Commercially savvy businesses know that the overhead of executive team members can be exorbitant. This burden can feel even more risky if the executive is an unknown resource, that will take the business months to determine the effectiveness of. Hiring a fractional Chief Information Officer (CIO) is a way to have the expertise and capabilities that come with a technological officer without the risks of hiring a full time permanent leader. This is even more appealing for companies that aren’t ready for a full time leader, but still need the expertise that a seasoned IT Executive offers.
Routine infrastructure requirements are demanding and migration to cost-effective technologies and strategies are paramount.
An effective IT Strategy led by a seasoned IT executive will maximize efficiency and optimize business operations. Silver Linings specializes in providing sophisticated technological strategies and leadership that allow businesses to thrive.
Our high level expertise will insure all aspects of your IT strategy are designed and actionable.
Strategic insight to right-size technology for the stage and size of client companies
Provide Strategic Insight into the Industry and Technology trends
Facilitate vendor contracts and service agreement's to reduce cost and increase quality & service
Mentor and coach in-house IT professionals
Immersed in Current Technical Knowledge
Silver Linings stays abreast of the latest technology breakthroughs to ensure that an organization navigates challenges with proven best practices. This includes a vast understanding and knowledge of key regulations, compliance laws, requirements, risks, and implementation strategies to ensure risk mitigation and project success.
Strategic Approach for Success
Silver Linings’ consulting engagements typically include identifying current IT-related needs, priorities and deficiencies within the client’s organization; prioritizing project requirements and strategizing incremental implementation plans to maximize long term return of costs and resources; and pinpointing areas of strategic support and need outside of current staff and partners.
Silver Linings works as a strategic mentor and structures IT governance and portfolio management – including staffing, budgeting, and prioritization of the IT function – to ensure that technologies are maximized on a tactical level.
Clear Communication at All Levels
Through face-to-face and remote, virtual meetings, Silver Linings communicates as needed with all levels of an organization – from board members, leadership and management teams, to front-line staff and IT professionals. We work as a liaison to convert highly technical concepts to layman terms to ensure that everyone is swimming in the same direction.