WITSA Global ICT Excellence Awards
The Àkura School Management System received international recognition at the WITSA Global ICT Excellence Awards recently. The open source software developed by a team of Virtusans, received the ‘Digital Opportunity Award’ presented by the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) at a grand ceremony held in Montreal, Canada.
The WITSA Global ICT Excellence Awards, held biennially, recognizes selected organizations whose use of IT has exhibited exceptional achievement within four broad categories: Public Sector Excellence, Private Sector Excellence, Digital Opportunity and Sustainable Growth.
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Asia’s Premier Convention on Open Source
Àkura, the open source school management system developed by Virtusa was presented at the 9th Edition of Asia’s Premier Convention on Open Source in Bengaluru, India. The conference, titled OSI Days organized by Open Source India (OSI) was held from the 12th of October to the 14th of October 2012.
Close to 70 speakers comprising of academicians, open source gurus and techies attended Asia’s largest open source convention where Virtusa was shortlisted and invited to present the Àkura School Management System. Thushera Kawdawatta and Charles Sudharshan Jayawardena from Sri Lanka ATC who were actively involved in the development of the school management system presented Àkura at the event.