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Rajesh Thanua
Rajesh Thanua
Sr
Manager-IT,Carzonrent
India
Insight of My Company and its IT Strategies
Carzonrent India Pvt. Ltd. is a complete Car Rental company involve in Car Rental, Radio Taxi, Leaseing, Limo and many others. As our business is completely driven bt IT have all necessary equipment in place i.e call centers, data center, PRI, IVRS, Servers, Firewall.

Views on new technologies
as per company vision and business requirement, we will go with both the technologies because it will help us in consolidating our datacenters and maintain HA Mode on hardware and software level.

Resources to Keep Updated with Latest Technologies
With the magazines, seminars and conferences and IT social Network ( not social sites), meeting with friends who are in good company at good positions. Also my vendor work for me a s a consultant and always educate me for new technologies.


Team Size
Our team has 4 application developers , 3 server admin, 1 security expert, 8 resident engineers

Biggest Pain Point
Downtime, performance optimization, asset tracking

Technology to Address Pain Points
Who else can help me other than technology, yes it will help me and I am targeting to closed this issues within this year.

Slowdown Impact on IT Innovation
As a service industry not for us because we are technology driven organization so nothing happen.

Expenses on IT Systems
We spend more than 5 Cr on IT Systems.

IT Budget Upgrading Plan
We are trying to cut down the budget every year with the help of innovations.

IT Leader – Manager First or Technologist First
Technologist first, other wise he can manager manpower not technology in long run

Latest Technology
Virtualization / Database replication / performance

Relationship Between CIOs and CEOs
As per CEO, CIO is the only person who can align the business growth path as per CEO vision with the help of strategic plan / Enforcement of Policies and procedures / analyzing the past records with BI .

Advice/ Suggestion
CIO should join a company with atleast 5 years stability plan than only he can strategic plan IT Road Map for a company with vision and surely he will help to grow more than expected. Because if CIO move very frequently then company’s Vision surely hamper.
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