Instead of three divisions, TIS now has 11 ‘practices’ covering its work in the fields of:
• Electronic Performance Support Systems (EPSS)
• Enterprise Applications Training
• Orientation and Story Based Learning Objects™ (StoBLS™)
• Product and Skills Training
• Software Solutions
• K12 Content
• K12 Numeracy
• Universities and Continuing Education
• Mobile Learning
Team leaders in each of these practice areas will be able to draw on the wealth of skills within TIS’s 1,000 or so staff to form appropriate teams for each particular project.
“With over 15 years experience of building e-learning applications throughout the world – in the corporate, public sector and education spheres – this new structure should help us to deliver the benefits of all this international and cross-cultural experience to our clients, through the application of more focused and efficient design and development skills,” said Alan Samuel TIS’s head of operations in the UK. “All TIS clients can now benefit from our ‘repository of innovation’, created from our experience of each new project and which now resides within each of our areas of practice.
“This will mean that neither TIS nor its clients will ever waste time and resources in ‘reinventing the wheel’, since the high degree of experience and know-how residing in each area of practice will, typically, shorten development times. Moreover, it will change the way in which we work and add even more value to our clients,” he added.
• In addition, TIS has expanded its operations in world markets, establishing an office in Toronto, Canada. TIS’s operations in Canada are headed by Julia Suk, formerly of SkillSoft. TIS now produces e-learning materials for organisations in the US, the UK, Australia, Mainland Europe, Japan, the UAE, Canada and India.
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About Tata Interactive Systems (TIS)
Tata Interactive Systems (TIS) is a global pioneer in e-learning, with more than 15 years of experience in designing and developing innovative and cutting-edge e-learning solutions. TIS is a part of the $18 billion Tata Group – one of the largest and most trusted business conglomerates in India.
TIS employs a global team of some 1,000 multi-disciplinary specialists – a unique mix of project managers, software engineers, instructional designers, content developers, visual designers and animators. Its service bouquet includes Simulations, Systems Training, New Hire Training, Business Processes and Skills Training, Regulatory and Compliance Training, Sales and Customer Service Training, Adaptive Assessments, Story-based Learning Objects, M-Learning and EPSS. TIS also has a K12 math practice and a K12 content practice, as well as having substantial experience in developing learning content and tools across keystages and subject areas.
Powered by creative talent, sound processes and technological excellence, TIS has developed e-learning solutions for more than 300 clients – including 50 Fortune 500 companies – across the US, the UK, Australia, Mainland Europe, Japan, UAE, Canada and India. Its client roster includes leading corporations, renowned educational institutions and government bodies such as American Airlines, British Airways, Citibank, Colgate-Palmolive, ExxonMobil, GE, GlaxoSmithKline, HP, McGraw-Hill, ntl, Orange, Pearson Education, Qantas, Qwest, Royal Mail, Swiss Re, UNICEF, University of Phoenix, University of Maryland and Vodafone, along with Hodder, Oxford University Press, Granada Learning, Nelson Thornes, Research Machines PLC, Compass Learning, Florida Virtual School, Harcourt, Prentice Hall and, in the government sector, BECTA, UFI and DODEA.
Apart from holding ISO 9001 certification, TIS is the only e-learning organisation in the world to be assessed at Level 5 in both the SEI-CMM and P-CMM frameworks. TIS’s quest for excellence is reflected in numerous prestigious industry awards, including a Silver - Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Award 2005 and 2004, APEX 2005 Award of Excellence, BETT 2004 Best Product Award, and 2 Business World–NID Design Excellence awards.
About the Tata Group
The Tata Group, established in 1904 by the great visionary Jamsetji Tata, is one of India’s largest and most trusted business houses. The group pioneered the industrial revolution in India by founding the first steel plant, power plant and chain of luxury hotels, to name a few.
The Group employs more than 220,000 people in 93 companies across diversified industry sectors including steel, automobiles, cement, telecom and IT. Generating revenues to the tune of $18 billion per year – 2.9 % of India’s total GDP – it is recognized as a leader in several industry segments such as such as steel, power, software exports and chemicals. It is also the parent company to Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Asia’s largest software producer.
Further information from:
Alan Samuel, Tata Interactive Systems, 020 7905 0156