According to PayScale, the average salary for a chief information officer (CIO) weighs in at $159,000, and that’s before commissions, bonuses, and any profit-sharing. That’s far beyond what most smaller organizations can afford. Yet at the same time, every business, regardless of its size and industry, handles increasingly large repositories of business and customer data, all of which need protecting.
Cutting ties with your existing IT provider can be a major hassle. However, if the relationship has run its course, and it’s no longer delivering true value to your organization, then it’s time to look elsewhere before your business starts suffering.