Digital Advisory Services

Digital Advisory Services

Digital services and platforms will almost certainly be fundamental to the day-to-day running of your business. The more complex and larger your business becomes, the more reliant you will be on digital services and systems. In fact, the effective implementation and use of digital technologies is becoming increasingly critical to the success or failure of businesses. You can collaborate with us on a range of digital challenges that will improve your business.


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Our technical assurance will help safeguard your business and ROI whilst you digitise your operations to drive efficiency and process optimisation. Our assurance can be for one project, or for a portfolio of projects depending on risk and your needs.

Less than 30% of technology-based projects succeed. Many businesses also struggle to define and implement a digital strategy that supports the overall business strategy. Effective assurance over digital systems and projects is fundamental to ensuring successful outcomes. It will also ensure that systems deliver the value and efficiency that is so important.

System implementations have a reputation for not delivering on time, within budget or complementing a pre-existing IT strategy. We take the time to understand your business and your goals. Then we use our strong technical knowledge of your chosen technology solutions and their requirements to help ensure that any risks are mitigated, and projects delivered on time.

How we can help you with System Implementation Assurance

  • Use our proven digital programme health check to quickly deliver a view on project health and progress
  • Get continuous assurance and ‘check and challenge’ by integrating our specialists into your digital programme
  • Give your stakeholders such as Steering Committee, Project Board and project managers independent and real-time assurance using dynamic dashboard reporting
  • Commission technical deep dives across key areas of project risk such as roles and access, data cleansing and migration, functional and non-functional testing and enterprise-wide system integration.

Do you worry that the pressure to deliver efficiencies through systems and technology is introducing unnecessary risks? Are your business controls and financial reporting being undermined by your IT operations? These problems can be made worse by outsourcing and third-party delivery partners. You may be struggling to understand where risks exist and who is managing them.

We help you understand where your greatest exposure to IT risk sits. We all your tech stack including areas such as IT service delivery, third party management, IT strategy, resilience and cyber security. Our proprietary diagnostic approach will help you identify where compliance may be a concern as well as mapping key risks against common regulations (CIS, NIST, ISO, ISA, COBIT and SOx).

Having a strong evidence-based assessment of your IT Risk landscape is crucial in determining the scope and sequencing of your targeted audits over areas such as cyber security, disaster recovery, data security and cloud governance.

How we can help you with IT Risks Management

  • Leverage our purpose-built IT Risk Diagnostic to get an objective assessment of your key IT Risk areas and map them against key IT regulations
  • Use our purpose-built IT General Controls asset to get an accurate assessment of how effective and embedded your IT controls are
  • Get pragmatic recommendations to address your IT risks that accurately reflect your budget, risk appetite and the technology landscape
  • Upskill your in-house IT team through tailored training and workshops

Our goal is to help you manage risk, optimise resource consumption and derive maximum value from your hosting arrangements.

Cloud computing has moved from being a concept to a core strategy for many businesses and organisations. While the motivation to move to a ‘capital light’ IT operating model is clear, there are many challenges which are often misunderstood, for example, poor understanding of a shared responsibility model and limited understanding of increased cyber risk via a virtual environment.

Transitioning to cloud presents an opportunity to scale your business and increase system resiliency. However, to realise this opportunity you will need strong cloud governance and management controls that are in alignment with not just your overarching IT strategy, but your business strategy.

How we can help you with cloud governance and security

  • Assessing the security of your cloud environments using our Cloud Governance Controls Framework (CGCF)
  • Identify vendor management control concerns to improve reliability, accuracy and security
  • Assess the efficiency of your cloud arrangements in the context of license consumption and capacity
  • Identify any residual risk to your business emanating from your cloud service provider by reviewing your due diligence process

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