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Vineet Kansal

Vineet Kansal

Director - IT & Professor
Insight of My Company and its IT Strategies
A. Infrastructure:The Institute is having state of art computer laboratories equipped with latest PC configurations running on various software platforms.These laboratories are well supported with high end back end servers placed centrally at the server room which offers various services like:AD, DNS, DHCP, RADUIS, TMG, Anti Virus and Anti Spyware, etc. The entire campus wide LAN is also meets the latest technologies for the best throughput and 100% availability for the users. Among various services on the network Internet plays a major role and its availability make the uses of all these applications very effective.

B. Security Measures:As per the policies the entire network is protected from the unauthorized users on LAN and WLAN. The access to various services are grouped effectively under group policy and replicated throughout the campus. The entire campus is well equipped with the latest Anti Virus software for protection and the Internet bandwidth is protected with a firewall, antivirus, and anti spyware for gateway level protection.

C. Storage & Backup Strategies: As the data is the most crucial part of any organizations daily work process. The central storage at various servers in the server room is well protected with various policies and hierarchy access permissions.The storage system is also having a well devised backup policy for scheduled and customized backups.
Views on Cloud and Virtualization
Cloud-computing plays a vital role in infrastructure convergence and shared services, which can facilitate an organization to port its business process on the cloud. This type of environment allows enterprises to get their applications up and running faster, with easier manageability and less maintenance, and enables IT to more rapidly adjust IT resources (such as servers, storage, and networking).

Virtualization on the other hand is also a vital player in Enterprise IT trends today;it enables an IT environment which will be able to manage itself based on perceived activities. The goal of virtualization is to centralize administrative tasks while improving scalability and overall hardware-resource utilization.The Cloud and Virtualization can be combined together to improve business processes and their availability and delivery of these services to the end users.
Keeping up with Latest Technology
The institution is always active towards the skill development of the students as well as faculty and staff to make them updated according to the industry requirements. There are several programs and events which are organized on the regular basis at the institute campus for achieving the same likely: Student Development Programs (SDP’s), Faculty Development Programs (FDP’s), Seminars,Conferences, Webinar Sessions, Peer to Peer trainings on various technologies.
Team Size
There are 44 members in my team.
Biggest Pain Point
Being a self financed educational institution there is no Governmental funding so managing the resources and providing the latest technological blends to all the users is the biggest challenge. Though, we are committed to provide Best quality education.
Technology to Address Pain Points
Technology always plays a vital role in providing the effective solutions to the problems causing any hindrances in the business processes, so technology can address those pain points.
Challenges Faced
As already mentioned that data and information is the most crucial part of the organizations business processes so it is an asset to the organization. It should be protected with unauthorized access and fail overs like system or hardware failures.
IT Leader – Manager First or Technologist First
Although it becomes an advantage if the IT Leader is having a blend of IT or he/she is a technologist, but an IT leader should be a manager first.
Latest Technology
The organization can look forward for the new technologies in the areas of ERP, Web Conferencing, Webinars, Online events, Virtual Classroom conc.

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