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Muralidhara H. S.

Muralidhara H. S.

Head IT
TTK Prestige
Insight of My Company and its IT Strategies
TTK Prestige Limited is engaged in the manufacture and trading of Pressure Cooker, Non-Stick cookware and Kitchen Appliances. Turn over for the FY 2011-12 was over Rs:750 crores. We have 6 manufacturing plants and 23 branch locations spread across the country. Our IT strategy is basically driven by the business requirement and it is a step by step approach and our focus is on reaching out to the users in terms of technology, providing improved/required  infrastructure   and compliance.
Views on new technologies
We are evaluating possibilities of moving to the cloud concerning some business support applications and also virtualization of servers.
Keeping up with Technology
Through attending IT seminars, interaction with vendors and reading technology magazines.
Team Size
It is a small team of 12 people.
Biggest Pain Point
Keeping pace with the growing business requirement and providing suitable and appropriate standard or tailor made solutions and make the users experience that they have been provided with what they really were/ are looking for.
Technology Heals Pain Points
No doubts.
Challenges Faced
It is more of a decision making issue than a challenge and requires a review from time to time, basically to keep pace with business requirement and security.
Adoption of Cloud Policy
As a policy – No, Not yet. But we have started working towards adopting cloud for some support apps.
Estimation of annual IT budget
It is need based.
IT Leader – Manager First or Technologist First
A Manager.
ROI on the Technology
Any ware between 2 to 3 years (in majority of the cases).
New technologies looking forward to
Mobile applications.
Relationship between CIOs and CEOs
CEO is the business head and CIO needs to provide/ support the cause of the business in terms of understanding business requirements, proposing right kind of technological solutions and so on.
Advice/ Suggestion
Push forward new ideas/ measure effectiveness of deploying new technologies and take risk when required in the interest of keeping pace with competition.
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