The Impact of a Virtual CIO and IT Managed Services
One of the biggest impacts that the senior management team has seen in Sikich managed services is the virtual CIO that is offered. “What we like is they understand our business more and more with each visit they have with our quarterly business reviews and they’re able to guide us,” stated Jeziorski and continued, “They understand what direction we want to go in from a technology standpoint, and they’re able to guide us and give us recommendations on systems, ratifications, or hardware that we’re going to need to be able to achieve our goals form a technology standpoint.”
Technology is high on Mike Jeziorski’s priority list for Delta Systems. When asked what was personally impactful for him he shard, “Working with Sikich as a virtual CIO has been a real benefit for us and they understand our business and where we want to go, we gave them a very detailed plan from an ERP standpoint and a technology standpoint. In fact, we’ve got a management team here that’s fully embraced, manufacturing 4.0 and the Internet of Things. The Sikich team now understands that and they’ve taken that and pretty much run with it. They’re structuring a plan to help us achieve manufacturing 4.0 in the future.”
Further impact can be felt at the organization with ease of use felt across the team. Working remotely, their staff no longer must go through a VPN. They can access it in the cloud at any point in time, anywhere they’re at. Jeziorski feels that’s the biggest benefit Delta Systems has seen so far.
Embracing Manufacturing 4.0
As a manufacturing company, Delta Systems has embraced Manufacturing 4.0 and the Internet of Things. From a technology standpoint, on their production floor their goal is to have a paperless work environment and totally digitize the production floor. That goal is going to involve a great deal of investment and technology and guidance, and the ownership and senior management team fully supports that. Delta Systems will be relying a lot of Sikich going forward for their initiative for Manufacturing 4.0.
“We realize IT is not a core competency for us,” shared Jeziorski, “and so we look to folks like Dustin and his team at Sikich to help us put together a path and a direction to get us to what we would consider Manufacturing 4.0.”
Why Is Sikich the Managed IT Services Partner of Choice?
Choosing the right IT partner is critical for any organization, especially for any business facing IT challenges such as Delta Systems experienced. What sets Sikich IT services apart from the rest? “One of the biggest reasons why we selected Sikich from a manage service standpoint versus the people we used in the past,” stated Jeziorski, “is because the prior providers were just fixing our computers and making sure our servers were up and running. Sikich, however, understands… they went and took the time to understand our business and asked the manager team questions about where we wanted to be in the future. That gave them a better understanding of our business, of our direction and helped them to be able to support us in a much better fashion than prior providers.”
Jeziorski, continued to share, “When a company comes to the realization that IT is not their core competency, and they feel that their resources can be better used within building their business and growing their business, I think that’s the time to consider looking at Sikich for manage services.”