When historians look back at this year, 2020 will be remembered as the year that changed everything.
Every business, regardless of industry, had to put technology at the forefront – many having to create tech strategies for the first time, on the spot, and with no one to lead the way or equipped with the necessary knowledge.
Take a landscaper for example. For decades landscapers show up at their clients’ homes, make their yards beautiful and grab the check left for their services out of the mailbox and head on to the next client. Now, there is an immediate need for a contactless society, while also protecting customer privacy, and businesses are being forced to adapt to our “new normal” (are you sick of hearing that yet?).
As Smashing Boxes continues to look for new and innovative ways to serve the tech community, we are excited to announce our brand-new CIO Advisor program. The service affords small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) all the benefits of a full-time Chief Information Officer, but at a fraction of the price.
Whether a company has the benefit of a CIO or not, they are still responsible for creating and executing a successful strategy, good stewardship of company resources, and protecting the company’s digital assets. CIO Advisor allows companies to focus on running their business with the peace of mind that you’ve mitigated the associated risks by hiring a seasoned veteran to manage your organization’s strategic information technology needs.
CIO Advisor provides everything from board-level support, including annual strategic planning and budgeting, to vendor and project management with four different plans available to meet everyone’s needs and budget.
To succeed in business in 2021 and beyond, it is imperative that companies are putting as much emphasis on their tech strategies as they are their marketing strategies. The world is shifting to a digital, contactless, and tech driven marketplace and organizations must make that change in order to stay relevant.