coreio-advisory-servicesCoreio recently announced the acquisition of Balardo Group, a noted Advisory Services firm specializing in IT Infrastructure and Operations (I&O) issues. Together with our existing Advisory offering, which was centred on Project Management and Implementation support, the Balardo Group’s experienced and knowledgeable experts give us the opportunity to go to market with a well-rounded solution for enterprises in need of strategic support in goal-setting, problem identification, and transformational initiatives for their IT infrastructure.

The vision of our Advisory Services practice is to be a leading North American Infrastructure and Operations consulting and execution provider.  We strive to address our client’s challenges across a diverse problem set through exceptional service based on insight into our clients’ unique and ever-changing needs and our passion for meeting them.  We plan to achieve this via the three pillars of our services: Management Consulting, Program/Project Support, and Technology Implementation.

Practice Areas

Coreio’s Advisory Services practices is organized around four areas of focus: End User and Networking, Hosting and Cloud, Security and Governance, and ITSM Innovation. Within each of these practice areas is a broad set of issues with which we regularly assist clients.

  • End User and Networking involves issues around Lifecycle Support, Desktop, Service Desk, Networking, and Mobility.
  • Hosting and Cloud’s practice area will include Managed Services, Cloud, Software Defined Data Centre, and Data Centre Relocation and Consolidation.
  • Security and Governance encompasses IT Security, Risk, Service Continuity Management, I&O Compliance, and PMO.
  • ITSM Innovation focuses on enabling technologies, especially Service Now.

What Sets Us Apart

Wayne Balardo

Vice President of Advisory Services, Wayne Balardo

Our clients know their business well, have tremendous knowledge of their operations and are aware of opportunities for improvement, but may not always have the proper resources and specific expertise necessary to execute.  This is where we can help.

Unique to Advisory Services is our vast roster of seasoned IT professionals with deep experience across all areas of I&O: 90% of our consulting team has over 25 years’ experience.  We utilize our proven frameworks, processes and artifacts to offer solutions via our implementation services, utilizing best in class processes and tools delivered by veteran professionals, providing a range of services from strategic planning to technical assistance.  We have the practical experience in having successfully led and implemented complex I&O initiatives in the past.

This allows us to put our clients first and assist with any I&O issues they may have in a timely and efficient manner, with minimal disruption to the organization.  As Wayne Balardo, Vice President, Advisory Services says “putting clients first means showing integrity throughout engagements, by providing an honest assessment of their situation and by following through on what we promise.”

Value that’s More than the Sum of its Parts

With a deep bench of expertise to draw upon, we offer solutions combining a wealth of experience:

  • 35 Years managing I&O Solutions for complex enterprise clients
    • 90% of our consultants have 25 years of IT I&O experience
    • 20% of our consultants have been IT I&O executives
    • We deliver from an ‘Inside Out’ view
  • Our solutions are not the common ‘off the shelf/playbook’ solutions but instead are tailored to meet the unique needs of our clients.