Virtual CIO/CIO Outsourcing

vCIO is Simplegrid’s service offering focused on providing CIO functionality & value to small & medium sized businesses.

By leveraging the vCIO service, businesses of any size can have an experienced resource available to provide strategic IT analysis and management, without the cost of a full time CIO.

In today’s environment, small & medium size businesses can leverage technology and technology services as an equalizer with larger competitors and as a way to improve service/product delivery.

Simplegrid’s vCIO service includes the following:

  • vCIO Quarterly Account Review
    The vCIO prepares and delivers a report on at most, a quarterly basis, outlining all services performed, current customer business initiatives/projects, timelines/status for existing projects, and recommendations moving forward.
  • Project Ownership
    The vCIO will provide management of IT related projects, focusing on project deliverables and success by “owning” the project and providing a single point of contact and accountability.
  • Strategic Guidance/Planning
    The vCIO will act as a neutral resource to assist in strategic planning and decision making. He/She will also be able to provide annual budgetary numbers for the IT department, and perform negotiations with vendors regarding pricing of new infrastructure or services.
  • Resource Mentorship/Augmentation
    The vCIO will act as a resource to mentor existing internal IT resources. The vCIO can also provide assistance/guidance for areas/times where existing resources have either skillset or availability gaps.

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See what Our Clients have to say:

Simplegrid has primarily focused on saving our organization over 1,000 man hours and $500,000+ in savings.

Simplegrid has been involved with Credit Agricole Corporate Investment Bank since 2010. They have played an important role within our organization and will continue to do so as we move forward.

We have used Simplegrid for many desktop and server engineering efforts. Among other things, Simplegrid has primarily focused on saving our organization time and money by automating many tasks which were performed manually prior to their assistance.

Additionally, Simplegrid has also worked on desktop engineering efforts for both Windows XP and Windows 7. During these efforts, in addition to automating manual tasks, the team also was the lead application packager. Within this role, they not only packaged but also lead a team of individuals to package approx. 150 applications.

The automation scripts Ahsun and his team wrote were primarily to simplify our desktop and server build process for all of North and South America.

We are now using Simplegrid for a messaging DLP (Data Loss/Leakage Protection) project as well as to assist with our Windows Server virtualization/End Of Life project.


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Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank