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It was painful to embrace new IT solutions - CIOL Interviews


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It was painful to embrace new IT solutions - CIOL Interviews

  1. 1. It was painful to embrace new IT solutions - CIOL Interviews[9/22/2012 12:48:30 PM]                        Print RSS 'It was painful to embrace new IT solutions' Electrotherm (India) Limited, a major player in the engineering metal melting industry, has scrapped the older software solutions to implement the latest to accelerate its growth CMN Correspondent Thursday, January 12, 2012 BANGALORE, INDIA: Companies have now started putting behind the traditional IT solutions to embrace newer technologies in order to improve their business. They are now realizing that they cannot lag behind other companies in adopting the best technologies to be competitive in the market. For Electrotherm (India) Limited, too, a change was inevitable. It was, in fact, a painful experience for them from coming out of the traditional IT solutions. In an interview with CIOL, on the sidelines of the C-Change programme, Electrotherm's chief information officer, Vishad Rahangdale, talks on how painful it was for him to scrap the old IT solutions for the newer ones and take people on board in crucial IT decision making. CIOL: What are the major technology investments at your enterprise? Rahangdale: For us, 2011 was the year of IT implementations and deployments. We implemented various SAP solutions across all the business verticals in our firm. We also consolidated data centre services for the entire group and collaborated using Sharepoint. We also went live with McAfee DLP for Security Policy enforcement. CIOL: Could you explain some of the overhauls of significant scale or value at your company last year? Rahangdale: It a 180 degree IT transformation from traditional IT during last year, as far as Electrotherm is concerned. It has helped us improve our productivity and scale the business. IT was more aligned to the business. CIOL: What are your future plans? Rahangdale: In the first half of this year, we are expecting business consolidation due to the market scenario. Aligning IT accordingly would be our priority during this period. In the second half, we are anticipating IT investments in the areas such as BI (Business Intelligence), and CRM (Customer Relationship Management), preferably in private/public cloud solutions. CIOL: What are your areas of interest from the recent tech-breakthroughs? Rahangdale: We think that the emergence of cloud solutions is a major breakthrough Subscribe to Enterprise weekly Newsletter Name: Email Address:   Most Commented 2G scam or coalgate: India's tale of failures Play Kaun Banega Crorepati Web game online Watch ICC T20 World Cup live online MTNL unveils Lofty Tab priced at Rs. 3,999 Watch the launch of PSLV-C21 live online Case Study Download Get most out of your technology infrastructure investments with Dell Click here to know how IT Resource Center Subscribe to PCQuest for iPad & Android tablets Register Free at DQ Top 20 Online portal & get insights on the Indian IT Like 3   0 Home News Technology Developer Enterprise SMB Semicon Custom Sites Topic Center CChange Enterprise Awards 2012 BFSI Services Manufacturing Retailing CIO Insights 0  0  1  0  search Subscribe AQDo6GQC
  2. 2. It was painful to embrace new IT solutions - CIOL Interviews[9/22/2012 12:48:30 PM] Bhupesh Badwaik said on 1/14/2012 10:11:47 AM: Vismay Rahangdale said on 1/13/2012 9:18:09 PM: of the year gone by. We are planning to make the most of it in the coming years CIOL: What is your advice to peers in terms of lessons, mistakes or challenges you experienced last year? Rahangdale: While aligning IT with your business, major challenges lie in how you deal with a plethora of expectations. Setting your expectations right is of paramount importance. The key is to make them party to the IT roadmap. CIOL: How IT is a competitive differentiator/innovator/business value centre at your organization? How? Rahangdale: Migrating from traditional IT to the most structured IT set-up is a major breakthrough at our company. We feel that this has changed the rules of the game. The business has become more responsive and accountable. IT has enabled businesses in reducing redundancies and trivialities at micro and macro levels. Accuracy of information flow and transparency were a few other dimensions which made the businesses more competitive. ©CIOL Bureau        Would you like to Comment on this Article? Name   Email Comment Here   Code Verification      Read Comments I like this interview. to Bhupesh Badwaik This is very motivative and encouraging.We would also like to implement this in our company. I liked this interview. to Vismay Rahangdale      Amazon to launch Kindle in Japan next month: Nikkei Billionaire Oracle CEO gets $96.2 million compensation Cyber attacks: Iran hackers targetting major US banks Microsoft Windows 8 AppFest creates world record iPhone 5 now up for grabs Industry Enterprise IT News and Analysis in your inbox Subscribe to the free PCQuest newsletter Pick of the Week Datawind's new Android tablet to cost Rs. 2,999 FDI in retail to spur IT procurement Apple's iPhone 5 4G will not work in Europe Canada Calling: Land of opportunities for SMEs The five things that private cloud is not   Sponsored Links: Our Innovation Helps Lower Your Custom Sites: American Express® Platinum Demo Downloads On: 1-Click News Updates Unmatched Efficiency - Increase Submit Clear Cancel Reply Reply
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