Move your CIO into the cloud

Beyond Technology's Fractional CIO Subscription ensures you're never without expert strategy and advisory when it comes to your IT. With Information Technology being a fundamental part of business operations, and digital transformation a necessity, it’s crucial to have access to high-caliber and experienced IT leadership. However, not every organisation has the capacity to employ a full-time Chief Information Officer (CIO).

Fractional CIO

Why Opt for a Fractional CIO Subscription?

Beyond Technology’s Fractional CIO service provides organisations with access to a top level, highly experienced professional that can identify the criticality of specific decisions, deliver appropriate levels of governance across your IT function, undertake ongoing strategic planning and provide the trusted technology advisor to your executive leadership team.

The fractional CIO service provides a formal structure over a 12-month subscription that includes several integrated services across the year and access to a highly experienced CIO. Your CIO attends to your organisation’s technical governance and specific advisory needs within a specific weekly investment of effort. The consultant will work with you directly during the commencement activities to define the structure of the subscription and the cadence of specific activity bespoke to your individual requirements.

By moving the responsibility for these important functions into the cloud, we provide you access to a dedicated and experienced CIO that understands your business and can provide the critical strategy, planning and mentoring functions of a full time CIO through a subscription service.

Why Choose Beyond Technology?

The difference between a hands-on IT manager and a Strategic CIO is significant and important. While many mid-tier organisations can’t justify the expense of a full time CIO, in many cases they also can’t afford the strategic errors associated with seemingly small technical decisions made without appropriate consideration of the broader and longer term impacts.

Technology evolves rapidly. Our CIOs keep abreast of the latest trends and technologies, ensuring your strategies are not just relevant for today, but future-ready. We work closely with your in-house teams or external service provider, ensuring a smooth exchange of ideas and rapid implementation of strategies. At Beyond Technology, you’re not just another client. We prioritise your needs, ensuring that every engagement delivers tangible results that propel your business forward.

Fractional CIO Process

  1. Initial Consultation
    We would have normally undertaken an IT assessment to determine your IT capability  and opportunity for improvement. With this understanding of your business, its goals, and current IT challenges we can chart your path forward.
  2. Plan Development
    Based on the IT assessment, our Fractional CIOs devise a comprehensive IT improvement plan tailored for your organisations goals. 
  3. Weekly engagement and Regular Check-ins
    Depending on your subscription level, there will be ongoing technical and project governance, mentoring and strategy check-ins to monitor progress, address challenges, and refine strategies as needed.
  4. Ongoing Support
    Beyond the regular meetings, our team remains available for any ad hoc consultations or urgent issues that may arise.

Cloud services are providing medium-sized organisations access to the benefits of large enterprise scale infrastructure, enabling IT capabilities that these organisations could only previously have dreamt about. With those capabilities comes the important responsibility of strategy and planning.

Unfortunately those same medium-sized organisations struggle to afford the cost of a full-time CIO, and if they are lucky enough to find one, they don’t often have the challenge to provide enough “interest” to retain them.

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Our business outcomes

Beyond Technology advise businesses on how to optimise the use of IT to achieve business outcomes.

Beyond Technology Consulting has several ways to help CFO’s and CIO’s to improve their organisation’s balance sheet. Our consultants are highly skilled in identifying how to optimise your IT costs to ensure that you are taking advantage of the technology available to your organisation.

Many organisations carry a significant IT failure risk without understanding either the potential or consequences of failure. Quantifying the latent risk, and taking steps to mitigate it not only makes good business sense, it often provides significant improvement in the efficiency and availability of “business as usual” IT service.

With the growing demands on IT departments it can be all too easy to focus on rapidly expanding capability and addressing the day-to-day challenges of running the technology. Properly aligning IT to direct business requirements, while improving the communication channels between IT and the business delivers massive efficiency and capability improvements.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Drop us a line and we’d be happy to answers any questions you have.

In most professions where information is asymmetric (i.e. the professional could take advantage of knowing more about the subject that they are advising you on) such as Lawyers and Doctors, the governing body can deregister the professional as stop them from practicing. This does not happen with Technology professionals so conflict of interest is a critical problem. Similarly when a technologist is heavily invested in one specific technology it often becomes their go-to solution (to a man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail). By Maintaining our independence, Beyond Technology Consulting ensures that you are provided with unbiased and actionable advice that you can trust is free from conflict of interest and be assured that we are not monetising the advice that we provide you.

"Actionable Advice" is accessible, accurate and is advice that is provided in a language and manner that does not require technical qualifications to understand. We ensure that our recommendations are fit-for-purpose with an understanding of the context of your organisation to be both affordable and achievable.

We focus on understanding the core requirements of the business so that our advice is based on your requirements not the avaliable technology. This ensures that you don't end up with a solution looking for a problem and ensures that technology outcomes will grow with your business and flex with changes in the technology.

We focus on understanding the core requirements of the business so that our advice is based on your requirements not the avaliable technology. This combined with a bias towards flexible technology solutions helps to provide technology outcomes that will grow with your business and flex with changes in the technology.

There are two key reasons that organisations don't undertake regular independent technology reviews. Firstly many boards and executive don't know that organisations like Beyond Technology Consulting exist and they are left thinking that the only options are IT Audits that are provided by the big accounting firms that don't provide any answers or actionable advice. The second reason is that they don't feel that they understand enough about IT to be able to get value from a review. Beyond Technology Consulting understands this and have designed our organisation to provide "Actionable Advice" that is accessible, accurate and provided in a language and manner that does not require technical qualifications to understand.

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