Strong IT strategy is essential for staying competitive and ensuring your organization’s success. However, not every company can afford a full-time Chief Information Officer (CIO). That’s where our Virtual CIO (vCIOservice comes in. We provide you with access to expert guidance and strategic IT leadership without the cost and commitment of a full-time executive.

What is a Virtual CIO?​

A virtual CIO is a seasoned IT professional who collaborates with your organization on a part-time or as-needed basis to provide high-level strategic advice, IT planning, and technology leadership. They act as a trusted advisor, helping you align your organizations goals with your IT initiatives to achieve and maintain greater efficiency, security, and growth.

​The Benefits of an SDI Virtual CIO​

  • Scalability: Our customizable support packages ensure the right level of expertise at every stage of your organization’s journey.
  • Resource Optimization: Invest resources where they matter most. With SDI’s range of packages, only pay for the support you truly need.
  • Strategic Alignment: Align your technology initiatives with your organizational goals and industry trends, guided by the expertise of our seasoned CIOs.
  • Cost-Effective Solutions: No matter your budget, we have options that offer exceptional value and a strong ROI.
  • Long-Term Partnership: As your organization evolves, our vCIO services can adapt to changing needs—ensuring a lasting and impactful partnership.



It’s simple. With SDI’s Virtual Chief Information Officer (vCIO) offering, we drive superior business outcomes. Leveraging our experience and expertise, we guide you to:

  • Capacity – SDI has numerous CIO resources, positioning us well to align with the precise needs of each customer.
  • Community – SDI has a long history of giving back to our local communities. Supporting education by retaining skilled and dynamic people, cultivating inclusion, creating innovative tech facilities, SDI is doing its part to create opportunities for our community’s workforce of tomorrow.
  • Experience – With a 25-year corporate resume, SDI has experienced municipal IT leadership to bridge upcoming or existing CIO roles.
  • Expertise – Our IT experts have worked in the field, on the ground, and at the CIO level. There’s no theory: only genuine expertise. 

SDI Differentiators

  •  Experience – Assigned CIOs (Chief Information Officers) have extensive California public sector CIO experience. 
  •  Local Knowledge – CIOs have significant local government knowledge, including department functions, cybersecurity, technology infrastructure, application support, vendor management, contracting, procurement, industry trends, policies, procedures, regulatory, and compliance. 
  •  Capacity – SDI has numerous CIOs available allowing us to align our resources to the specific needs and ensure the best match for the agency. 
  •  Network – SDI, through our diverse services offered to the public sector, has an extensive network to draw upon to help our clients, providing access to information they may not have on their own. 
  •  Public Sector Insight – SDI, through our Information Technology (IT) Assessment and Strategic Planning, has unique insight into best practices and trends to benefit our clients. 
  •  Tools and Templates – SDI has a library of proven, beneficial methodologies, tools, and templates.

Choose the level of CIO support your organization needs

We understand that every organization is unique, and that’s why we offer a range of flexible CIO support options designed to meet your specific requirements. Whether you’re a smaller municipality looking to establish a solid technology foundation or a well-established local government entity seeking advanced strategic guidance, SDI can help.


 Remote services

Interim CIO

On-site/Off-site services


Explore further – view the comprehensive overview of SDI’s Virtual CIO services.

“If you’re seeking a true partner in your technological journey, I highly recommend SDI. The benefit of using SDI as our Virtual CIO is that they are more than a consultancy—they are a catalyst for the City of Gilroy’s transformation. SDI knows the City’s goals and strategic plans, so they are able to recommend technology that’s beneficial to us. With SDI by your side, you can confidently navigate the complexities of the digital landscape and propel your organization forward.”

– CFO, City of Gilroy, California

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