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Comparing Upwork versus TopTal and Fiverr

J Ben Trowbridge

In today’s digital age, freelancing platforms have become an essential part of the professional world. Upwork, TopTal, and Fiverr are three popular platforms that connect employers with freelancers from around the globe. Upwork is a large and diverse platform that offers a wide range of freelancers and services. TopTal, on the other hand, focuses on …

The Transformative Power of 3D Printing

Outsourcing Center, Patti Putnicki, Business Writer

It almost seems like something from a science fiction movie; a brainchild of a clever writer or the product of a young child’s fertile imagination. But, 3D printing is very real indeed, with the power to completely transform manufacturing, health care, engineering and retail—from the way parts and products are designed and produced to the …

First Class Outsourcing Lessons from the Third World

Outsourcing Center, Karthik Nagendra, Business Writer

Markets are becoming interconnected. Cloud, virtualization, mobility and social media are changing how people work and interact. These technologies are transforming how goods and services are created and distributed. They are restructuring how manufacturers price their products, what they choose to produce and what they invest in. But the most significant change has become apparent …

Deal Dynamics – Outsourcing Models That Will Thrive

Debbie Fisher, Business Writer, Outsourcing Center

In 1984, Wendy’s coined the slogan “Where’s the beef?” For outsourcers, the answer in 2014 is unanimous—it’s business outcomes. Gone are the days of labor arbitrage. “Technology is changing so fast that the focus is now on outcome-based models where value is driven from measuring business impacts and linked to compensation,” predicts Lalit Dhingra, President …

Open Hybrid Clouds: The Best of Both Worlds

Outsourcing Center, Karthik Nagendra, Business Writer

Everyone loves hybrid models. Who doesn’t want the best of both worlds? IT organizations everywhere crave “a little bit of this and a little bit of that” approach to spread their risk. They want to keep control over infrastructure, business critical apps, data and processes that help preserve IP or enable a competitive edge while …

Get More Bang for Your Buck: Do’s and Don’ts in Formulating Cloud Computing Contracts

Outsourcing Center, Karthik Nagendra, Business Writer

In late September, high-profile cloud storage start up Nirvanix told its customers to stop replicating data on its servers and migrate to other providers like Microsoft Azure, IBM SoftLayer and Amazon S3. For several reasons, Nirvanix, sitting on a tidy $70 million in funding, was shutting down . Users had until October 15 to download …

Mobile Operators Think Small to Get Bigger Profits

Debbie Fisher, Business Writer, Outsourcing Center

A small cell solution, that is. Whether you’re a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) deploying services in urban or rural areas, a city official modernizing your infrastructure to attract and retain citizens, or a high tech start-up looking to join the ecosystem of suppliers emerging to address the ever growing data traffic demands, a small …

RPO Providers Debunk 14 Outsourcing Myths

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

Almost 40 years after Ross Perot launched outsourcing by offering to take over a company’s IT, outsourcing has become an accepted business practice. Yet it’s surprising how much resistance there still is in the market. The Outsourcing Center asked recruitment technology service providers and RPO providers why they believe companies still refuse to outsource in …

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