Suhas Kardile, AGM, IT, Shree Precoated Steels observes that IT investments will take time before they take green deployments into their fold in this short chat with Pratima Harigunani of CyberMedia News
What kind of IT development has taken place in your company so far?
As ours is a manufacturing-centric organization, so much of the investment has gone around respective application areas. We have put in place an ERP, just completed SAP implementation on a full scale. Besides, we have invested in mailing solutions, networking and VPN etc.
What kind of new technology stuff that is doing the rounds today is appealing to you?
Nothing is very new in that way. We have already used many of the new concepts and put them in place. Web servers, IMs, Lotus UC solutions, video conferencing etc are some examples.
So what is on your plate next?
Having deployed IT at various areas so far, it’s time now to leverage them. My agenda now is to concentrate on cost reductions that will be driven out of operational expenses by using IT effectively.
Any plans on green IT?
No plans as of now, may be later we would consider it in a proper way.
On a broader note and from the peer-experiences you gather, do you think green IT is more buzz than real action?
Well, it’s still a good thing to talk about it, but not many CIOs are counting it in their investment portfolio in a big way yet.
There are bigger concerns occupying the CIOs today. They are more busy tackling issues like business continuity and operational problems which is the reason for the lack of attention, despite adequate intention, towards green IT.