Virtusa Implements Center of Excellence for National Geographic
BOSTON, Ma (November 20, 2009) - Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ: VRTU), a global IT services company that offers a broad spectrum of business consulting, IT services and IT outsourcing, today announced it’s the winner of Information Management’s 2009 Innovative Solutions Award in the Enterprise Content Management (ECM) category. The annual awards recognize groundbreaking business solutions in eight categories, evaluating winners on their ability to provide exceptional business value and positively affect the bottom line. During its winning implementation of an ECM Center of Excellence for National Geographic, Virtusa delivered exceptional business results, including lowering Web site support costs by over 60% and improving content management usability by 50%.
“While this award acknowledges our ability to implement customized solutions for companies facing complex business challenges, it also highlights Virtusa’s core business philosophy: delivering solutions that lead to measurable business results,” said Virtusa CEO Kris Canekeratne. “As technology evolves, it’s creating new problems that require increasingly innovative solutions based on deep understanding of technology trends and best practices. We’re honored to be recognized by Information Management as a company that is providing just that.”
Virtusa’s winning solution was developed after National Geographic approached the company with the task of optimizing its global Web strategy to efficiently manage content in multiple languages using a scalable platform. Virtusa quickly analyzed the company’s Web architecture and implemented a ECM Center of Excellence. This was accomplished by partnering with National Geographic to set up 24 x 7 operations around QA, development, project management, and managed services.
The Center compiled measurable business objectives which were exceeded by combining industry best practices, IT engineering rigors, and a high touch consultative approach to visualize the end state. As a result, content management usability costs were cut in half, Web site support costs were cut by 60%, and efficiencies and expertise were developed that have allowed the organization to become more market-responsive to business demands.
The award reinforces Virtusa’s strong thought leadership, best practices and expertise in ECM, and its ability to deliver innovative solutions to customers that have a direct impact on their business.
Virtusa delivers reduced costs, increased agility and a superior customer experience through its portfolio of IT services that also includes business process management (BPM) and data warehousing and business intelligence (BI). Recently recognized for growth and named to Deloitte LLP’s Technology Fast 500™, Virtusa utilizes its end-to-end consulting and outsourcing capabilities to implement solutions that deliver business results for companies in a variety of industries.