IT managers Francesco Doricchi and Andrea Passerini tell us their story, beginning with the successful achievement of TISAX compliance. 

When IT is working well the worker should not even be alerted to its presence. The less one is visible, the better the job is being done.” This is how the two people responsible describe the fundamental yet discreet role of IT in a company.

There have been many necessities that they have had to cope with, such as keeping the entire company’s IT department on par with the unstoppable evolution of the global digital ecosystem – “an even more important task in a highly innovative company like ART” Francesco tells us, “but not impossible also thanks to the company’s availability towards investing in IT, an example of open mindedness that should not be taken for granted in a region like Umbria.”

Suffice it to say that “our latest challenge has been certifying ART as TISAX compliant (Trusted Information Security Assessment Exchange), which is a certification required by VDS (Verband del Autobilindustrie), without which it is basically impossible to receive orders from automotive high-end producers. “The challenge” says Andrea, “was achieving this result in three months, whereas it usually takes one whole year: it has been a commitment that has required professionalism as well as the development and acquisition of a specific know-how of both IT measures as well as information security and also the management of access specific areas limited by predetermined security levels.”

The TISAX model which ART has implemented, both as a physical IT infrastructure as well as an organisational process, guarantees that information and data exchanged with clients are always available and protected by the most advanced IT security systems. 

Technological advance in ART is represented by a new hyper convergent structure that has the ability to rapidly adapt to change and guarantee data security and the security of the business community.

“We are both from Umbria and for us being able to work in Passignano has been a big plus, as has been the awareness of being immersed in nature, which allows you to begin your day in the best of ways and achieve a good balance between work and life. Professional challenges and personal equilibrium are both undoubtedly the reasons why we chose ART.”

“Where do I see myself in five years?” says Andrea, “never say never, but this is the first environment in which I truly feel part of the group also thanks to the very inclusive way the company has of dealing with people. An employee is not merely a worker but a person and an excellence. We are all excellences here and the company recognizes that!”