This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

Virtusa Creates Virtual Archive Website To Enable Public Access To Historic Records And Images From Network Rail’s Archives

Stocks in this article: VRTU

Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ: VRTU), a global IT services company that offers a broad range of information technology services, including IT consulting, technology implementation, and application outsourcing, announced that it has implemented a virtual archive website for Network Rail. This website, for the first time, enables public access to a large number of historically significant architectural drawings, blueprints, documents and designs, tracing the history of Britain’s railways. The virtual archive celebrates Britain’s rich engineering and architectural heritage, giving visitors the chance to experience first-hand the beauty and intricacy of the country’s historic railway system.

Network Rail, the owner and operator of Britain’s railway infrastructure, inherited an archive of close to 5 million records which capture the history of the railway’s most famous structures and stations, including the Forth Bridge and Paddington Station, among others. Having worked with Virtusa on other website enhancement projects, Network Rail approached the company to help create a user-friendly, interactive and content rich website which would allow visitors to view a portion of these records and stunning images for the first time ever.

“Our agile and global delivery model and deep content management expertise allowed us to cost-effectively and quickly implement a robust archive website for Network Rail, featuring a wealth of information and images,” said Frank Palermo, senior vice president, global technical solutions group at Virtusa. “This site has truly given life to the historic railway system and using our innovative technology solutions, we’ve ensured that it is intuitive, interactive and shareable.”

Virtusa and its creative design partner company Jacob Bailey worked closely with Network Rail to implement the vision for the website. It needed to not only be easy to navigate, but also designed in such a way that would do justice to the remarkable images, designs and documents displayed – many dating back hundreds of years. Using its agile delivery methodology, Virtusa implemented the virtual archive on the Ektron CMS400.NET Web Content Management platform that it had previously deployed. As a part of the process, Virtusa implemented several different features to ensure a great user experience. The company utilised Microsoft Seadragon to ensure images displayed were deep, rich and zoomable, and implemented social media functionality within the site allowing visitors to easily share images within their social networks. Virtusa also introduced an ‘Ask the archivist’ feature which allows visitors to ask questions about the archive directly through the site.

1 of 3

Select the service that is right for you!

Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!


DOW 17,804.80 +26.65 0.15%
S&P 500 2,070.65 +9.42 0.46%
NASDAQ 4,765.38 +16.9840 0.36%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs