IBM in pact with Kerala University for including Cognos Express solution in curriculum

Infotech Lead India: IBM announced that Cognos Express solution is now a part of the curriculum at the Department of Future Studies, University of Kerala, Thiruvanthapuram.

Jyothi Satyanathan, director, Mid Market and Inside Sales, IBM India/South Asia

The Department of Futures Studies at University of Kerala will now impart a course on the IBM Cognos Solution that will enable the students to analyze data in a business context and quickly gain insight and understand any organization’s performance and trends.

“IBM is partnering with local colleges and universities, as part of its global academic program to help teach students the information technology skills that they need to be competitive in the workplace. With our association with University of Kerala we are looking forward to contribute to shaping the future of bright young minds,” said Jyothi Satyanathan, director, Mid Market and Inside Sales, IBM India/South Asia.

The Department of Futures Studies’ one year – Post Graduate Diploma in Knowledge Management (PGDKM) is offered under Innovative program banner and is designed to mould young professionals as Knowledge Managers and make them industry-ready for a varied set of career options.

The course focused on IBM Cognos Express will help the students understand the integrated business intelligence and planning solution for mid size companies. The express solution delivers all the essential reporting, analysis, dashboard and planning capabilities that midsize companies need at a price they can afford.

IBM claims that it is the only vendor to offer integrated reporting, analysis and planning in one solution purpose built for midsize companies and with room to grow all on the same platform.

IBM also provided support in the practical hands on training in Cognos, to complement the theoretical teaching as part of the curriculum. The course will enable the students to analyze data in a business context and quickly gain insight and understand any organization’s performance and trends.

“We partnered with IBM as undoubtedly they are one of the leaders in the Business Intelligence arena. The course is structured in a manner where students are trained in both the theoretical and practical aspects and this in turn increases their employability in the industry,” said Manoj Changat, head, Department of Futures Studies, University of Kerala.

IBM has a strong presence in Kerala and has been working with clients in the region to provide advanced software solutions, technologies and services, to aid their business growth.

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