Indian Enterprise IT Strategy Advice

Welcome to's strategic advice -- a collection of insights from the brightest minds in the Indian IT market.

As the role of the CIO evolves to being a strategist, leadership and strategic planning skills are essential for success. The enterprise IT strategy section provides CIOs and senior IT management focused and relevant information on IT leadership and planning, IT budgeting, IT vendor selection and negotiation, and technology outsourcing. Explore to find expert advice, peer-to-peer resources and nifty management tips on enterprise IT strategy in India.

IT governance frameworks aren't sincerely implemented in India
IT governance frameworks such as ITIL are a must, but Indian organizations have yet to make the grade. Ashok Nayana, Wipro's general manager of technology, shares his ITIL implementation experiences.

Spearheading rural technology initiatives Rural IT is no more an alien subject for Indian corporations. Leading companies like ITC Ltd., Sumul and Tata Chemicals Ltd. have been in the forefront of taking IT to India's hinterland.

Business process reengineering: A sensitive issue for Indian CIOs
A successful business process reengineering (BPR) exercise should understand the 'people aspect' while meeting business objectives. R N Moorthy, the senior general manager for information technology at Jet Airways (India) Ltd., says that a CIO should be careful when balancing these two acts.

Vendor negotiation is all about win-win solutions for both parties
IT vendor management strategies involve successful vendor negotiations. Anwer Bagdadi, Sr. VP and CTO of CFC India, shares some surefire tips for success.

Recession, a shrinking IT budget and the CIO
Facing budget cuts? You're not alone. M D Agrawal, the deputy general manager of IS (refinery) at Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd., offers advice for maximizing the money you have to spend.

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