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Afsar R. Hussain
Afsar R. Hussain

Afsar R. Hussain

Manager IT

Air India Sats Airport Services


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Insight of My Company and its IT Strategies
AirIndia Sats Airport Services (AISATS) is a joint venture company
between Air India and Singapore Airport Terminal Services (SATS), which
has been formed to provide  International Standard and quality  of
Ground and Cargo handling services to the Airlines in Indian Airports,
by using the international facilities, infrastructure, experienced and
expertized personnel’sof both Air India and SATS.

designed and build our own in-house warehouse operational applications
which will be used for our day to day operations. And for recruitment,
purchase and billing we have our own custom designed web based
application which will record all the transactions in a real time
environment. All these applications are designed to support all our
operations at the different Airports where we are presently operating
and will be operating in future.

The complete IT infrastructure
has been hosted at the central location with the DR site and all the
locations will be connecting to the same through either P2P, IPVPN and
Views on Cloud and Virtualization
I believe moving to cloud and virtualization of the infrastructure is
good one, where we may need not to invest more on the hardware and
paying more and more on the licenses, power, space, maintenance etc., I
have recently migrated my mail services to cloud infrastructure which I
found is very good and management is simple compare to my earlier
Keeping up with Latest Technology
Will scan through internet, attend seminars, summits, blogs, webinars as often as possible.
Team Size
I have a team of about 13 members looking after various technologies.
Biggest Pain Point
Procuring and retaining the experienced staff in the concerned industry.
Slowdown Impact on IT Innovation
Obviously!IT innovations have definitely helped us during the slowdown.
Challenges Faced
Physical access to the hosted location, database security, internet
security, network security are the major challenges which will come
across and try to tighten the same in order to secure our data.
Adoption of Cloud Policy
Yes we have adopted to the cloud solution which has been hosted by Microsoft.
Cloud as a Tool
All the communications or data sent through the cloud are secured and not accessible.
IT Leader – Manager First or Technologist First
IT leader should have equally technological and managerial skills, which
are very important, as he may need to make the decisions on the
technological issues and also needs to manage the other operational and
official situations in the benefit of the organization or business.
Relationship between CIO and CEO
CIO and CEO should always needs to work together in order to execute the
business requirements in a proper technological way, they should need
to make the decisions based on their concurrence, without which they may
not be in a position to provide the proper solution, which may be
operationally poor or technically poor.
Advice/ Suggestion
My suggestion is that they need to update their technical skills to all
the innovative contemporary technologies and assist the CEO to make the
productive, technical and cost effective decisions in the benefit of the
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