Any company, whether it is active in digital professions or not, is now required to make technological choices on which it will be able to base its development. "This is a mission usually assigned to the Chief Technology Officer, in the same way as the management of technical teams and skills within the structure or even the definition of budgets," explains Oswald De Riemaecker, CEO and co-founder of Continuous SA. This function must ensure that the company has the right resources for the future while guaranteeing the independence and autonomy of the company in this area. "
An original offer dedicated to small structures
The problem today is that the smallest structures do not necessarily have the necessary skills to define a deployment strategy and to support its implementation. Hiring a full-time CTO, beyond financial considerations, is generally not a good idea for many companies. “On the other hand, the skills of a CTO being in great demand on the market, few profiles are inclined to accept the offer of a small structure or even a part-time position,” explains Frédéric Dewinne, CTO and co-founder of Continuous. In this context, to meet these needs, we have developed a CTO as a service offer. "
Rely on a CTO a few hours a week
This solution is complementary to the support offered by Continuous to start-ups and SMEs for the implementation of technological solutions and a team in charge of their development and management. “With this CTO as a service offer, structures that are just starting out or want to implement the right technological foundations can rely on an experienced profile, from our teams, for a few hours or days a week, explains Oswald De Riemaecker. The desire is to find the best balance between the cost and the need of the organization. "
Continuous, whose job is to support the implementation of technological projects at the organizational level, can rely on a wide variety of experienced profiles within it and make their skills available to organizations. "Depending on the need, the CTO will have to choose solutions vis-à-vis business problems to support the development of the organization over time, to budget for expenses related to the use of technologies or to recruit, structure and manage a technical team and technological skills internally, says Frédéric Dewinne. The CTO as a service intervenes the time to put in place the useful resources, the procedures or a team which can manage the elements autonomously, over time. This intervention makes it possible to initiate an approach, whether it is the installation of a suitable technical environment or a change at the level of the organization. "
Limit costs, increase responsiveness
CTO as a service's offering enables organizations to quickly acquire the skills they need to strengthen and grow more effectively from the possibilities offered by technology. "We have a team of 5 to 10 CTOs available, all of whom can demonstrate real experience in various fields, in the media, e-commerce, finance, IoT, blockchain ... All are ready to support structures that are just starting out or that wish to evolve and to share their field experience, explains Frédéric Dewinne. The solution, when considering new developments, limits the costs and constraints associated with traditional recruitment. "