A vCIO, or virtual CIO, is a contractor, or company, that serves as an organization’s chief information officer.
The vCIO collaborates with and advises clients’ IT departments and performs the same functions as a conventional CIO. Those duties include formulating strategic IT goals, planning the IT budget, analyzing and reworking business processes and facilitating technology changes. The vCIO can help customers maintain their IT infrastructure — keeping the lights on — but can also provide more-forward looking services. Cyber Express