You will benefit from Polar Systems’ vCIO expertise no matter your size or need.   The following components may be included in your custom engagement:

Strategic Planning & Technology Roadmap Design – We bring vCIO expertise, thought leadership and planning to align your organization’s goals and IT strategy. Tools such as technology roadmaps and strategic plans show measureable metrics such as a reduction in IT spend or creating competitive advantages.

Business Continuity Planning – The Business Continuity Planning component identifies an organization’s exposure to internal and external threats and synthesizes hard and soft assets to provide effective prevention and recovery for the organization, while maintaining competitive advantage and value system integrity.

IT Budget Development and Management – Your vCIO will develop and manage a budget that respects the current needs of the organization while balancing spend on future improvements.

IT Vendor Sourcing and Management – We incorporate a holistic approach to vendor sourcing, selection and management to optimize productivity and financial value from 3rd party relationships.

IT Contract Negotiations and Management – Polar Systems utilizes our experience in software & hardware contract negotiations to ensure maximum value from your vendors and partners.

IT Department Service Level Agreement (SLA) Development and Management – Service-level agreements using standards from the Information Technology Information Library (ITIL) guide are implemetned to clarify responsibilities and manage expectations and performance.

IT Department Staff Performance Management and Skill Development – Overall department accuracy and output are improved via expert management delivery. All-encompassing outsourced IT staff performance management or existing IT manager performance improvement is provided.

Internal and External Organization Stakeholder Engagement – Your Polar Systems vCIO acts as focal point for managing relationships from the IT organization to senior-level management plus public engagement, if required.

IT Policy Development & Review – A governance mechanism, to ensure department and program goals are met, is developed.

Please call us at 503-775-4110 or email today to learn more of how Polar Systems’ vCIO services can help.

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