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Ankur Dhanuka
Ankur Dhanuka

Ankur Dhanuka

Head-IT

Dhanuka Agritech

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Company Profile and its IT Policies
Dhanuka Agritech is a leading player in Agri-Inputsbusiness
in India. Our listing in the Forbes’ ‘Asia’s 200 Best Under ABillion’
list consecutively for the year 2010 and 2011 highlights ourperformance
among the 200 top-performing small and midsized enterprisesin ASIA. This
shortlist came from a lot of about 13,000 publicly listedAsia-Pacific
companies with Sales of uptoone
billion dollars. This recognition highlights our achievements
andstrides forward in a fast growing Indian and an even faster
RuralIndian economy. We at present are having significant market share
ofaround 6% and we are growing faster than the industry. The company
has4 manufacturing units across the country and is constantly investing
inworld class manufacturing facilities befitting a name of our
stature.We are present Pan – India with our own distribution setup
across 35locations. Our present employee strength is 1000+ employees and
isgrowing at a fast clip.
Perspective on Innovative Technologies like Cloud and Virtualization
Both of these technologies are revolutionary and will change the
IT scenario. The sleepless nights and torturing days of
application failure, due to System failures, sometimes resolvable with
thousands of known resolutions while other times, still resolvable, but
from millions of unknown reasons and resolutions, will be thing of the
past,with near to 100% up time of application. Better application
and hardware management is what these technologies offer in laymen terms.

Keeping Pace with Latest Technologies
Magazines,reading blogs, forums, websites etc. are one of most important
source of information but then our trusted IT partners are another
source of updating latest technology. They know our systems, they know
how we work and they know what will suite us optimally and therefore will
not talk for best solution but optimal solution.
Personals in your Team
We have around 10 people.
Biggest Obstacle
Our biggest pain point is People. People are the most important asset
for any organization and direct consumers of services of IT departments.
We are facing the challenge to cater to their ever increasing demands
of data and information, readily available in real time, where ever
and how he may want to access.

Technology as a Rescue Act
Undoubtedly technology can only resolve the pain points. For this we are
working on various technologies for resolution of our pains.
Decisive Role of IT during Recession
Yes.It is always easier to manage those factors which are under your
own direct control. We cannot do much on Slowdown at macro level but
at micro level we can at least work on Cost cutting which is directly
in our own hands. Any innovation reducing the cost was actually related
to IT implementation and only IT came as the rescue for companies in
these tough times.
Importance of Cloud in the Organization
No, but we are evaluating cloud adoption for various of our IT initiatives.
IT Leader must be Manger or Technologist First.
According to me, IT leader has to be a manager first. Technology is all
about managing. An excellent cook cannot be for sure an excellent chef.
Chef can deliver the same taste over 100 preparations while Good cook
cannot make sure. Chef manages his cooking through process and
procedures which results in same delivery every time and all times while a
cook gives his best preparations using his past experiences on to
deliver good preparations but with no assurance of same taste.
Welcoming New technologies
CRM, SFA, Document Management, DR Site, Backup, ERP upgrade, IT infra upgrade considering ERP upgrade.
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