May 07, 2013
Bangalore: It's been almost twenty-two years, more than half of my life, in the IT corridor. I still remember having a conversation with my friends back then: what is more important, how humans evolved or what will become of computers in the next fifty years? Well, you and I know the answer to it, and I leave it the readers’ judgment to decide.
Recently VintCerf was in India and his interview was definitely enlightening to watch.
From many learning, the most inspiring and spirit-boosting one was ‘Failure is an Experience!’ I’m sure not many of us take it in those lines. But then again, to experience, one must think, adapt and implement the thoughts to experience the outcome.
Over the last twenty odd years, I have seen or should I say experienced IT taking many shapes and sizes. It had become the menace of our very organization, a good menace. Back then, we had a workplace called “office” that had four walls, a desk, a telephone, and a computer to which were glued to accomplish our day-to-day tasks. Today, the same workplace is at our discretion, our work could be the shopping mall, the beach-side, a coffee shop, in transit at airports, our beds - just before we sleep, or when we wake up to name just a few. With the ever-improving IT corridor and with the recent BYOD trend scaling high, the office is no longer a 4x4 square, but the oval-shaped globe.
Infinite’s iTaaS (Infinite Tech-Support as aService) was launched in September 2012. Since then it has been well received by its existing clients and new prospects in the global markets. A lot of thought process that was involved to make this happen made iTaaS taste its first success: when we had acquired a client just four months after its launch. So what went through the thought process: a series of sit-down and stand-up meetings that resulted in a simple thought, ‘Communication’! We wanted to bring in a service that could be easily adaptable and implemented. A service that is available no matter where or what device you are using.
The core team of iTaaS had a clear vision: when something goes wrong, the goal of iTaaS is to restore service to normal as quickly as possible with its offerings, while minimizing impact to the business and maintaining quality. The strategy was simple:
- Help enable growth by improved IT operational efficiencies
- Help improve margins by decreasing operating expenses for maintenance and supports costs
- Help reduce fixed and variable costs by business enabled IT innovation
While talking about communication, the challenge we wanted to address was to empower ‘communication’ by making life easier life through iTaaS for business. So what makes iTaaS a unique proposition? iTaaS is a platform, with the collaboration of various technologies on a single-sign-on and cloud-enabled model. iTaaS cloud service creates a single system of record for all IT processes. It can manage the four primary pillars of IT together: strategy, design, transition, and operations. This gives immediate access to information to drive decisions and track the performance of the team. And since it is a cloud-based service, CIOs can make their decision easier from anywhere and at any time.
As David Willis of Gartner puts it, “The rise of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs is the single most radical shift in the economics of client computing for business since PCs invaded the workplace." With BYOD we not only see significant savings for an organization on their capital investments but also improve employee satisfaction. Infinite’s iTaaS solution helps every employee be connected with the IT department of the organization. It’s the “always-on” services desk/helpdesk which he can use various engagement modes like SMS, email, Chat, Web-login, web-phone, or normal phone techniques to reach someone that is always available to listen and take appropriate actions based on the incidents. The employee can then track each of these incidents on a real-time basis and ensure communications are not compromised at any level. Infinite iTaaS is more of a business transformation tool taking IT 2.0 to 3.0 keeping in mind the following:
Social – Leveraging the social community to reduce costs, improve responsiveness, and tie together people, processes, and technology.
People – With IT 3.0, the artificial usability barriers between people, processes, and technology are erased.
The Cloud – Users demand their IT resources travel with them wherever, and however they need.
Business and IT are one –Transparency and continuous engagement help IT and the business innovate in ways never thought possible.
Today, there are no projects, but business-enabled programs driven to achieve goals. In IT 3.0, the relationship between the business and IT is beyond alignment. The two are now inseparable. As a result, IT must be more transparent. And IT must make the business engagement a top priority. Infinite iTaaS based solutions just help to bridge the gap between Business and IT.
Author: Nilesh Gupta, VP - Infrastructure Management, Infinite Computer Solutions
Infinite Computer Solutions (NSE Symbol: INFINITE / BSE Scrip Code: 533154) is a global Information Technology service provider with expertise in the provision of Application Management, Infrastructure Management, Product Engineering, Next-Gen Messaging Platforms & Enterprise Mobility Solutions.
With a global team of around 5000, we partner with Fortune 500 companies from Telecom, Healthcare, Media and Content, Energy and Utilities and Financial Services verticals helping them achieve objectives through flexible engagement models including risk-reward, revenue share engagements, global delivery from eight delivery centers around the world, technology & domain expertise and process excellence. We leverage our expertise as well as large project execution experience for the benefit of our clients in areas such as Enterprise Mobility, Next- Generation Messaging Platforms, Big Data / Enterprise Analytics, Cloud Enablement, SoA, Optics, Switching & Routing, and platform-based Tech Support Services.
Infinite has been recognized by NASSCOM amongst the Top 20 IT Players in India, by Forbes as Asia’s 200 Best-Under-a-Billion companies, and appeared in the Top 5 Employers of Choice in the DQ-IDC survey. Our peers and various industry bodies have recognized us for our Mobility Platform, which includes being runners-up at Mobile Merits Awards - 2012, finalist in the CTIA Emerging Technology Awards – 2012, and a finalist in Hot Companies & Technology Award – 2012.