CIO on Retainer

Logan Consulting provides a planning service we call CIO Advisory Services to our small to medium sized clients. This offering provides the client with world class talent, experience and expertise at a fraction of the cost of a  full time CIO. Small and medium sized businesses cannot afford a high-priced CIO, nor do they need one on the payroll full-time.

All businesses need the kind of technology leadership and direction provided by a CIO caliber resource. By retaining a Logan Consulting, we can provide our clients with this world-class technology leadership at a cost appropriate to the business. CIO-level resource for an up front Strategic Technology Planning project followed by a pre-defined monthly or quarterly support schedule.

There are other opportunities within a client’s technology support function to optimize the value/cost equation. Part of our planning exercise is to look at all aspects of your technology support organization to determine the most cost-effective way to support your business. Our focus is aligning your technology and systems with the realities that drive your business performance.

Features

Full-time expertise without full-time expense

Assistance for special project with a resource that knows your business

Capitalize on Logan’s talented consultant team

Logan’s senior consultants have operated at the CIO level

Ideally targeted for medium-sized companies

Impact

Clients can obtain the level of IT expertise comparably available to larger companies without the expense of a full-time CIO.

CIO Advisory Services – Planning

Our goal is to help clients define what technology they ideally need to support their business. Firstly, understanding their business. We then help clients to assess alternative technology from a cost/benefit perspective in terms of how well the technology plan and eventual implementation will support their business. This starts with helping our clients develop a plan.

From a Strategic Technology Planning perspective, Logan Consulting will interview your executive team. Next, visit all key locations and work with your internal team to develop a Strategic Technology Plan. Logan firmly believes in the 80/20 rule with respect to this planning exercise. We believe we can complete this kind of a planning project at about a quarter of the time and cost of a “big four” alternative.

How can we provide this value so cost-effectively?

All of our Strategic Technology Planning resources have long and distinguished track records performing this work. We do not use “junior” resources, and there is no learning curve that can cause time and fees to go up.

Second, our people have both consulting and “real world” experience. Clearly understanding the difference between “theoretical” and “practical” when it comes to planning.

Finally, we can quickly narrow down the planning and technology options. Avoiding the need to review and evaluate alternatives that clearly don’t make sense. This saves you your valuable internal staff and executive time, and it helps keep our fees down.

In more tangible terms, we add value by helping clients avoid the technology cost over runs and poorly conceived approaches. These end up costing businesses literally thousands or millions of dollars. We work with our clients to help negotiate computer hardware, software and services purchases and contracts. By consulting our staff as an auditor, benefits consultant or attorney, we can provide the equivalent of a highly compensated CIO for a specific number of days per month or quarter at a fraction of the cost of a full-time CIO. We can also help you optimize your IT staff to appropriately and cost-effectively support your business (i.e. workstation, server, network, desktop support, etc.).

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