iPods as a Training Tool

Cognizant Technology Solutions gave away 18,000 iPods to its employees to celebrate its crossing $ 1 billion run rate in the December 2005 quarter. The iPod was a fifth generation 30Gb Apple iPod which could pack close to 75 hours of video,7500 songs and 12,500 photos. The company has now started using these iPods for training.

Cognizant has over 100 course tiltels spanning areas such as soft skills, managerial skills, multi-lingual skills and domain skills that are podcast to its employees. The contents sits in Cognizant’s learning management system, to which select employees are given access. They down load the course material and lecture sessions onto their iPods to learn at their pace wherever they are – in office, at home, on flights and even during vacations.

The New Jersey headquartered Cognizant Technology Solutions has most of its employees based in the city of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, where they have eight offices at present.

(with inputs from ET 10/08 and wikipedia)

3 Comments so far

  1. rads (unregistered) on August 11th, 2006 @ 7:08 am

    wow!


  2. Keerthivasan (unregistered) on August 11th, 2006 @ 9:10 pm

    Iam all smiles !


  3. Keerthivasan (unregistered) on August 11th, 2006 @ 9:11 pm

    Iam all smiles !



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