organisation’s technology and data, you’ll be on the lookout for serious talent. Using our CIO service, instead of hiring a full-time executive, means you’ll have access to individuals with diverse skills across the technology space. You’ll get the talent and experience you need on demand, a customised fit for your business.
Stop CIO role churn
Chief Information Officers have one of the fastest turnovers in all C-suite roles. Due to the high pressure of role responsibilities and the rapidly evolving internal and external tech environments, it’s a position with continual ‘churn’. Avoiding fast turnover in a role that has a business-wide impact won’t only benefit the technology aspects of your business. Using CIO as a Service simplifies your HR management, streamlines your executive team and allows you to focus on the plan, not a person.
Reduce business risk
When you’re not reliant on a single individual for all the expertise and knowledge of your company’s IT infrastructure, strategy and operations, you’re significantly reducing your business risk. In today’s continually changing workplaces, with rapidly evolving technology, it makes sense to remove as much risk in this area as you can.
Stay on the front foot
The expertise and skills you require from your CIO are likely to change over time. An external CIO service will change in sync with the shifting needs of your business which means you’ll always be on the front foot when it comes to your technology. An Asta CIO is an experienced IT manager with infrastructure, application and vendor management history, who’ll also be connected to the specialist talent of the wider Asta team.
It’s becoming more common for businesses to actively choose not to hire an in-house Chief Information Officer role. But you still want expertise, value and individuals you can trust and rely on to get the job done, which is where we come in.
When you need a partner to fill the gap in your executive team, we have a valuable team of experts across end-to-end IT ready for you. Already trusted with IT, our streamlined CIO solution gives you innovative next-gen thinking, leading technology expertise and broad, yet deep knowledge and understanding of enterprise IT.
Our service allows you to scale up and down a CIO role as your business requires it. A completely flexible, independent solution for you, when and how you need. We’ll completely customise a service to your preferences— ongoing or one-off, short-term projects or a longer-term partnership.
Our technology principles, solutions and thinking will always be about more than your computers and systems. We’ve built our business around a relentless focus on people—our clients and our employees. You can trust that your people will remain at the core of our CIO service with a single, highly experienced Asta expert dedicated to your business.