Virtual CIO

With the ever-increasing pressure of rapidly evolving technology, complex compliance requirements, security threats and remaining competitive, organisations must have a clear IT strategy designed to deliver growth, reduce risk and drive efficiency.

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There is a clear need to have a senior technology executive responsible for developing and managing IT strategy, decision-making and ongoing company-wide operations and projects who can successfully bridge between IT and corporate strategy, business alignment and business change.

We have a proven track record of providing strategic consultancy services to mid-market organisations, working with Boards, Senior Executives and Partnerships and helping organisations to move IT from being a cost centre to being part of a growth strategy.

Very often organisations are looking to outsource the IT function as a whole. Having the service provider acting as the business’s trusted adviser as well as supplying support and maintenance services allows a close alignment between us and the running of IT operations.

To help your organisation navigate the IT landscape whilst staying safe, profitable and innovative, Lumina Technologies can provide a dedicated strategic IT consultancy service. We will work as part of your organisation’s senior leadership team to provide leadership and guidance and assume responsibility for your strategic IT.

Our strategic consultancy services include:

  • Developing a strategic IT plan aligned to corporate objectives
  • Developing a digital transformation strategy
  • Defining and managing the IT strategy for the next one, three and five years
  • Defining and managing the annual IT budget including forecast and actual expenditure
  • Developing a forward-thinking culture
  • Developing measures to demonstrate ROI
  • Reviewing and advising on project proposals, including business case, cost and suitability
  • Reviewing and advising on investment decisions
  • Reviewing and advising on operational efficiency
  • Reporting to the Board
  • Project management with vendor selection and supervision

Why Choose Us?

  • Expertise & experience
  • Faster Response, less downtime and reduced costs
  • Allow you to focus on your core competencies

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    What our customers say

    Charles Douglas Solicitors LLP have been using Lumina Technologies for a number of years now and continue to be impressed by the technical know-how and contemporary knowledge of their senior management, who provide a timely, efficient and friendly service. Whether it is a small issue with one computer, or a strategic IT decision, they maintain a current knowledge of available technologies. Lumina are always at the other end of the phone to help resolve issues and minimise business interference. The technical knowledge of Richard and his senior team means that there has not been a problem that they can’t solve to date. I am sure we will continue to use them in the years to come.

    Charles Douglas
    Managing Partner, Charles Douglas Solicitors LLP

    Hawkstone Management Services Ltd is a small company for which IT Outsourcing is realistically the only viable option. Lumina Technologies have successfully performed this role for over fifteen years. They also provide innovative solutions to keep pace with technological progress. I would have no hesitation in recommending Lumina to similar sized businesses.

    Stephen Pembury
    Hawkstone Management Services Ltd

    The Vita Group HQ staff have worked with Richard McBarnet and Lumina Technologies for over 9 years, with Lumina providing all our PC, server, phone, and software support. The services have included C-level executives based in London, Manchester, the US, as well as supporting home office IT as well. The service provided and intellectual capabilities are outstanding and we would highly recommend Richard and his Lumina team.

    Joe Menendez
    CEO, The Vita Group

    Richard and his team are a real inspiration to anyone who meets them and I have watched Lumina’s growth over the last few years with interest and admiration. Richard has been an amazing supporter of the Hospice of St Francis, being a Gold member of the Corporate Partner Network for almost two years. He takes an active interest in the community and is passionate about his company and his town: nothing is too much trouble, he is always willing to help, to give up his time and to provide business advice when asked. Lumina is an inspiration to any company wanting to set up business in Hertfordshire.

    Carolyn Addison
    Corporate Fundraising Manager, The Hospice of St Francis

    The quality of IT Support provided by Lumina Technology is of the highest standard and is complemented by effective client liaison with impressive response times. Trap Oil Group plc has no hesitation in recommending Lumina as a dedicated and specialist group of IT professionals.

    Martin David
    Technical Director, Trap Oil Group plc

    It has been a great pleasure working with Lumina Technologies over the past two years. They have fully committed to being involved in the local community with volunteering and with professional advice and commitment, helping many local charities along the way. As a growing company it proves that being involved in the local community is helping them attract and retain a talented workforce and I look forward to working with them well into the future.

    Cindy Withey
    Connect Dacorum

    The team at Lumina Technologies have made the Amoun Travel & Tours office IT transition seamless and problem free. The office set-up has been vastly improved and the IT Support services are flawless. No issue goes unresolved, which is extremely reassuring.

    Adam Helmy
    Amoun Travel & Tours Ltd

    Lumina Technologies have taken the time to understand the requirements of our business and work as our strategic IT partner, enabling us to concentrate on delivering a high quality service to our clients and focus on our growth strategy. They have delivered a 100% cloud solution to our business with no underlying infrastructure costs or maintenance, which gives us scalability for our planned growth. It also means our business critical applications and data are securely accessible from virtually all our user devices. Lumina’s professional approach and strategic expertise is highly valued and their management of our IT – based on their in-depth knowledge, leaves us confident that our systems are available 24×7.

    Luke Harrison, Keidan Harrison LLP

    Society Limited has been supported by Lumina Technologies since our earliest start-up phase. From large logistical challenges like an office move, through to smaller fiddly issues like fixing a faulty e-template, we know we can count on their support and advice. They’ve also been able to engage with us strategically on the challenge of scaling-up our infrastructure as the firm continues to grow and evolve. We always feel confident going to Lumina with a problem, since we know they genuinely care about sorting things out and helping us to get on with our core business.

    Simon Lucas
    Managing Director, Society Limited

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