Virtual CIO

Put our expertise and knowledge to work for you.

Technology is increasingly critical and complicated.

A Virtual CIO is a trusted partner who considers and evaluates the needs of your organization. HBS vCIOs have business acumen, combined with a strong understanding of technology, and they bring valuable insights and unmatched expertise to your organization.

Simply understanding the upfront costs and capabilities of a given technology is just the beginning. Your HBS Virtual CIO will help you formulate strategic goals, plan your IT budget, analyze and improve business processes and facilitate technology changes. Our comprehensive approach puts the focus on the best interests of your business, not on selling a product or solution.

Examples of vCIO services include:

  • Risk Management – the vCIO evaluates impact, probability and cost in order to recommend action and spend to gain benefits or avoid negative impacts. 
  • Determines the appropriate level of software licensing and renewals to meet the organization's recovery time objective.
  • Evaluates purchases considering CAPEX (on-premises) and OPEX (cloud) options. 
  • Manages help desk and engineering resources, enabling the vCIO to proactively address issues. 
  • Focused on strategy and innovation. Are you using technology to help your value creation strategy? How are you bringing innovation to your organization? Will changes bring value?
  • Assesses and manages vendors and costs. 
  • Builds the IT budget. 
  • Utilizes a hybrid cloud strategyWe know a lot of things are carrying IP addresses and collecting data. We will help you determine if they should be in the cloud or on-premises. 
  • Aligns evolving technology with the organization’s go-to-market strategy and value proposition with an understanding of how the cloud interfaces with new services. 

HBS Virtual CIO Benefits

Expert Resource & Proven Methodology

Focused on the success of your organization, not the sale of a technical solution or service.


Invested in understanding your needs in order to provide innovative and practical customized solutions.

Unmatched Expertise

Enjoy the benefits of a proven combination of business analytics and technology expertise backed by Heartland’s strong service offerings, engineers and consultants. 

Contact our Virtual CIO experts now!

Discover why HBS is the right partner for your organization. 


Our Virtual CIO services provide deep experience on both the business and technical sides of a CIO role. We invest in and value long-term relationships. 

Consult & Architect

Your organization is unique.  Whether your environment is simple, complex or somewhere in between, we’ve helped organizations like yours.  We will assess your environment and your needs to provide the best solution.

Ongoing Insights

Our relationship-focused approach means that we care about your organization and your success.  HBS Virtual CIOs are trusted advisors who listen, share metrics and make recommendations to ensure we are maximizing technology to benefit your organization. 

"From business analysis to steady-state support, HBS was an invaluable strategic partner during our SharePoint implementation and key to the success of our project for our health agency."

Michael A. Yanez, IT Manager

DuPage County Health Department