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Enterprising IT Manager sets up own IT company with superior products and services
With 15 years’ experience in IT, Chandini knew a great software product when she saw it. And the ones she was evaluating for an international firm weren’t it. In fact, she already had access to the perfect product– only it was in her head.
So, armed with the knowledge she could produce better results than what was currently on the market, Chandini founded her own IT company, Rhea Solutions Limited, to create such products.
The company’s initial software offering is a web-based helpdesk software called the Rhea Helpdesk. It can be used in any type and size of organization that has a customer support function in it, be it for internal or external clients. The company is based in Glasgow with a growing presence in the Middle East and India.
Chandini, 38, has already carved out more than her initials in a sector traditionally ruled by men. Not only has she worked at the top of the IT software consultancy division – often as the only female – she was also top student in her Masters class in Computer Applications and is PMP, SOACP, SCJP and OCA certified!.
She said: “I’ve always been ambitious and determined to be my own boss. My company isn’t necessarily about making money (though that would be good!), but more about being able to provide a quality service to other companies and individuals. To make what they need IT-wise into a reality with a strong emphasis on quality and customer service. I’d love for Rhea Solutions to make a name for itself in this world and be considered the first choice by clients for our products and services.”
The married mum-of-one said she believes women are better suited to being entrepreneurs.
“We’re used to multi-tasking,”
“It helped, of course, that I’ve always had the support of my family, particularly my husband. When I told him I was leaving my well-paid IT job to start up on my own, he never once tried to talk me out of it. My family has a lot of faith in me and knew I wouldn’t just pack in a good job on a whim.”
Today, Chandini has not only done what she originally set out to do, but she has also managed to set up a partnership with Arcitura Education, a world-renowned provider of vendor-neutral curricula with an emphasis on modern-day IT innovations. Her company, Rhea Solutions is the only UK-wide Licensed Training Partner and Authorized reseller for Arcitura and provides vendor-neutral training in Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Cloud Computing throughout the UK. The company has successfully completed the first set of workshops on SOA and Cloud training. The next workshops are due to be held in London in September this year.
Not satisfied with just providing two services, Chandini has now also included general IT Consultancy & Professional Services to the company’s offerings. The set of services offered include Software Development, Web Development, Systems Integration and Project Management among others. The company offers special discounts on all its consultancy services to charities and other startup companies.
For further information on Rhea Solutions - which offers a 40% discount on their helpdesk software to all Educational Institutions and Charities - and its products and services, please go to www.rhea-solutions.co.uk.