C-Level IT Consulting
Good business leaders know they can’t be experts in all aspects of their business. This is especially true when it comes to technology. For larger organizations, this isn’t a problem. They can hire their own Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to manage the accounting and their own Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for IT security. However, not all small to medium-sized businesses can afford to hire experienced full-time senior level leaders. That’s why C-level consulting is so valuable.
C-level consulting involves strategic assessment, planning, advising, and guidance for business leaders at the executive or senior level.
C-level and C-suite are business terms that refer to executives who hold titles such as, Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Information Technology executive positions include Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Technology Officer (CTO), to name a few. These leaders move a business forward and keep it focused on its mission, policies, and vision for the future.
What does C-level consulting have to do with managed IT and cyber security?
A full-time CIO, CTO, or CISO may not be realistic for the SMB. But, they still need and can benefit from c-level strategic planning when it comes to their technology needs. Executive consulting for SMB brings high-quality IT services and consulting to organizations that might otherwise be overlooked by IT and cyber security executives.
When an IT services or a managed security company offers senior level consulting, they go beyond just fixing and maintaining your network and devices. Ideally, they are helping to make technology a key to your success.
Here's what to expect from C-level IT consulting
- Experienced C-level leaders who work with your leaders to problem solve and plan for growth and change.
- A CIO and CTO that helps you align your business goals with your IT strategy.
- Access to a CISO who advises on the most efficient and effective way to proceed when making decisions about cyber security.
- CISO consulting during an incident response or a security crisis. (Managed Security)
C-level consulting is about building a long-term IT and cyber security game plan that helps you grow and protect your business.
If you’re looking for an IT company or managed security services, make sure they offer C-level consulting. Ask them how their consulting works. If they’re doing it right, their leaders will become a part of your team for a fraction of what it would cost to hire your own. Finally, remember this: C-level leadership is just as important for SMB as it is for big business.