Fractional CIO/CTO consulting for the Life Sciences industry

Experience is the key to success.

Is your technology holding you back instead of moving you forward? Do you have regulatory requirements that seem impossible to implement and maintain in your current IT environment? Are you starting from scratch or do you just need a little help to get past the finish line? These are the challenges that Chief Information and Technical Officers are faced with every day. Unfortunately, not all companies can afford a salaried CIO/CTO or IT department with the expertise to avoid the pitfalls that can cripple the growth of an organization.

Fortean Technologies works with companies whose internal expertise or manpower cannot cover their technology planning and implementation needs. Specializing in Life Sciences, we offer a hybrid of both the CIO and CTO roles on a fractional, as needed basis. Fortean offers a combination of value and experience for companies who do not need or want to hire a full-time CIO/CTO.

Plans are nothing. Planning is everything.

It can be a rough ride for small to midsize companies in the current business environment. Your IT plan may look great today, but tomorrow is another thing altogether. Plans need to be living documents which can respond and adapt to bumps in the road created by clients, employees, competitors, the market... A good CIO/CTO will keep you on the right path while avoiding the obstacles you've planned for and anticipating the ones you haven't.

Fortean will be there for you as long as you need, to keep your plans on track and your organization growing. Our goal is to build an IT services infrastructure within your organization that can handle whatever is thrown at it.

Without effort, a plan is just a wish.

Your IT environment isn't a paint by numbers kit. It's not enough to have a great plan if you can't execute it. Our process is to build practices, procedures and expertise within your organization that are sustainable and will carry you toward your goals. In addition to planning we can assist with establishing vendor relations, enterprise licensing, vetting and training employees and technology implementation.

It can be a long road, but it doesn't have to be traveled alone. Our fractional CIO/CTO services can get you where you need to be while having full control over your spend on IT expertise.


Chief Information Officer

The Chief Information Officer is usually responsible for the implementation, management, security, and usability of technology. The CIO analyzes how technology benefits the company or improves business practices and then implements systems to realize that benefit or improvement.


Chief Technical Officer

The Chief Technical Officer is usually focused on scientific and technical issues within an organization. The CTO is responsible for the transformation of monetary, intellectual and political capital into technology that realizes the business objectives of the organization.

What We Do

You want to grow and improve your business. We help you determine where and how to allocate your resources to technology to make that happen. A gap analysis is an examination of your current technology for the purpose of identifying the differences between your current state of business and where you’d like to be. It can be simplified into three basic questions.


Before determining where you want to go you really need to understand where you are right now. We help you determine and define where you currently are with a review and analysis of existing technologies and how they interact. We work with your internal team to define where you currently are.


You have a vision of where you want to be. We help you create a technology roadmap to get you there. Fortean partners with clients to determine how technology can be used for business strategy, processes and increased revenue. With company management, we facilitate strategic planning to achieve business goals.


When you know where you are and where you want to be, we work with you to achieve your goals. Initiatives are prioritized with timetables for development and deployment of technology solutions. At this point most question have been answered and Fortean coordinates and manages the implementation of your technology plan.

Fortean works with Life Science Companies whose internal expertise does not cover their technology planning and implementation needs.

Get In Touch


(919) 777-0200

Postal Address

6300 Creedmoor Road
Suite 170-345
Raleigh, NC 27612

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