Have you heard of the “Picasso” Syndrome?

Do you know the Picasso Man?

I’m sure you are puzzled by the concept, but I am almost positive that you are more familiar with him than you would expect. 

The Picasso Syndrome is a concept CIS created to explain the gaps in your IT department that you want to avoid. It is when a business does not have an ample budget for enough people to fulfill all the roles.  

So, they hire one or two “IT Guys” who make up the entirety of a team.  A jack of all trades master of none. Their time and skills are made up of:

When you have 50-100+ users and only an IT team of 2 or 3 it’s impossible for that small team to cover all of your IT bases. 

Thus, Picasso Man. With numerous duties and insufficient talent.

Leaving little room for cybersecurity and special projects inevitably causing lag and frustration with all.

How to combat Picasso Syndrome with an IT Maturity Model 

First and foremost, this isn’t some sales pitch to get you to buy something, or to educate you on the importance of cybersecurity as a whole. You already know how important having comprehensive cybersecurity is. 

But we know all too well that it’s easier said than done. You don’t have to lose sleep over your IT needs. For every problem there is a solution. 

This is why CIS has developed a well-built IT Maturity Model. IT Maturity is the key to cybersecurity. This allows for a proactive approach that addresses each level with a meticulous dive into a company’s cybersecurity weaknesses.

The chart below displays CIS’s advanced IT Maturity Model broken down into each step.

You can see how your cybersecurity improves with each step leaving no room for gaps in your processes. 

What you don’t see, is the decades of curating and rigorous processes that truly define CIS. It is the reason we can take businesses to IT Maturity with ease. We did and do the hard work for you.

Learn more about IT Maturity from our blog Shedding Light on IT Maturity


Now that we’ve defeated Picasso Man…  

After an adoption of an IT Maturity Model and outsourcing your IT needs to a qualified and trusted MSP you have won the battle. We have had 3 decades to refine our processes and evolve cybersecurity as we know it. 

You can rest easy knowing that your IT is in good hands and that you can save money and time in the process. Let’s face it, good IT talent is hard to find. The talent war wages on, but it doesn’t have to affect you. Learn more about the Picasso Syndrome and how to staff your IT department here

Many of our current clients have been through the same hell as you. Losing sleep and stressing over your business is a thing of the past with CIS. We man the battlefield for you all the while increasing your bottom-line. Ready to learn more about how outsourcing your IT can be a literal game changer? Book some time on my calendar.


Cybersecurity is at the forefront of our business and engrained in all our business practices. Let’s engrain security in your business too!

Published On: October 20, 2022Categories: Cybersecurity, Managed IT Services, Strategy