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Winners By
Jagdish Lomte
KEC International
Jagdish Lomte,
CIO, KEC International

The aim of the project is to consolidate user data and apps in a common place to enable secure access.
Jagdish Lomte, KEC International
is also a winner of the

CIO100 Green Edge Award

Global infrastructure engineering and construction major, KEC International, is the flagship company of the RPG Group and, until recently, ran a traditional IT setup of fat desktop clients. All of the business’ applications resided and ran off the systems of 650 employees spread across the globe.  

Lomte decided to adopt a centralized, consolidated, server-based computing model and replaced existing systems with thin clients. “The aim of the project was to consolidate user data and applications in a common place so that it could be centrally managed, and so that we could ensure secure access to business applications,” says Lomte. He chose a four-blade server model with built-in storage modules for hardware consolidation. The project resulted in power savings of up to 80 percent per user and additional savings on desktop maintenance. VDI also ensures Lomte can implement and monitor security practices better, with special control over flash drives and removable drives.