London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) April 21, 2007 -- iVirtua Community (UK)'s popularity has recently rocketed with the recent release of strong, unique features and a surge in activity due to excusive news stories storming past the 1000 member mark; with over 28,000 individual contributions.
IVirtua has exciting and innovative proposals to create from what is already a vibrant and close-knit community, an invite only, excusive community targeted to, and designed for and providing "everything in one place" in an almost "virtual world" sense for professionals, businesses and students Professionals, Businesses and Students in the sectors and industries of Gaming, Creative New Media, Web, IT, and Computing, all closely related with it's Business and Industry. With expansion of existing services, to include a comprehensive "Approved Download Directory" which will aim to provide a "Trusted Source" for downloads. iVirtua's articles and reviews will provide high quality critical reviews of the latest developments in the industry in terms of hardware and software; in tandem with a learning and tutorials section which will aim at the student and expert aspect of iVirtua's niche audience, which will, when complete, form a rich and detailed catalogue of courses covering HTML and Web design, programming and scripting, tutorials, GCSE and A level guidance, and computing tutorials, in a virtual learning environment.
IVirtua will strive to provide a rich feature base according to user's demands, being designed with it's demanding target audience in mind. iVirtua has a strong track record of listening closely to it's community users; and taking on board and recognizing every single suggestion put to it to date; ensuring every feature is both needed and viable, whilst keeping clutter and unneeded features out of the way for our professional audience, with high expectations. Andy McNair, a member of the iVirtua Editorial Team, claims that the "iVirtua's strong discussion and debate is still the utmost best feature of the site, with in depth political, technological and industry topics being created and contributed to on a daily basis." truly reflecting the excusive, yet open nature of iVirtua Community. iVirtua's editorial team continue to publish many excusive news stories, frequently becoming the first to report events meaning large spikes in activity on the site, with stories such as the Vista - iPod corruption, Spymac Leapfrog release, UK LAN Centre analysis, excusive analytical apple articles, the Microsoft Zune and IT Business stories. Additional features adding to the rich iVirtua "Experience", include dedicated private messaging systems, and Custom VIOP conferencing suites and LiveChat conferencing.
The invite only aspect to iVirtua will further push exclusivity keep unwanted contributions and make for a close, friendly community. Each user will gain 10 invites (to be confirmed), and the network is expected to expand rapidly in the industry.
The recent clean, refreshing re design is expected to appeal to the target audience, and creates a strong, stable but clean feel; mush like the community's ethos it's self. Jay Taylor, Director of Operations comments, "iVirtua strives to produce clean and relevant contributions, in a very open but moderated community; which is a unique aspect to the iVirtua Community"
IVirtua has also invested in a strong, unique and easy to use networking system in which valuable in terms business links, B2B, industry networking and also more casual use enabling the optional submitting of networking information such as skills, interests, locations and even age and names, This could even pose as a system to find freelancers for a programming job, to find business partners, or even personal relationships; as any skill, interest, age, or even favorite music genres submitted are individually searchable making for a simple, fast and efficient networking system; which is bespoke designed for the nature of the iVirtua Community. Sam England, Executive Director iVirtua claimed it was a "unique system invaluable to many users of iVirtua, and was the primary reason for many of it's members being there". Salim Rahman, head developer at iVirtua Community (UK), commented, "The bespoke solution used in iVirtua networking is a very attractive feature, and is certainly a strong point in the iVirtua Community Experience".
IVirtua currently boasts a dedicated editorial and growing staff team; from Europe, and India; along with the Untied States. In the near future, iVirtua expects to expand in to the growing and vibrant Indian IT market with their Exclusive Community Ethos. Sam England, Executive Director at iVirtua also commented that "The recent interest from Indian and Bangladeshi IT professionals has proven a prospect iVirtua is excited to take up, welcoming many Indian and Bangladeshi staff on board, a long with valued contributors bringing together a what is to be a friendly global community. Plans to attend tradeshows and consumer expos, markedly a presence at the upcoming Internet World Event 2007, will see yet another boost in iVirtua's Public Relations; with a marketing drive expected as of the second quarter, 2007.
iVirtua club premium, an additional development expected for 2007 release, will include free 10GB hosting and integrated 10GB email solution for valued members or at a nominal subscription free and free software through business partners such as Sun microssystems and Microsoft.