IBM offers training in virtual worlds

From Serious Games Source:

Officials from major technology firm IBM have announced that the company is adopting the use of video game and virtual world technologies as a means to train new employees as well as acclimate new hires to the company’s cultural values, decision-making regimens, and required technical skill sets. The program, called IBM@Play, will be part of IBM’s $100 million investment in new technologies

The IBM@Play program will take advantage of existing virtual world platforms, such as the massively multiplayer online game Second Life as well as India’s Planeshift.