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What is outsourced IT leadership?

Making sure your IT systems and processes are fit for purpose and properly maintained has never been more important. However, employing C-level IT leaders on a full-time basis as part of your in-house staff can be an expensive undertaking. Outsourced IT leadership means you get all the benefit of an experienced professional overseeing your systems, without having to shoulder the financial burden of salary, benefits and other costs.

How can my business benefit from outsourced IT leadership?

Put simply, if you want to have experience and expertise on your team without having to pay heavily for it, outsourced IT leadership is for you. With Bailey & Associates, you’ll be able to call on the skillset of your Associate – and our wider 60-strong team – whenever and however you need to. Whether you’re undertaking a specific project – like data migration or company mergers – or whether you’d like a steady, ongoing hand to steer your company’s wider IT direction, our Associates can help. You’ll get tailored, custom-built solutions delivered and implemented directly. You’ll have the experience of an IT Director, Chief Information Officer or Chief Technology Officer, without having to bear the full-time salary that usually comes part and parcel.

Governance Review
We review how robust and secure your technology and processes are. Is your framework efficient and secure?
Governance Review
Project Management
We'll lead every aspect of an IT project with you ensuring the project meets timescales and budgets.
Project Management
Service Optimisation
Both internally and externally, we're here to ensure that all IT services, like your helpdesk, run as smoothly as possible.
Service Optimisation
Leadership Mentoring
Our experienced C-level Associates will provide leadership mentoring to any of your internal managers or supervisors.
Leadership Mentoring
Cyber Security Management
Protecting your businesses data from cyber security threats is of paramount importance.
Cyber Security Management
Organisation Design
Technology cant do every job. We can tell you when its right, and when its not.
Organisation Design
Portfolio Management
Need additional skills for a project? We can interview and recruit the best contractors.
Portfolio Management
Strategic Review
Do you have the right IT Strategy in place to allow you to achieve your businesses goals and objectives? We'll tell you.
Strategic Review
Vendor Management
As experienced IT Directors, we're highly effective at managing IT Vendors - both in terms of ensuring they're the right fit for your business and managing deliverables.
Vendor Management
Management & Policies
We can provide ownership or guidance and direction on your internal IT policies and processes which minimises risk and maximises efficiency.
Management & Policies
Risk Management
Experienced at mitigating risk, we always plan ahead to manage all risks associated with any work we're involved in.
Risk Management
External Compliance
Industry specific compliance is always adhered to, whether its pharmaceutical, health, public, manufacturing or others
External Compliance
Data & BI Strategy
It's important that data and BI is well managed and easily accessible. This is always a key consideration for any of our Associates.
Data & BI Strategy
Archival Strategy
Industry specific requirements demand differing archival planning. We'll make sure your compliant within your industry.
Archival Strategy
Technology Review
A full review of your businesses technology. Assessing the robustness, functionality and availability of your businesses technology.
Technology Review
Supplier Reviews
We've worked with thousands of IT suppliers and are highly experienced in the marketplace and current trends.
Supplier Reviews
Cloud Migrations
Assess and deliver successful cloud migrations reducing overhead and cost
Cloud Migrations
Quality Assurance
Measuring all aspects of Quality in the business and providing data to allow good decision making
Quality Assurance
Data Architecture
Defining and maintaining the fastest, most resilient solution is paramount to future operations.
Data Architecture
IT Strategy Delivery
Ultimately the sum of all parts; we're here to deliver your IT Strategy and meet your businesses overall objectives.
IT Strategy Delivery
Remote Strategy
Now, more than ever remote strategy is becoming increasingly important for businesses. We can help manage remote working at any level.
Remote Strategy
Talent Assessment
A review of your current IT Team function. Observing how well your team is resourced, highlighting any skill gaps and reviewing internal competence.
Talent Assessment
Cost Optimisation
Our job is not only to lead your IT budget, but to ensure your technology spend is the right fit for your business and goals.
Cost Optimisation
Strategy Build
Review develop and publish IT Roadmaps to help your business achieve its goals, short or long term.
Strategy Build
Application Migrations
We've assessed hundreds of different applications for businesses; our associates are true experts in safely and efficiently migrating applications.
Application Migrations
Delivery Management
Having delivered many projects large and small, we have the knowledge and experience to deliver on time, in budget.
Delivery Management
Enterprise Architecture
The backbone of the IT estate. Getting this right saves money and increases speed and resilience.
Enterprise Architecture
Disaster Management
If things haven't quite gone to plan in your business recently, we can help. We will also ensure you have contingency for any future issues.
Disaster Management

Bailey & Associates Included Services

Typical Time Frame: 2+ days per month

Work Conducted: Combination of off and onsite

Our Outsourced IT Leader Service is our most comprehensive and most popular offering. With this service, our Associate will typically become your business’ most senior IT team member, likely fulfilling the role of IT Director, CTO or CIO depending on your internal hierarchical structure.

Your Outsourced IT Leader will immerse themselves in your business, taking full reign of your IT strategy and everything that comes with it. So, you’ll get a dedicated and knowledgeable leader who knows your business inside out, without having to worry about holidays, benefits, sickness pay or salary issues.

The Associate will work with your IT team and business stakeholders to offer a comprehensive slate of projects and solutions. Whether it’s personnel recruitment, data handling, project management or cyber security work, you can rest assured that it’s in the best possible hands. You can find a detailed breakdown of the types of work undertaken by our Associates on the left.

How many days per month your Outsourced IT Leader will work with your business is up to you. It will depend on business size, workload and objectives. On average, we find that most businesses like to hire one of our Outsourced IT Leaders for one day per week. We’d be happy to help advise on timescales and workloads during an initial conversation before you choose your service. We recommend booking in a free consultation call with us to decide whether this service, our IT Audits, or our IT Consultancy service is right for you.

The Benefits of an Outsourced IT Leader

Overall Cost

Due to the on-demand nature of our work, outsourcing your IT Leadership to one of our Associates is significantly cheaper than hiring a permanent C-level IT Leader on a full-time basis. You won’t need to factor in salary, holidays, recruitment fees or any other employment costs – just choose how often you want to outsource to us and go from there.

Complete Flexibility

The Bailey & Associates service really is on-demand. You’re in complete control of when the Associate starts and how often they work for you; you don’t need to factor in notice periods or gardening leave. Our rolling contracts mean you can use our services as and when you need.

No Risk

We can guarantee the experience and quality of every member of our team; when Associates join us they are thoroughly assessed. Further, we are happy to offer a free consultation so you can discuss your needs with us directly. Plus, no fixed contracts mean you’re not tied in to any long-term agreements.

Multiple Skillsets

If your business is in need of multiple functions – for example both a CIO and a CTO – you could work with multiple Associates at the same time, still at a lower cost than hiring just one of these roles on a permanent, full-time basis.

Sum of Parts

Our team is made up of a global network of over 60 C-level IT experts. So, when you outsource to us, you don’t just benefit from the Associate(s) working directly with your business. Your delegate will have the support and assistance of our full network, which has more than 600 collective years of experience in senior roles.

Types of Associate

CTO | Chief Technology Officer

  • Identifies opportunities for growth through tech and software development
  • Responsibilities include tech product development, third-party management, IT reviews
  • In charge of digital innovation, managing DevOps teams, third-party suppliers

Role Summary: Increasing the company’s turnover by using and reviewing technology to enhance the company’s products or services.

CIO | Chief Information Officer

  • Mainly focuses on a company’s overarching and inter-departmental tech strategy
  • Responsibilities include cyber security management, policy creation, strategic planning
  • In charge of internal IT processes, digital talent management, in-house strategy

Role Summary: Increasing the company’s profit through efficient business technology processes.

Outsourced IT Leader Case Studies

INDUSTRYInsurance

Overview

A leading global specialist in Insurance Run-off and Claims Management.

Objectives
  • IT Leadership for a major business and data acquisition
  • Creation of IT team from scratch
  • Integrate new acquisition with business

INDUSTRYLeisure

Overview

This business is one of the oldest and largest charities in the world. It provides services for...

Objectives
  • IT leader required
  • IT department development and support
  • Software management