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May I Help You

Shivani Mody
Saturday, September 30, 2006
Shivani Mody
Operating system complications are common. But often you will find yourself high and dry, even after doing the rounds of paid services and customer care. However if initial indications are anything to go by, the Bangalore Information Technology Pro group (BIT Pro), working for end-users might just be the light at the end of the tunnel.

As the fastest growing group among Microsoft communities, the BIT Pro online technical community with developers, IT professionals, product experts, business and IT decision makers and home users as members, constantly endeavors to make users and administrators of windows products self-reliant.

The BIT Pro group allows members to develop their abilities, talent and enhance skills, gaining from the interpersonal communications rather than learning alone. Its interactive sessions encourage the members to brainstorm and share new concepts and R&D. If the group is faced with insurmountable problems, the members form additional teams known as the special interest groups to resolve them.

The user-centric group also organizes career events, focusing on career counseling and guidance on jobs.

The community has realized that learning the dry technical nuances has to be made enjoyable to engage the members. Thus the group leaders introduce the idea of toying around with technology to get the users into the groove. The ‘Bangalore IT Pro Hall of Fame’ certificate is a special award for members who contribute in a unique way or show personal achievement, adding to the collective repertoire of the group. The group leaders motivate members by supporting them with constructive feedback. They arrange aptitude tests, quizzes and conduct opinion polls such as ‘knowledge about operating systems’, making users put on their thinking caps, get engrossed in the technology and eventually learn while playing. Periodical contests are also held, where winners get prizes worth more than Rs. 1 lakh.

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