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Ram Kumar

Ram Kumar

Manager - IT
Hyderabad Chemicals
Company Profile and its IT Policies
We are basically an  agri - chemicals and seeds company, we have been running our applications on SAP since two years.
Perspective on Innovative Technologies like Cloud and Virtualization
Cloud and Virtualization seems to be an excellent idea but does not fit into our environment to implement from the scratch.
Keeping Pace with Latest Technologies
We try to update our environment accordingly by implementing the new support packages and patch levels provided by our application partner
Personals in your Team
We are 5 in head-count, who handle all kind of requirement related to IT
Biggest Obstacle
Anytime, any place, access to our servers is the biggest pain point for us.
Technology as a Rescue Act
Yes, I do agree on this. We have designed and planned to implement a custom web based application within SAP to achieve this functionality.
Decisive Role of IT during Recession
As we are a manufacturing company and making use of IT applications for handling our business processes only, Slowdown does not implicate us much.
Contemplate Ways to Prevent Security Breach
We have implemented Disaster Recovery to secure our Information System or the database.
Importance of Cloud in the Organization
We are about to launch our own custom built cloud facility to our end-users.
Using cloud to Secure Database
Cloud is an excellent idea to secure data and cuts the cost as well.
Funds Allocated for IT(annually)
We allocate as and when required, rather than reserving a budget for IT requirement.
Increment in IT Budget
As of now, we do not have any plans for IT budget Upgrading.
IT Leader must be Manger or Technologist First.
An IT leader should and must be a technologist first to take firm decisions in implementing and in adapting change to the environment and secondly a manager.
Expected ROI on Technological Investments
Once we go live with our custom application, we can count ROI in numbers.
Welcoming New technologies
Hopefully we would be the first one to implement Business Objects version 4 for our managerial decisions.
Bond between CEO and a CIO
Both should be travelling on a same track as both have the capacity and power to implement new technologies in the environment.
Outlook
Update and Adapt change.
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