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Sharat M. Airani

Sharat M. Airani

Chief of IT (Systems & Security)
Forbes Marshall
Company Profile and its IT Policies
For over six decades, Forbes Marshall has been building steam engineering and control instrumentation solutions that work for process industry. Today we have evolved into a leader in process efficiency and energy conservation through technology tie-ups and focused investments in manufacturing and research. Our joint ventures with the world’s leading names enable us to deliver quality solutions in 14 countries. Our business practices and processes have combined into a singular philosophy of being trusted partners who provide innovative solutions. It’s a philosophy we are proud to live up to.

We strongly believe in Open Culture so as for IT as well.
Perspective on Innovative Technologies Like Cloud and Virtualization
We have already moved on to cloud for collaboration tool and our Data Centre is 100% Virtual. I am a strong believer of these technology benefits.
Keeping Pace with Latest Technologies
I read magazines time to time and attend seminars and conferences.
Personals in Your Team
Entire IT team in Forbes Marshall is 30 Member team
Biggest Obstacle
Mobility..! Any time any where access.
Technology as a Rescue Act
Partially, YES so far. Working on more robust technology to address.
Decisive Role of IT during Recession
Yes, it is much need of the day. Even otherwise, innovation has a value any time.
Importance of Cloud in the Organization
We have our data accessible to us any time. Vendor-lock-in is not an issue for us.
Funds Allocated for IT(annually)
Around 6 Crs in 2011-12
Manager or Technologist-cardinal(primary) Role of an IT Leader
One should look at Technology-Leader. At the same he should be master in handling the team.
Expected ROI on Technological Investments
Not for every investment. Some are indirect and long term for RoI
Welcoming New technologies
Integration with different solution, mobility
Bond between CEO and a CIO
It is like a sugar in a milk.
Outlook
RoI is not the only benchmark for implementing the solution or adopting the technology. There is more to it.
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