CHENNAI, India, December 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Sify Technologies Limited's eLearning Services Division, a global qualitative leader in developing innovative learning solutions, won the coveted Brandon Hall Silver Award for Excellence in the Best Use of Mobile Learning category. Sify's win was announced on Thursday, November 19, 2009 at the Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Awards online Function. The winners are listed at http://www.brandon-hall.com/awards/award_winners/2008_winners.shtml
Sify's eLearning Services Division won the award for a course developed for salespeople who need to constantly refresh their knowledge of various products to effectively advise customers. The objective of the course is to improve the performance of sales people by empowering them with product knowledge. In fact their recall of key features after the course was almost instantaneous.
The quality of these winning entries is outstanding, said Brandon Hall, Ph.D., chairman of the Awards program. These winners are breaking new ground and setting new standards for innovative learning.
Our winning a Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Award for the fourth consecutive year is a testament to our commitment to excellence, creativity and to providing the best possible solution based on a customer's needs, said Devraj Shetty, Head- eLearning Services, Sify Technologies. We have also developed the skills to use the latest technologies in learning solutions to give our customers the edge in cost effectively training their teams to win in the market place.
The mobile courseware product is designed for 3G phones, smart phones, and PDAs. The primary features of the design are:
- Lightweight design - Fast, intuitive access to information - Innovative ways to fit the content on small screens of mobile devices - Ease in updating content
This is the fourth year in succession that Sify Technologies eLearning Services have been awarded Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Awards:
- 2006: Won two gold awards - 2007: Won silver and bronze awards - 2008: Won gold award.
The Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Awards is presented annually by Brandon Hall Research, one of the leading research firms in training and development. Now in its fifteenth year, the Awards program showcases exceptional work in the use of learning technology.
Entries were submitted in the categories of Best Custom Content, Best Innovation in Learning Technology, Best Learning Game, Best Learning Team, Best Results of a Learning Program, Best Use of Blended Learning, Best Use of Games for Learning, Best Use of Mobile Learning, Best Use of Video for Learning, Best Use of Virtual Worlds for Learning, Best Use of Web 2.0 Tools for Learning, and Best Integration of Learning and Talent Management. A total of 248 entries were originally submitted. The entries were evaluated by independent judges around the world.
About Brandon Hall Research
Brandon Hall, Ph.D. is the CEO of Brandon Hall Research and author of the ground-breaking Web-Based Training Cookbook. Since 1992, Brandon Hall Research (http://www.brandon-hall.com) has been providing independent research reports and expert advice on using technology in learning. Brandon Hall Research conducts the Awards program each year to recognize the best in innovative learning.
Sify is among the largest Managed Enterprise and Consumer Internet Services companies in India, offering end-to-end solutions with a comprehensive range of products delivered over a common telecom data network infrastructure reaching 570+ cities and towns in India.
A significant part of the company's revenue is derived from Corporate Services, which include corporate connectivity, network and communications solutions, security, network management services, enterprise applications and hosting. Sify is recognized as an ISO 9001:2008 certified service provider for network operations, data center operations and customer support, and for provisioning of VPNs, Internet bandwidth, VoIP solutions and integrated security solutions, and ISO / IEC 20000 - 1:2005 certified for Internet Data Center operations. Sify has licenses to operate NLD (National Long Distance) and ILD (International Long Distance) services and offers VoIP back haul to long distance subscriber telephony services. The company is India's first enterprise managed services provider to launch a Security Operations Center (SOC) to deliver managed security services. A host of blue chip customers use Sify's corporate service offerings.
Sify also caters to global markets in the specialized domains of eLearning Services and Remote Infrastructure Management Services. The eLearning Services business designs, develops, and delivers state-of-the-art digital learning solutions catering to for-profit, non-profit organizations, and governmental organizations in the fields of hi-tech, engineering, environment, healthcare, education, and finance. The Remote Infrastructure Management Services provides dependable and economical solutions around managed services, hosting, and monitoring.
Consumer services include broadband home access and the ePort chain of cyber cafes across 250 cities and towns. Sify.com, the popular consumer portal, has channels on news, entertainment, finance, sports, games and shopping. Samachar.com is the popular portal aimed at non-resident Indians around the globe. The site's content is available in 8 Indian languages, which include Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada and Tamil, Punjabi and Gujarati in addition to English.
For more information about Sify, visit http://www.sifycorp.com
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