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The Benefits of nordstar*'s Fractional CTO as a Service

Are you struggling to keep up with the latest technology trends and innovations? Our brand and marketing associate, Lottie Brett, explains how nordstar*'s team based approach to fractional CTO service could help you to stay ahead of the curve!

In today's fast-paced world, it can be difficult for businesses to keep up with the latest technology trends and innovations, which can put you at a competitive disadvantage and make it difficult to achieve your business goals.

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What is a Fractional CTO?

A fractional CTO is a part-time CTO who provides you with the strategic guidance and technical expertise you need to succeed. They can help you develop and execute a technology strategy that aligns with your business goals, identify and implement new technologies, and manager your technology team.

What distinguishes nordstar* from other fractional CTO providers is the increased value and expertise which derives from our team-based approach! nordstar* is a leading provider of transformation and technology solutions for businesses of all sizes, committed to helping our clients achieve their business goals through the use of technology; we provide you with a team of experienced and skilled professionals, each with their own unique expertise, which allows us to put the right person on the pitch at the right time, ensuring that you always have the knowledge you need to succeed. Relying on a single fractional CTO can be risky as they may not have all the expertise you need to implement a new software development project. Furthermore, hiring a full-time CTO can be expensive, but with our fractional CTO service, you only pay for the time you need! Our team collaborates so that we can provide you with a range of expertise within different industries and domains, such as software development, cloud computing, analytics and big data, mobile and web applications, user experience and design, and enterprise and business architecture!

Our CTOs can provide you with:

Strategy & Guidance: develop and execute a technology strategy that aligns with your business goals, alongside leadership and guidance for your technology leaders & team members.

Innovation & Objectivity: identifying new and innovative ways to use technology to achieve your business goals and manage your relationships with technology vendors and partners.

Expertise Across Industries: Our team has extensive experience across a wide range of sectors, technologies, and roles, meaning you can benefit from our deep knowledge and unique insights, no matter what industry you're in. Our fractional CTOs can work on a variety of projects, from developing a technology strategy to managing a technology team, with the ability to scale their services up or down as your needs change.



Our CTOs can help you make sense of the complex world of technology by breaking down complex technical concepts into easy-to-understand terms to help you communicate your technology strategy to your team and stakeholders. By using our CTO as a service, your company can be aided through professional mentoring, offering a range of benefits: CTOs are able to provide personalised one-on-one mentoring to help navigate complex technical challenges alongside providing context-dependent actionable advice. Ultimately, your company's needs will develop over time, and whilst we believe a strong technical foundation is the key to long-term success and peak performance, the flexibility of CTOs means that we are able to adapt to changing circumstances and provide scalable solutions, ensuring access to the guidance you need.


Horizon Scanning and Technology Trend Reviews

With new changes and trends constantly emerging in the tech industry, it can be difficult to stay up-to-date. Our CTOs stay informed so you don't have to, analysing industry trends and assessing their potential impact on your business to ensure you're on the cutting edge of technology and are able to make informed decisions to take proactive steps. Furthermore, by keeping you up-to-date with the latest technologies and trends, we can help you identify areas where you can save money by implementing more efficient processes and/or utilising new tools that can help you streamline your operations. 


Recruitment and Managing Technology

Our CTOs can help you manage your technology team, working closely with you to determine the specific skills and experience you need for your tech team, helping to source, recruit, and retain top talent and the right people to prevent wasting time and resources on the wrong candidates. Our team has extensive experience in tech recruitment - we make sure you are hiring the right people who are a good fit for your company culture, have the right experience, and the necessary skills to get the job done! Once the correct candidates have been recruited, we'll help keep your team happy and motivated by providing our clients with support in creating an engaging company culture and developing a clear progression plan that motivates employees to stay and grow within your company, providing your team with the guidance they need to be successful. 



Our CTOs are focused on helping you achieve your business goals, not getting bogged down in processes and projects. They will instead focus on the big picture and help you make decisions that will have a positive impact on your business! Our CTOs will help you develop and execute a tailored plan for your tech projects, ensuring you have a solid roadmap in place to achieve your business goals. You don't need to worry about the details as our team will help you organise, plan, and execute your tech projects, working closely with your team to ensure that everything runs smoothly from start to finish, keeping track of your project's results and make the necessary changes to ensure you are always on track to achieve your targets!


Skills and Training

At nordstar*, our CTO as a service offers in-house training programs to give your team the skills they need to keep your businesses running smoothly, with training sessions being fully customisable and designed to meet the specific needs of your business. We believe in sharing knowledge and expertise with clients, ensuring your team has the information and resources needed to grow their skills and become better technologists, whilst also being able to offer on-demand support to ensure your business is always moving forward. Whether you need help with a specific project or just want to brainstorm new ideas, we're always here to help!


Strategy Development

Additionally, our CTOs can help you develop a technology strategy that aligns with your business goals, assessing your current technology landscapen and identify areas for improvement to help develop a roadmap for implementing your strategy. Our CTOs are focused on achieving results - they will not be satisfied with simply meeting project milestones. We will instead focus on delivering results that have a positive impact on your business!

Our CTOs will help plan and manage your tech budget, identifying the necessary resources and prioritising spending so you can achieve your goals without breaking the bank! To further reduce expenses, we'll help you assess your risk and develop a plan to mitigate it, utilising our extensive experience in identifying and addressing potential problems before they become major issues. Alongside identifying these issues, we'll be able to identify areas in which you can expand your operations and develop a growth strategy tailored to your business, helping to build the infrastructure you need to grow your business sustainably. 


To find out more about what nordstar* can do for you and inquire further about the services offered to give your business a boost, please email today!

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