Indian Oil Corporation Limited: India's Flagship National Oil Company Merges Isolated Systems Into Unified Network
The Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (IOCL) operates as the largest company in India in terms of turnover and is the only Indian company to rank in the Fortune "Global 500" listing. The company was facing challenges with its IT infrastructure. With multiple divisions, it had independent administrative networks. IOCL sought to both simplify deployment and maximize the efficiency of its network. It wanted to migrate to a single software environment and bring in uniformity in IT functions. To improve its network operations, IOCL worked with Microsoft Consulting Services to deploy Active Directory Services in Microsoft Windows Server 2008 operating system. As a result, the company simplified IT management, created a more stable and secure network, and increased employee productivity through better access to network resources.