Extend Your IT Team
with Co-Managed IT

Take your current IT management system to the next level with CIO Solutions co-managed IT services.

Empower your IT staff to focus on their areas of expertise and rely on our team for whatever’s missing. 

Round Out Your Existing IT Department

We extend your IT team

Depending on your current technology needs and business size, you may already have an internal team in place to manage your IT. 

This may be a support team on staff that fields daily IT requests or an IT administrator who oversees and maintains the network.

As you continue to develop your IT solutions gaps may become apparent.

We can offset that and fill those gaps to help your business develop a complete system of IT management!  

No Dedicated IT Staff?
LEARN MORE ABOUT FULL-SERVICE IT MANAGEMENT

CO-MANAGED IT 

Sometimes, rather than spreading your IT department across all responsibilities of managing IT, it makes sense to off-load a specific responsibility to a trusted partner.

This allows both teams, yours and ours, to focus on what they excel at.

WHAT CAN BE DELEGATED? 

Start by identifying which tasks your internal resources excel at. Then identify areas that they are frustrated or overwhelmed with.  

Maybe end-user support is taking up all their time and they can’t focus on maintaining the network (or vice versa).

Identify areas where there is a lack of clarity or instability. 

Maybe backups or security are areas of concern. 

These are areas where you could benefit from Co-Managed IT. 

OPTIONS FOR

Help Desk
Patching
Remote Network
Server Admin.
Monitoring
Backup
Disaster Recovery

We offer options for enterprise tools and business intelligence dashboards to make both parties more productive and provide equal visibility 

Are your next IT steps unclear?

Companies with 
75-300 users
and an 

internal IT staff of 1-4
commonly reach this point of introspection regarding their IT services. 

That’s where we come in!  

There are different ways a business might find itself at this crossroads.

It could be that the internal IT team has hit a point of overwhelm. Or that the leadership has identified IT as critical to company progress but isn’t sure how to move it forward. 

Whatever the discomfort, there’s a common trend. The feeling of uncertainty in the IT plan or system.

This can be paralyzing- not knowing if there are major gaps in the system vs minor structural issues, and not wanting to compromise the current IT plan by making overhauling changes.    

WITH CIO SOLUTIONS CO-MANAGED IT 

EXPERT STRATEGIC
GUIDANCE

Investment and Staffing Advice
30+ Years Industry Experience
Best Practices Across 300+ Diverse Clients

CLARITY & PLANNING DIRECTION

Customized New Investments
Defined Strategic Direction
Strategic Clarity and IT focus for Company Executives

COLLABORATION WITH EXISTING IT STAFF

Existing Process Insights
Comprehensive Strategies
Preservation of Existing Assets

Determining Your Direction

Determining the best co-managed IT services to complement your business requires a collaborative approach.

We first work to understand your pain points, define your goals, and determine what needs to be done to move your business forward.  

RESEARCH

Meet with Executive Team to learn about:

  • Corporate strategy and the role that IT plays in achieving this
  • Current perception of IT challenges from an executive perspective
  • Previous decision-making process in regard to IT

Meet with existing IT Staff to learn about:

  • Issues and problems from a hands-on technical perspective 
  • Current IT decision-making process
  • State of technology and applications  

Asses Assets 

  • Asset Age and Software Versions
  • LAN/WAN Design
  • Asset Performance and KPI Identity and Policy Architecture, i.e. Active Directory, Azure AD

EVALUATE

Present Investment Directions with Estimated CapEx, OpEx

  • Premise-Based Solutions
  • Cloud Desktops
  • Public Cloud Services

Further Analysis/Presentation for Additional Stakeholders

  • Ensure that direction is embraced by all necessary parties
  • Address any concerns and make necessary adjustments

EXECUTE

Applying Chosen Solutions

  • Determine ultimate direction then move forward with chosen direction for implementation
CIO Solutions Snapshot

Industries

Legal, financial, professional services, education, government, manufacturing, agriculture, non-profit, medical, and more!

Clients

Serving an extensive client base of diverse businesses throughout Central California and beyond!

 

History

Since 1986 we have been 100% focused on IT management.
Over our 30+ years in business we have built our processes and solution offerings with one goal: enhance productivity for businesses like yours.

Locations

Fully staffed offices located in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Fresno, CA.
+ NOC-focused office located in Costa Rica

Services

From strategy to support and everything in between.
IT management services include strategy, implementation, maintenance, and support. Whether you need full-service IT management or co-managed IT, we can enhance your relationship with your solutions.

Solutions

Premise infrastructure, cloud desktop (CIO Private Cloud), public cloud solutions (Microsoft Office 365, etc.), cybersecurity, and more

IT’S POSSIBLE TO HAVE THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS.

An internal team of dedicated IT staff coupled with resources from an expert Managed Service Provider.

Let’s discuss your unique situation!

Request a free consultation.