Founded in 1994, Xtra Information Management Incorporated (XIM, Inc.) has established a reputation for being a leading provider of information technology consultation as well as application development, software and system integration, and testing services. As a medium-sized Silicon Valley-based company, its main focus is on mobile and wireless development, smart home automation and quality assurance services.
While its headquarters are in San Francisco, California, it also maintains 7 offshore development centers in Moscow, Kaluga, Minsk, Obninsk, Kazan, Ulyanovsk, and Gomel, all in Eastern Europe. The XIM Offshore Software Development and Testing Services is the company’s overseas extension of its longstanding services rendered in the United States.
Since its founding, XIM has changed in terms of its organizational structure and services menu. During its first 10 years, XIM was involved in projects involving end users in verticals, such as wireless and mobile field, and in the support if OEMs and ISVs. By the 2000s, XIM has created its offshore centers with the first one being in Moscow (2003) followed by the Obninsk-based Research and Development Center.
Moscow, the most prominent of its offshore development centers, has two departments, namely, Software Development and Quality Assurance. These included several sections involved in various project subjects including Java Technology Section for implementation of J2EE, J2SE, J2ME, and XSLT projects; Mobile Phone Technology Section for C/C++ applications in smartphones and pocket computers with iOS, Android and Windows Mobile; and Mobile Communication Technology Section for the manufacture of the Openwave product.
In February 2004, XIM opened its Moscow-based American Software Quality Assurance School. In 2005, the company launched its bundled service, the Remote Testing Lab, which was focused on mobile/wireless and EAI solutions. Other expansions include its own product development for mobile platforms (e.g., XiMAD for entertainment and mobile games development), which has resulted in the popular Pandas vs. Ninjas, Bubble Birds, and Brain Cubes.
XIM Inc. is also active in charity causes particularly with the Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services.