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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Virtual CIO Services

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.

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Virtual CIO for business

Virtual CIO for business

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

    Richard and his team at Lumina have provided Perrett Laver Limited with high quality strategic and practical IT Services for over ten years. During this period, Perrett Laver has grown from 10+ colleagues based in London to nearly 100 colleagues located in six offices across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. Richard and the Lumina team have not just been responsive to our ‘everyday’ IT needs, but have proactively sought to work with us on developing an infrastructure suitable for the type of operation we are today, and are planning to be months and years down the line. I would not hesitate to recommend Richard, especially for small to medium size business with growth in mind.

    Clementine McKinley
    COO, Perrett Laver Limited

    Lumina Technologies Prism Hosted Desktop has allowed our business to centralise our global corporate data, allowing much faster access for all our staff – regardless of their location. We have also been able to simplify and reduce our infrastructure and management overhead. With the new Prism Hosted Desktop solution all staff now have simple and secure access to corporate data using any device they choose. Prism Hosted Desktop has increased the productivity of our staff and given us a single, consistent and familiar experience for all users from any device, in any location, 24/7.

    Katherine Roe
    Chief Executive Officer, Wentworth Resources PLC

    Lumina Technologies has been Salamander Energy plc’s IT provider since start-up in 2005 and has supported us in London during our expansion across operational offices in SE Asia. Their professional approach, strategic advice and close co-operation have been essential in making this a success.

    John Bell
    Group Technical Director, Salamander Energy plc

    Lumina have supported us so well through the difficult circumstances of 2020.  They worked extremely hard to ensure we were able to work remotely and continue to operate our business successfully. The support team are very friendly and knowledgeable, and have excellent response times.

    The team have also enhanced our cyber security which is so important in the legal sector, and they continue to provide high quality advice to help us move forward with our IT goals.

    Robin Illingworth
    Managing Partner, Adams & Remers LLP

    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

    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

    The commercially sensitive and regulated nature of Lambert Energy Advisory’s business requires an IT provider able to maintain the highest levels of integrity and confidentiality, Lumina Technologies has consistently been unimpeachable in this regard over the nine years we have employed them.

    Patrick Agar
    Lambert Energy Advisory

    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

    We worked with Lumina on a GDPR Audit. Richard was knowledgeable and professional throughout, and did the best he could to bring a dry topic to life through lots of real life examples and analogies. We were so impressed with the service Lumina provided and the value we got from partnering with them on this project – we couldn’t recommend them enough.

    Holly Cottingham, Vintec Laboratories

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