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NIIT bags $10.6-mn order from Macmillan

NIIT, the global e-business solutions corporation, has bagged a $10.6-million e-knowledge solutions order from Macmillan USA Inc, the world's largest computer book publisher and multimedia content provider. As a part of this project NIIT will create cutting-edge knowledge solutions for Macmillan.

NIIT will build knowledge products for Macmillan in emerging technologies aimed at IT professionals and end users across the world. NIIT will deliver content based on the three basic styles - instructor led training, computer based training and Web-based training solutions.

Commenting on the NIIT-Macmillan relationship, Arvind Thakur, president, NIIT's software business, said, "NIIT is pleased to create knowledge solutions for Macmillan. Expertise of NIIT professionals in creating state-of the-art knowledge solutions for diverse audiences at its world class software development facilities backed by strict performance standards will go a long way in creating a mutually beneficial relationship."

NIIT's e-knowledge solutions for Macmillan include creation of B2C e-commerce site that will enable online shoppers to buy Macmillan products on the Internet.

Value-added services like mentoring and learner assessment are an integral part of the two-year project. The NIIT mentoring services will give learners an opportunity to ask questions from NIIT experts, submit assignments online for evaluation and seek personalised feedback by experts on the Internet.


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