Insight of My Company and its IT Strategies AirIndia Sats
Airport Services (AISATS) is a joint venture company between Air India
and Singapore Airport Terminal Services (SATS), which has been formed to
provide International Standard and quality of Ground and Cargo
handling services to the Airlines in Indian Airports, by using the
international facilities, infrastructure, experienced and expertized
personnel’sof both Air India and SATS.
AISATS has designed and
build our own in-house warehouse operational applications which will be
used for our day to day operations. And for recruitment, purchase and
billing we have our own custom designed web based application which will
record all the transactions in a real time environment. All these
applications are designed to support all our operations at the different
Airports where we are presently operating and will be operating in
The complete IT infrastructure has been hosted at the
central location with the DR site and all the locations will be
connecting to the same through either P2P, IPVPN and MPLS.
Views on Cloud and Virtualization I
believe moving to cloud and virtualization of the infrastructure is
good one, where we may need not to invest more on the hardware and
paying more and more on the licenses, power, space, maintenance etc., I
have recently migrated my mail services to cloud infrastructure which I
found is very good and management is simple compare to my earlier
Keeping up with Latest Technology Will scan through internet, attend seminars, summits, blogs, webinars as often as possible.
Team Size I have a team of about 13 members looking after various technologies
Biggest Pain Point Procuring and retaining the experienced staff in the concerned industry.
Slowdown Impact on IT Innovation Obviously!IT innovations have definitely helped us during the slowdown.
Challenges Faced Physical
access to the hosted location, database security, internet security,
network security are the major challenges which will come across and try
to tighten the same in order to secure our data.
Adoption of Cloud Policy Yes we have adopted to the cloud solution which has been hosted by Microsoft.
Cloud as a Tool All the communications or data sent through the cloud are secured and not accessible.
IT Leader – Manager First or Technologist First IT
leader should have equally technological and managerial skills, which
are very important, as he may need to make the decisions on the
technological issues and also needs to manage the other operational and
official situations in the benefit of the organization or business.
Relationship between CIO and CEO CIO and CEO should always needs
to work together in order to execute the business requirements in a
proper technological way, they should need to make the decisions based
on their concurrence, without which they may not be in a position to
provide the proper solution, which may be operationally poor or
Advice/Suggestion My suggestion is
that they need to update their technical skills to all the innovative
contemporary technologies and assist the CEO to make the productive,
technical and cost effective decisions in the benefit of the business.