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The SMECIO Retained-CIO Value Proposition

So, after all of that, what's the value proposition to you, the business owner? Well, its fairly simple and it all boils down to three important factors that sets the SMECIO Retained-CIO service aside from the rest.

  1. The Balance of Three Fundamentals
    With the SMECIO Retained-CIO service, you will get a service headed by an individual whose immediate concern is to generate a unique balance between the areas of Business, I.T. and Finance a.k.a the BUDGET. Like the saying goes, a picture paints a thousand words, so here's a little diagram to illustrate the concerted effort to create a focus point, right at the heart of the three fundamentals.

  2. Technology Balance
    In today's ever changing I.T. world, one needs to be conversant in multiple technologies to harness the best for the business in question. Here at SMECIO, technology is broadly classified as Traditional Proprietary Technology (i.e. Microsoft operating system and other copyright software) and  Open Source Technology (i.e. Linux operating system and other copyLEFT software). The SMECIO Retained-CIO service is well-positioned to take advantage of each of these technology classifications as well-versed and well-experienced subject matter experts.
  3. Balance of the Management and I.T. Team
    As part of the executive management team, the SMECIO Retained-CIO plays another important role in his ability to perform as a bridge between the executive management and the existing I.T. team. As this bridge, the SMECIO Retained-CIO must bring significant value to both parties, managing a typical high-tension relationship for the best of the business. The following diagram showcases the typical "bridge-work" scenario for the SMECIO Retained-CIO. 
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