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30 October 2008

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i get it® Signs On Its 100,000th Subscriber

Tata Technologies iKS’ i get it®, an engineering knowledge management application, has signed on its 100,000th subscriber to its knowledge portal. i get it now provides engineers in more than 60 countries with a user experience that includes online training, online technical assistance, blogs and engineering industry news.

The 100,000th subscriber to i get it is Sotiris Roubis, of Greece. He found i get it while going through an online search for seminars.

“I wanted to try this type of distance learning,” Roubis said. “I was already working in one software product and was interested in learning about another and seeing what kind of features it offered. I tried a tutorial at i get it and found it very helpful.”

Roubis is a mechanical engineer with a Greek metal construction company. He has been in the industry for more than eight years.

“I’m looking forward to more instruction and courses in the future,” he added.

David Fedler, Chief Knowledge Officer for Tata Technologies and head of the i get it® Engineering Knowledge Portal business said his organization is as focused on its 100,000th subscriber as it is on its first subscriber – still an active i get it user eight years after subscribing.

“The i get it development team is dedicated to continually improving the user experience and the portal interface,” he noted. “i get it has become the world’s premier engineering knowledge management solution because of that dedication.”

Fedler also notes that current subscribers – and the next 100,000 subscribers – find these recent enhancements to the i get it portal:

•  Updated, professional Web style and design, incorporating greater focus on Knowledge Management and Community tools.

•  Improved organic design of the site, to allow search engines to crawl more effectively.

•  Improved site design and technology, for better performance and load times.

•  Personalization options including background color mapping and custom login/home pages.

•  Interface background optimized to improve experience for people who have problems seeing colors.

•  Front page “slider” for quick, graphical review of hot topics.

And why is engineering knowledge management important? “Companies that are going to be successful in the global environment must develop and leverage engineering knowledge management strategies,” Fedler said. “Technology alone will not solve problems. The combination of technology and knowledge management will define the leaders in the industry. ”

David Fedler is the Chief Knowledge Officer Tata Technologies and is based in Denver, Colorado. Over the past 18 years, David has been responsible for developing knowledge management and education strategies with global companies including GM, Ford Motor Company, The Boeing Company, General Electric, United Technologies, and Williams F1.

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