Fractional CIO
Our Fractional Chief Information Officer role is ideal for businesses which do not require a full-time executive to hold the position of chief information officer.  Also known as a Virtual CIO, vCIO or Part Time CIO, a Fractional CIO brings an experienced, top-level information technology professional to serve as your part-time or consulting chief information officer.  Perhaps your company requires broader experience than your current technology leadership processes.  We can supplement their expertise and provide more bandwidth for tackling important issues.

A Fractional CIO is a consultant that serves as a working member of a company's executive management team and may or may not serve on the company's board of directors.  The purpose of a Fractional CIO is to align the company's information technology strategy and spending with the overall business objectives of the company without the associated level of overhead and benefits associated with adding another top level executive. This brings vast experience to your team without a large expense.

Interim CIO
Many organizations in transition find themselves in a situation where short term and long term technology needs are unclear. They may have an unexpected CIO vacancy or the business has chosen to make a change. The result is a void in IT leadership and a potential slow down in key IT initiatives.

A proper CIO search and selection process could take up to 12 months to complete. Zalex will step in quickly, keep the IT organization running smoothly, and allow the business the time it needs to hire the right person for the CIO position. We are prepared and experienced in performing all strategic functions of a CIO, while assessing the current situation and desired future state, collaborating with business leaders to implement an IT Strategic Plan, participating in the permanent CIO search and selection process, and executing the transition plan. 

Mergers, Acquisitions, and Divestitures
Smart decision-makers understand that the technology infrastructure and core applications are critical components to consider when planning or executing a merger, acquisition or divestiture.  Zalex will help with the due diligence associated with the technology portfolios of both organizations.  Zalex has experience overcoming the challenges associated with different corporate cultures and technologies both in the US and Internationally.  We help with the short term requirements and with the longer term consolidation or separation of infrastructure, applications and staffing.  We work with the organizations to develop and manage the disentanglement plans to meet the deal objectives and achieve the synergies months earlier than expected, maximizing the value of the transaction.

Outsourcing Vendor Selection and Management
Zalex will help your organization select the best outsourcing, cloud, or software-as-a-service vendors.  We have rich experience in developing Requests for Proposals which cover business and technical requirements.  We help in the evaluation and scoring of the proposals and facilitate the entire selection process.  Outsourcing agreements are complex documents which require experience to ensure that business, technical, and service level needs are provided with fair terms and conditions while ensuring proper outsourcing governance controls are in place.

Zalex also has experience dismantling outsourcing situations from the world's largest outsourcing providers to smaller, more specialized providers and internal staff while ensuring no gaps in services exist.