Strategic IT Advisory

What is Strategic IT Advisory?

Xamin’s Strategic IT Advisory service provides organizations with the necessary expertise and support to navigate IT compliance and oversight challenges effectively. By partnering with Xamin, your business will be poised to effectively manage regulatory requirements, optimize technology investments, and enhance security measures, leading to improved customer trust and business growth. This strategic partnership allows clients to build a strong foundation for a cyber-resilient and compliant IT program that drives your organizations success.

Successful businesses are adaptable and forward thinking; they understand how integral technology is to the organization’s success. As your IT Advisor, Xamin will take the time to learn the company’s vision and current state so we can create an IT strategy that creates alignment between technology and organizational goals.

We’ll meet on a quarterly basis to review progress with the IT roadmap, discuss current health and security reports, document any changes to the business, and review any current projects and tickets. Continual consulting advisory will be available along with professional development of technology leaders.

Key Features of our Strategic Advisory Service:

Technology Roadmap Development

Our team will collaborate with your team to create a comprehensive and customized technology roadmap aligned with your business goals. We analyze your current IT infrastructure, systems, and applications, identify gaps and inefficiencies, and propose a strategic plan to enhance your technology landscape for better efficiency, security, and scalability.

Compliance Standards Assurance

Navigating the ever-changing landscape of IT compliance requirements can be daunting. Xamin ensures that your IT operations align with industry standards, regulations, and best practices. We conduct thorough compliance assessments, perform gap analyses, and assist in implementing the necessary measures to meet and exceed regulatory expectations.

Preparation for Exams and Audits

We understand the criticality of being well-prepared for regulatory exams and audits. Our team will work closely with your organization to conduct pre-audit assessments, identify potential vulnerabilities, and address any compliance gaps. With our proactive approach, you can confidently face exams and audits, knowing that your IT systems and policies are in optimal shape.

IT Policy and Procedures Enhancement

Well-defined and up-to-date IT policies and procedures are essential for smooth operations and compliance adherence. Our experts will review any existing policies, identify areas for improvement, and help you develop and implement robust IT policies and procedures that align with industry best practices and regulatory requirements.

Vendor Management and Risk Assessment

We understand the importance of effective vendor management in today’s environment. We will review your third-party vendors to ensure they meet security and compliance standards, while helping to mature your vendor risk management process.

Quarterly Business Reviews
  • Review recent IT assessment to understand the current state of the technical environment and progress on recommendations
  • Educate on current IT trends and how they affect your business
  • Develop project plans and milestones to achieve strategic objectives

Why do I need Strategic IT Advisory Services?

For ten consecutive years, the cost of a data breach has continued to rise. Based on the 2021 IBM Data Breach Report, the average cost rose nearly 10% in 2021 to 4.24 million in just one year. Last year, the average breach took more than 200 days to fully identify and another 87 to contain. Nearly 17.5% of all breaches in 2021 were at least, in part, caused by a remote workforce. These breaches were nearly 25% more costly.

For those organizations with a strong compliance engine, the cost of a breach, if it occurred at all, was nearly 65% less that those without. As cybercriminals become more sophisticated, the ability to detect and remediate becomes more challenging. Protect your company by making technology and cybersecurity a critical piece of your overall business strategy.

Strategic IT Advisory Process



Strategic Assessment

In the initial strategic review, we will provide a comprehensive, technical system exploration to highlight the strengths and weaknesses within your organization to create a technology roadmap. The phase will include, but is not limited to:

  • Initial onboarding
  • Network, security, and vulnerability scans
  • Baseline risk analysis
  • Detailed report with actionable findings
  • Strategic planning meeting to discuss identified areas of risk, potential solutions, and IT goals


Quarterly Reviews

Once a quarter, we will meet to review your strategic plan and assess the success of its implementation. During this time, our discussion will include, but is not limited to:

  • Review technology roadmap and assess progress
  • Asset, health, and vulnerability reporting
  • Discuss evolution of business goals and affect on IT needs
  • Applicable current events or business news
  • Updates on projects and service tickets
  • Budgetary planning


Ongoing Advisory

When major events occur, we will be available to provide trusted guidance. Routine calls or advice are included with any IT Advisory contract, with additional projects assessed as needed. Advisory events may include, but are not limited to:

  • Ongoing consulting advisory based on client requests
  • Vendor due diligence
  • Professional development for technology leaders
  • Guide new solution integration
  • IT team assessments and staffing strategies