Management Consulting

Fractional CIO vs. Virtual CIO vs. Traditional CIO

Fractional Chief Information Officers (CIO’s) differ from traditional CIO’s in that they serve as a working member of a company’s executive management team as a contractor and may-or-may-not serve on the company’s board of directors. Virtual CIO’s are usually primarily technical in focus and often employed by Managed Services Providers (MSP’s). Their primary area of...

IT Management, Management Consulting

How Much Does A Fractional CIO cost?

The amount that you should expect to pay your Fractional CIO will vary based on your service requirements and type of engagement model. Some organizations charge by the hour, and in that type of engagement, you should expect to pay between $250 – $300 per hour. Others may also just charge a flat fee per...

IT Management, Management Consulting

What is a Fractional CIO and Why Should We Use One?

Smaller Medium Enterprise (SME) businesses typically only have a small management team or single person – the business owner/CEO. That person is often responsible for many of the other executive functions of the organization as well – such as Marketing, Finance, Technology, and Sales. As the business grows, it can be challenging to balance all...

Management Consulting

Customer Advocacy

What is Customer Advocacy? Customer Advocacy is your competitive advantage. The role provides organizations and their decision makers access to a Subject Matter Expert (SME). The SME provides advice, negotiates on behalf of the client and proactively recommends solutions to mitigate risks and improve the client’s success. The Solutions Consultant role as an advocate provides...

Project Management

IT Project Rescue

Some projects are just too significant to fail. However, sometimes project timelines slip, technical problems arise, additional business requirements are discovered, or the solution does not align with user expectations. The 5Corp Solutions team of IT Strategists, Project Managers and Solution Consultants can provide the business solution, technical knowledge and project leadership expertise to remediate...

Project Management

Why do many projects fail?

Despite the commitment of many companies to implementing solutions, too many projects fail or do not meet initial expectations. Delivering a solution to address the business problem and create a competitive advantage is imperative for success. Understanding the business motivation for change or the pain point is vitally important. Why do projects fail? Key reasons...

IT Management

Why Analytics is critical for your business

Businesses are realizing the importance of managing customer relationships and recognizing the implementation of Analytics is essential for them. The question is where to start? We present you here with some examples on how Analytics can be applied to help you meet your business objectives. 1. Customer service improvement: Organizations can manage data with features...

Management Consulting, Uncategorized

Hiring an IT Consultant Might Be Your Best Way Forward

In the age that we now live, Information Technology touches everything. The best social, economic, political, medical or business strategy in the world, cannot be successful without the involvement of Information Technology. However, successfully putting any of these strategies into effect requires expertise and knowledge in the specific IT solution to be selected, implemented and...

IT Management

Operational Analytics

What is your strategy to access and evaluate the benefits of Operational Analytics? Operational Analytics will be pivotal in proactive organizational decision support solutions. Some of the benefits of Operational Analytics include: Problem avoidance Timely automated issue resolutions Personalization – improved customer experience Improvement and sustainment of product quality Enhancement of business operational efficiency Improvement...

IT Strategy

Customer Success – Deliverables Vs Results

The deliverables versus results conundrum is a productivity roadblock. Very often project success for a vendor is determined by deliverables; such as the number of units sold, shipped or installed. Customer project issues often result from misaligned technology solutions, incorrect product selection, misunderstood business requirements or vendor misrepresentations. Many product features promise to deliver product...