vCIO Consulting

Solve all your IT planning needs.

Choosing Total Networx for your vCIO Consulting needs solves your IT solution challenges by providing comprehensive expertise and management of all your licensing, services, and planning under one umbrella.

Total vCIO Consulting Services

Virtual Chief Information Officer (vCIO) is an IT service management solution designed to help small to medium-sized businesses stay competitive and keep up with the constantly-changing world of technology. By managing all of your company’s IT services in one place, vCIO ensures that everything is managed properly. This means less time wasted on problem-solving, more time on actually running your business, and peace of mind in knowing that IT problems are being dealt with by experts.

Best-in-Class Technology

We utilize only the best-in-class business networking technology and software services to build a custom IT strategy for your business. From servers to support, we’ll keep you on track.

Why do you need vCIO IT Consulting?

Peace of Mind through IT Planning.

vCIO IT Consulting and Planning services help your business improve productivity, control costs, and increase data security. IT is more than just having a network – it’s about delivering the right technology at the right time to people who need it wherever they are.

What is Included in vCIO IT Consulting?

The beauty of a vCIO is that it can be custom-tailored to your needs. Our vCIO services can help you fill gaps in your IT team’s expertise, add new technologies, or consult with you to map out a comprehensive technology plan to support your unique business objectives. You only pay for the help you need.

I.T. Goal Setting

Because your technology plan will become a detailed, written document that connects your organization’s use of technology (current and future) to achieving your organization’s mission, we begin any planning activity by reviewing your Mission Statement and services portfolio. This Statement will be included in your Technology Plan and will act as your compass when moving forward with Technology.

Network I.T. Assessment

We will develop a complete picture of the technology needs required to meet your organization’s technology goals by documenting your technology inventory including all hardware and software currently in use by your organization.

Internal Policies Assessment

We will help you assess your organization’s current internal technology training, security, and disaster recovery policies and procedures. We will make recommendations on changes that will help to maximize the return on your technology investment.

Staff I.T. Skills Survey

This process will review your staff’s technology skills to discover gaps in proficiency, identify opportunities for training, and determine who is best suited to act as a resource within your organization.

Technology Planning

We will utilize the information gathered during the discovery and assessment process to design a technology plan that will deliver results and help you achieve your business objectives.

Identify Critical Needs

Your immediate technology needs will be addressed by priority. Critical needs are classified as situations that severely hamper or prevent the execution of activities key to your organization, requiring immediate remediation.

Review Hardware Fault Tolerance Strategy

By ensuring that all servers and other mission-critical appliances are hardware fault-tolerant, we can significantly minimize downtime and remediation costs when a failure occurs. For example; when properly implemented, server hard disk fault-tolerance can allow the resumption of normal server operation within a matter of minutes, in the event of a storage device failure.

Review Software Fault Tolerance Strategy

There are several factors that have the ability to corrupt your critical data. Viruses, spyware, and even unstable or “dirty” power conditions have been shown to corrupt systems and critical data. We will review your current strategies and make recommendations to ensure the integrity of your data, as well as the ability to restore data in the event of data corruption or disaster.

Efficiency Improvement Strategy

As we work to develop your technology plan, we will be able to suggest cost-saving strategies and recommend changes to your current infrastructure that will also result in improved operational efficiency.

End-of-Life Equipment Planning

In many cases, replacing aging equipment actually helps reduce your expenses over time. It can be more economical to replace aging workstations than to continue to upgrade or maintain them, when actual physical labor costs are recognized, along with the cost and availability of replacement parts.

Scheduled Maintenance Planning

Scheduled maintenance should be a part of any organization’s technology plan. At a minimum, regular maintenance, when performed properly, will maintain service peak levels and critical updates on all equipment, ensuring hardware and data fault-tolerance procedures are being properly maintained. A well-crafted maintenance program includes remote network monitoring, providing economical 24x7x365 real-time analysis of all of your critical devices and services.

Disaster Recovery Planning

It’s never too soon to address disaster recovery. Your Total Networx team will help you develop a comprehensive disaster recovery plan that can be implemented immediately to get your organization up and running as quickly as possible in the event of disaster, service interruption, or catastrophic failure to your technology environment.

Technology Improvement Planning

Implementation of your technology plan is broken down into phases tailored to meet your organization’s forecasting and budgetary requirements, starting with your highest priorities first.

Change Implementation Planning

We will build your solutions, deploy them, and test them to ensure that everything is working properly. Once we have confirmed that all of the changes are successful then we will transition you over from the old system to the new one.

Evaluation & Revisions

Your technology plan will be evaluated and revised throughout each phase of implementation, to ensure the successful achievement of your technology goals.

Certified & Experienced IT Consultants

The complexity of modern office technology requires an expansive knowledge base to keep systems working, efficiently, effectively, and securely. A single IT staff person cannot possibly stay current on every technology used in your business. A vCIO IT Consulting solution from Total Networx is like having an entire IT staff at your disposal 24×7 for one low monthly cost.

What Our Clients Say

We take pride in serving our customers with the best IT experience.

“Total Networx does a very thorough job. They manage all our desktops and servers and they make sure we stay up to date and secure. They also provide fast and efficient support for our financial institution. We are very happy to have them as a partner!”

Bruce, IT/Operations Manager, Local Bank, Minneapolis

“Total Networx does a wonderful job for us. They respond immediately in emergency situations and help manage our network on a day-to-day basis. Their staff is knowledgeable and professional. We are a small office without an IT department and are thrilled to have Total Networx as a partner. “

Julie Malecha, Administrator, Church of the Assumption, Saint Paul

Sound IT Planning with vCIO Consulting

A well-designed technology plan can help your organization achieve its mission. Our effective, systematic approach to helping you envision your technology goals, determine your current technology reality, create your technology plan, and prioritize and implement change will help reduce your organization’s technology costs while improving efficiency.

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