Are you the Finance Director in your business? Are you also juggling the role of IT Director?


Often, the finance director of a business acquires the role of IT director. The role of a finance director is challenging enough without the added burden of IT. Carrying both roles on your shoulders can place significant pressure on you and your business, limiting what you can achieve. You’ll probably find yourself firefighting rather than strategising.

A virtual (aka fractional) IT director could be exactly what you and your business need to release that pressure and importantly, it would allow your company to change into a higher gear.

Here are some specific areas that you could offload to your virtual IT director:-

  1. Security Compliance: Monitoring and maintaining the security infrastructure to ensure that all systems are compliant with the latest security standards. This could include firewalls, anti-malware tools, and encryption methods to protect sensitive data.
  2. Vendor Negotiation: Assisting with the negotiation of contracts and management of IT vendors to ensure the best prices, quality, and timely delivery of services.
  3. Disaster Recovery Planning: Creating and maintaining a robust disaster recovery plan that can be put into action if critical systems fail. This involves regular testing and updating to reflect changes in the business environment.
  4. Project Management: Overseeing IT projects, ensuring that they align with business goals and are completed on time and within budget.
  5. Employee Training and Support: Developing training programs for staff to improve their IT skills and providing ongoing support for any technical issues they may encounter.
  6. Cloud Management: Strategising and managing the movement to cloud services, ensuring that it meets the business’s needs and budget.
  7. Environmental Sustainability: Advising on and implementing measures to make the IT more eco-friendly. This can include energy-saving practices and selecting green products and vendors.
  8. Innovation Strategy: Ensuring that the business stays ahead of technological trends by integrating innovative solutions that enhance efficiency and competitiveness.
  9. Accessibility and Compliance: Making sure that your IT systems are accessible to all users, including those with disabilities, and are compliant with relevant laws.

A virtual IT director is a small fraction of the cost when compared with the salary of a full time IT director; but you’ll also find they’re more driven, more seasoned and have a much more objective viewpoint.

So, take the pressure off, step your business up a gear, see your IT overheads reduce and enjoy a better work-life balance.

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