Outsourcing your IT is not any easy decision. When you factor in the local and community oriented feel of Santa Barbara, the decision to Outsource your company’s IT department is even more challenging and possibly political.
Since 1986 companies in Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo have choosen CIO Solutions as their perfered IT Oursourcing vendor for portions or all of their IT department and functions. The advent of Private Cloud Computing and Managed Services has enabled companies that previously were anti IT Oursourcing to consider it again.
CIO Solutions stance is that the first step is understanding what you are trying to accomplish. Are you trying to remove the requirement for a certain skill set or set of skills that are required by your organization? Are you trying to increase the hours over coverage? Are you trying to add skills or capablities to your organization that didn’t previously exist? What is the current age of your infrastructure and your replacment strategy for Infastructure and Workstations?
Not all companies in Santa Barbara are qualified to provide the kind of guidence you need when looking to outsource IT. CIO Solutions is well suited to make sure you are asking the right questions and thinking strategically about this decision. One of the most important factors to keep in mind is trust. CIO Solutions is considered a trusted resource by our customers who typically claim we are a Business Partner rather than a vendor. The term Business Partner is what you need to be thinking about when looking who to oursource your IT too. If the company, be it out of Santa Barbara, Ventura or San Luis Obispo doesn’t seem like a business partner then you should pass on them.