iXcheck Technologies invested in training and right mix of technology to enable anywhere working environment


By MYBRANDBOOK


iXcheck Technologies invested in training and right mix of technology to enable anywhere working environment

Vishwajeet Singh
Sr. VP & CIO - iXcheck Technologies

 

Responsibilities of the CIO
It is challenging and expectations are increasing rapidly. The meaning of CIO is not limited to Chief Information Officer, it is known as Chief Infrastructure Officer, Chief Integration Officer, Chief International Officer, Chief Inspiration Officer, and Chief Innovation Officer etc.

 

CIO needs to be entrepreneur driven, situation oriented and value-added. CIO will take many paradoxical roles: both as business strategist and technology visionary. A CIO needs to be a talent master and effective communicator, business enabler and cost optimizer.

 

Key priorities for 2021
With change in time, technology is becoming increasingly important for an organization’s growth. CIO has to have the ability to move from Functional to Strategic Business Leader.

 

Now changes are happening at a much faster speed and the reflection time has become zero. Business is in constant threat and all the stakeholders including the CIO are required to plan and act proactively.

 

Adopting Work-From Anywhere
As mentioned the reflection time has become zero, we acted well in time. Our complete workforce is working from home and it is in fact much before the government announced lockdown.

 

Year 2020 taught us how drastically situations can change and it is just the ability to adapt to the change that can help in survival. We invested both in training and the right mix of technology to enable anywhere working environment for our employees. We are mostly on VDI.

 

Redesigning IT & Security strategy
We invested more in our VDI platforms and security tools. Zero Trust is the new cybersecurity practice. Zero trust assumes there is no implicit trust granted to assets or user accounts based solely on their physical or network location (i.e., local area networks versus the internet) or based on asset ownership (enterprise or personally owned). We created more robust authentication provisions and alert mechanisms. Our network team is constantly monitoring the traffic and raising alerts for any suspicious activity found. In addition, all the employees are being constantly trained on the new possible ways of compromises and safety measures.

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