New “virtual” CTO service launched in Aberdeen


Aberdeen technology consultancy Analysis Logic has launched a new Virtual CTO service for north east based SMEs.

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A Chief Technology Officer (CTO) is a key executive role inside an organisation whose responsibility it is to understand the business and align technologies to meet the business objectives.

Analysis Logic’s Scott Petrie explained “There are several reasons why SMEs are unlikely to need such a resource on a full-time basis. The main reasons are cost and volume of work.

“That’s why Analysis Logic has created this Virtual CTO offering. It bridges the gap between the business vision and the technical decisions that need to be made to support it. The Virtual CTO’s experience and skills are invaluable in guiding the organisation’s technology.”

For Aberdeen’s SME community, this is a new approach to IT as Analysis Logic does not align itself with any specific product, vendor or technology. Therefore they can offer a truly independent and unbiased perspective to every client’s technology needs, with no agenda to upsell other products or services.

The Virtual CTO service can be tailored to any organisation regardless of size, from one-off projects and reviews to regular ongoing consultancy to steer the direction of technology. The service offered is unique to fit each company’s needs.

Scott Petrie added ”These days SMEs are taking advantage of a wealth of technologies from multiple vendors. There are many excellent and competing solutions out there and good vendors, but which is best for any one organisation? Are they getting a cost effective solution? Do all the jigsaw pieces fit together and what happens when something falls between the gaps? Our Virtual CTO service is designed to help SMEs by analysing their requirements and available solutions, and asking the awkward questions that will help to devise the right technology solutions to suit the business.”

“As an example a partner company recently asked us to help out with one of their customers. Their systems were such that a communications fault at one site left two of their UK offices in limbo. They were offline for 3 days and had to pay their competitors to fulfil their clients’ needs. Could this have been avoided? Well, yes. Had they reviewed their systems and implemented change they would have suffered next to no downtime. 3 days. 3 hours, 3 minutes. Which would you choose?”

With 25 years’ experience Analysis Logic offers technology consultancy services for all industries that can encompass IT management and direction, systems analysis, specification, design, project and vendor management. They have a wide technical footprint and work on projects involving information services, software development, cloud computing, communications, real-time solutions, embedded systems, instrumentation integration and electronics.

This unique and broad set of talent allows the company to meet the needs of businesses across all industries from general commercial to highly technical organisations.

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