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On-Demand CIOs for Small to Mid-Sized Firms

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Small to Mid-Sized Enterprises can rarely afford a full-time CIO, so I provide On-Demand CIO Services to these firms.   Although I am focused on developing technology that helps mid-market CIOs, I find that my work as a CIO actually helps improve the product.  Previously, I was a CIO/CTO in larger enterprises, and curiously, I find the SME market more challenging.

The focus of On-Demand CIO services is not just on reducing IT expenditures, but bringing the strategic thinking that can help the mid-market enterprise gain a competitive edge and increase revenues.  The best a CIO can hope to achieve is to get a recommendation from a fellow CIO, and to get one from Kristin Russell, Secretary of Technology and Chief Information Officer, State of Colorado, is an honor.  In her email to me, she stated “What you are doing is so very important and valuable, as you said especially to small/mid size firms that really need someone with your experience and expertise, but may not be able to afford it at the time.”

Kristin serves on the boards of CTA –Colorado’s Technology Association, the Statewide Internet Portal Authority (SIPA), and the Department of Business Information and Analytics for Denver University. As a result of her community and professional leadership, Kristin was honored as one of Government Technology’s Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers for 2013, awarded the Top 10 Breakaway Leader Award by Global CIO Executive Summit and named one of Computerworld’s 2012 Premier 100 IT Leaders. She is also a recipient of the Denver Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 award, the 2009 Silicon Valley Tribute to Women in Industry (TWIN) award and a finalist for the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce 2011 Athena Award. Most recently, Kristin was named CIO of the Year for 2013 by the Denver Business Journal.

Thank you Kristin.

Written by Subbu Murthy

April 10, 2014 at 5:23 pm

Posted in Social Networking

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