do organizations know what technology to invest their time and
organizations hire a Chief Information Officer, or CIO, to build
their Information Technology (I.T.) infrastructure and keep it
aligned with their business goals. The CIO's job is to ensure the best use of technology for
the organization. CIO's are senior executives responsible for all aspects of their
company's' information technology and systems.
With knowledge of both technology and business processes and
a cross-functional perspective, they are usually the managers most
capable of aligning the organization's technology deployment
strategy with its business strategy.
Without this strategic level of leadership in technology related issues an
organization is much less likely to realize a return on its
investment. Thus, technology decision-making is left to vendors, who are in business to
sell a particular product. These vendor organizations are not equipped to help
clients formulate an
objective Master Plan designed to achieve business goals and
objectives in the most cost effective way.
It is easy to buy hardware and software in today's market place.
It is also easy to acquire break and fix services. It is much more difficult to find strategic planning
services for your small business. As Forrest Gump said, "If you don't know where you're
goin', you ain't too likely to get there."
need someone with experience and knowledge who will listen to
their business goals and then design and implement the information
technology to support them just as much as larger businesses,
But, According to CIO Magazine, the average salary for a CIO is
$146,000. What if your organization is too small to afford a Chief
Information Officer and an Information Technology staff? Does
that mean that your information technology infrastructure is
condemned to becoming a black hole through which you continually
pour money without ever seeing a return on your investment, much
less a strategic advantage?
Maybe not! Gryphon Group has many years of experience working with business
and technology so we know that small organizations need a
strategic plan for information technology as much or more than
Small businesses need a proactive advocate without the inherent
conflict of interests of a product vendor.
They need to be able to budget for technology expenses and
they need to get the most out of whatever they buy. They
need all the things that larger organizations need to be able to
better serve their customers -- networks, accounting systems,
databases, desktop productivity applications, security, training, Internet access, etc.
In fact today, these things are just as mission critical to
small organizations as they are to larger businesses.
We offer all the services of a CIO and an IT staff without the
six-figure salary. Gryphon Group brings years of experience in business and technology to your
table at a price you can afford. We can help you leverage your investments in technology and
streamline your processes. We will listen to your business goals and objectives and be sure they
are supported with IT systems that are cost effective.