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CMS/Content entry resource recommendations 20K pages multiple languages

I am looking for a recommendation for outsourcing a grunt task. A prospective client is asking for recommendations for porting over 20K pages. It will require someone doing it manually since the site is a bit of a mess. I realize that there are freelance sites where users bid on projects like this. I am looking for a recommendation (either for a site or a firm to do the work) if you have one, let me know. Just to be clear I am asking about content entry and not the Drupal development portion. [more inside]
posted by rdurbin on Dec 29, 2014 - 2 answers

Navigating a role change at work

I've been with this smallish company for about 8 months, and was approached today about a potential role change. I'm wondering how I should navigate things. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 4, 2014 - 6 answers

Technical Writing offshoring and job security

Technical writers: please share your experiences with me regarding offshoring and job security. I am considering technical writing as a career change and want to determine if it would be a good move to enter this field. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by glass.hourousha on Jun 10, 2014 - 6 answers

How can I outsource as much of my Admin job as possible?

I am an Office Admin/Project Manager/Bookkeeper/Customer Support/etc/etc/etc for a small web development shop, who has learned enough programming over the past few years that my boss wants to promote me to a full-time developer. I am researching options for companies/services that can do what I do without hiring another full-time person. We'll have have to hire somebody, but I'd like to know what could possibly be outsourced, or any other free-form ideas to rejigger. Any input on what Mefites send out-of-house would be appreciated. Current duties within. [more inside]
posted by even butter on Apr 24, 2014 - 3 answers

Where to go for high quality freelancers? (Angies list for oDesk?)

I'm a big fan of outsourcing, and use oDesk extensively. But sometimes I need a reliable worker from a recommended source. Is there an Angie's List equivalent for online professionals? [more inside]
posted by felspar on Dec 19, 2013 - 5 answers

Outsourcing ALL of your Information Technology

How common is it to outsource almost an entire Information Technology department in a corporation? Can anyone provide some examples? [more inside]
posted by smalls on Nov 13, 2013 - 16 answers

Custom Software to Vendor Solution, job security?

I work for a large public sector institution. We have about 30 developers. Our code base is about 2 million lines of code. It's been custom developed over about 12 years. New CIO wants to gradually replace it all with vendor solutions, 3rd party apps. Reasoning being is that they want their apps to do more and more and feel 3rd party (SAP/PeopleSoft/etc) can do it faster. They state that they won't need to let anyone go, since the new system to replace this one will be doing so much more there will be a need for programmers to do an maintain integration code. I'm a developer, what is the end scenario here? More developers? Less? All outsourced? Are there case studies of similar transitions?
posted by anonymous on Jul 6, 2013 - 7 answers

How can I influence the EnergyStar program?

I think the EnergyStar program could do more good, and may actually be doing harm in its current form. In what ways could I try to impact it? [more inside]
posted by spbmp on Apr 3, 2013 - 9 answers

Help me create a 10 hour coding project to assess contractors for hire

I'm trying to hire a full time coder for my business. I build, maintain, and remodel my own portfolio of websites (PHP, JS, WP, HTML, CSS, MySQL, etc). Once I have a few candidates I would like to assign them all the same small (paid) project so that I may assess their abilities. What should the test include? All candidates will be US-Based. $6000/mo budget cap. [more inside]
posted by Th!nk on Mar 20, 2013 - 5 answers

Outourced web design in Latin America or CEE

South American or Eastern European web design and development firms for long-term outsourcing relationship? [more inside]
posted by mtstover on Apr 6, 2012 - 1 answer

Meta Turk

How can I best design a Mechanical Turk question to get the best results within my budget? [more inside]
posted by cjorgensen on Mar 11, 2012 - 1 answer

I interact a lot with Indians and Indian Companies (for outsourcing). What are some of the cultural differences between working with a US company VS an Indian Company?

I interact a lot with Indians and Indian Companies (for outsourcing). What are some of the cultural differences between working with a US company VS an Indian Company? [more inside]
posted by r2d2 on Feb 5, 2012 - 4 answers

How can I outsource my invoicing?

I am a freelance translator and editor. I hate managing the billing/financial end of it myself and want to figure out how to outsource it. [more inside]
posted by drlith on Oct 29, 2011 - 6 answers

Transcription services for "accented" English

Advice: how to find transcription services in India? [more inside]
posted by mylittlepoppet on Jun 18, 2011 - 2 answers

Is what I need a freelance manager, or something else?

I'd like to outsource a fairly large, multi-person job. How do I do this, and what should I know first? [more inside]
posted by piato on Mar 25, 2011 - 1 answer

Step 2: Get a freelancer. Step 3 is profit!

I'm a consultant. The worst part of my job is writing tons of documents. If I outline the ideas and edit the final product myself, can I outsource the writing part? How would I do that? [more inside]
posted by Tehhund on Mar 14, 2011 - 12 answers

Outsourcing basic desktop support

I'm looking for recommendations for outsourcing very basic desktop support to a call center for a mid-sized company. This would be approximately 50 calls per month, and we'd be able to supply a script for the ten or so issues we'd need to be handled (clearing browser cache, disabling pop up blockers, enabling cookies, etc). Phone support only, we already have an FAQ covering these topics. [more inside]
posted by cali on Nov 17, 2010 - 2 answers

Finding a good outsourcer for website changes/design/marketing?

How to outsource to a good integrative website marketing/design firm or individual? Or please provide your personal recommendations. [more inside]
posted by chinabound on Aug 3, 2010 - 5 answers

How to choose a reputable outsourcing company?

I need an outsourcer that I can trust not to steal my business secrets. What are some reputable companies I could work with? I have tasks that I would like to delegate that require access to some website logins and personal information. I want to work with a virtual assistant that is hired through a reputable company that would involve paperwork that would keep me safe. I don't know who to try besides brickwork. What companies should I look into?
posted by Tres on May 21, 2010 - 5 answers

Outsourcing 101

What services do medium and large companies typically outsource (locally, not in India or China)? [more inside]
posted by OctopusRex on Mar 27, 2010 - 23 answers

Is there a website that tracks information about companies that have offshored information technology jobs?

Is there a website that tracks information about companies that have offshored information technology jobs? [more inside]
posted by cosmic.osmo on Nov 26, 2009 - 0 answers

Who can I pay to type up my notes?

TypeMyNotesPleaseFilter: I periodically find myself in need of this service, which obviously must exist, yet I cannot find. I have a bunch of handwritten notes, not written with any kind of fancy smartpen, but rather, just pencil on paper. I would like to be able to scan said notes myself and send them to some kind of service wherein I can pay someone to type them up and send me back a decently formatted copy with a turnaround time of 12-24 hours. Who do I ask to do this? [more inside]
posted by zachlipton on Oct 29, 2009 - 11 answers

In order to make change at work happen, I need help

Does anyone have any recruiter recommendations for looking for tech-y jobs in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by machine on Sep 29, 2009 - 4 answers

Help me avoid being outsourced

What would be a good niche for an American technical writer looking to avoid being outsourced to offshore competitors? [more inside]
posted by diogenes on Jul 7, 2009 - 9 answers

Where on the web to post non-coding projects/requests in for bidding?

outsourcingfilter: Where on the web to post non-coding projects/requests in for bidding? [more inside]
posted by querty on Apr 21, 2009 - 6 answers

I need outsourcing help.

I need outsourcing help. I want to produce about 500, short, non-plagiarized summaries consolidated from 3 copyrighted sources. Problem is, this project won't generate enough value to pay someone US minimum wage. How do I find someone overseas with good English writing skills who would be interested in doing this work? Are there particular countries I should be considering?
posted by sisquoc15 on Feb 19, 2009 - 9 answers

Just walk away?

What if I just stopped paying my credit cards? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 12, 2009 - 16 answers

Can it really be harder to employ a yokel from Kentucky than a yokel from Bangalore?

How does one go about finding an Inshoring firm to off-load a large project? [more inside]
posted by milqman on Oct 20, 2008 - 5 answers

How do I write a software spec?

Is there a standard to preparing a software specification for an outsourced UI designer and programmer? [more inside]
posted by thegmann on Oct 18, 2008 - 4 answers

PNG to XHTML in One Hour or Your Money Back

Has anyone used any of the many PSD to XTML and CSS services out there? Were you happy? Were you sad? Did you employ child labour? [more inside]
posted by DarlingBri on Oct 15, 2008 - 6 answers

CAD outsourcing?

Is it feasible to outsource my CAD work? Has anybody tried this? What are the legal implications? [more inside]
posted by mockdeep on Jun 1, 2008 - 7 answers

Outsourcing proprietary work

How can i outsource my job (or a portion thereof) if my job involves access to a very large, complex database that is not (currently) available outside the four walls of the company. [more inside]
posted by jasmarc on May 13, 2008 - 8 answers

Should I gon into web design or web programming?

Should I go into web design or web programming? [more inside]
posted by zorro astor on Mar 20, 2008 - 26 answers

Across(stitch) the globe

I’d like to outsource piecework. How? [more inside]
posted by ochenk on Mar 12, 2008 - 4 answers

Create a simple database website (and gather the data)

I'm undertaking a personal web development and database building project, but I don't do web development or database building. Please help me assess the best options to have someone else do the work for me. I think the stuff I want is fairly easy, but please tell me what you think. [more inside]
posted by mtstover on Feb 19, 2008 - 4 answers

Reccomend A LI Laundromat

Looking for a central Long Island (Nassau County) drop off/pick up laudromat. Not looking exactly for cheap (though that's nice) but value. Tired of wasting hours waiting for machines to finish. [more inside]
posted by Brian Puccio on Jan 31, 2008 - 4 answers

Will President Obama take my job away?

What would an Obama Presidency mean for the business process outsourcing industry? [more inside]
posted by micketymoc on Jan 27, 2008 - 9 answers

Indian Call Center advice?

Advice on hiring an Indian call center to answer after-hours calls for a law practice? [more inside]
posted by jayder on Sep 23, 2007 - 19 answers

Tips/anecdotes/experinece for outsourcing web development work to eLance, RentACoder etc.

Tips/anecdotes/experinece for outsourcing web development work to eLance, RentACoder etc. [more inside]
posted by bystander on Aug 5, 2007 - 9 answers

Help me inherit code, not objects

I'm about to receive a large chunk of code for a nearly code complete web app from several consultants and have been tasked with assuming the knowledge transfer. What questions do I ask? [more inside]
posted by furtive on Jun 27, 2007 - 4 answers

How to get outsourced projects ?

How can I start getting small software development projects outsourced to me in India ? [more inside]
posted by inquisitive on Mar 29, 2007 - 14 answers

Outsourcing sucks!

Is there a list of companies that don’t outsource their customer support? [more inside]
posted by special-k on Sep 4, 2006 - 22 answers

How can I find a computer guru to help me improve my programming skills?

I'm a full time webmaster running a news website on the Internet. The more popular my site becomes, the more my technical shortcomings are becoming clear to me. I don't have the money to hire out the work, so I want to build up my own skills (PHP, MySQL, Linux, XML, etc). Where can I find an inexpensive technical guru who can mentor me from afar and bring my skills up.
posted by fcain on May 8, 2006 - 13 answers

HELP! I need a personal assistant

I NEED HELP! I have quite a few projects that are in process and I need a personal assistant, girl/man friday, someone who can handle the little stuff while I do the heavy lifting. [more inside]
posted by elle.jeezy on Apr 21, 2006 - 32 answers

New Boss Same as Old Boss?

The Fortune 500 company that I work for has been bought by a Fortune 100 company. I am in IT. "Efficiency Experts" sent from our new company will be interviewing us soon. What is the most effective way to respond during the interview to both keep my job, and advance my position? I'm not sure a Peter Gibbions 'Office Space' attitude is the right approach but... (MI) [more inside]
posted by HyperBlue on Sep 1, 2005 - 10 answers

Use the outsource, Luke?

Should I use an online outsourcing service? [more inside]
posted by lowlife on Jul 20, 2005 - 6 answers

Africa: the next outsourcing destination?

Why doesn't Africa get more outsourcing work? [more inside]
posted by me3dia on Jul 5, 2005 - 13 answers

Is outsourcing a problem in your country?

Is outsourcing a problem in your country? [more inside]
posted by airguitar on Dec 30, 2004 - 12 answers

What should I charge for web design work?

I am in Wisconsin and forming an agreement with a company interested in oursourcing some web design. I'd like to charge a flat fee per project. What is a fair percentage of the profit they make for me to ask for? 40%?
posted by anonymous on Oct 28, 2004 - 7 answers

How do I look for a designer?

Logo/web design needed: my small software startup will go out of stealth soon, and I'd like some nice professional-looking logos, letterhead, possibly a web-site design. How do I go about finding someone to do it, and what should I be looking for? (more, of course, inside) [more inside]
posted by costas on Jun 20, 2004 - 23 answers

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