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]
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]
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]
How common is it to outsource almost an entire Information Technology department in a corporation? Can anyone provide some examples? [more inside]
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?
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]
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]
South American or Eastern European web design and development firms for long-term outsourcing relationship? [more inside]
How can I best design a Mechanical Turk question to get the best results within my budget? [more inside]
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]
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]
Advice: how to find transcription services in India? [more inside]
I'd like to outsource a fairly large, multi-person job. How do I do this, and what should I know first? [more inside]
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]
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]
How to outsource to a good integrative website marketing/design firm or individual? Or please provide your personal recommendations. [more inside]
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?
What services do medium and large companies typically outsource (locally, not in India or China)? [more inside]
Is there a website that tracks information about companies that have offshored information technology jobs? [more inside]
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]
Does anyone have any recruiter recommendations for looking for tech-y jobs in Toronto? [more inside]
What would be a good niche for an American technical writer looking to avoid being outsourced to offshore competitors? [more inside]
: Where on the web to post non-coding projects/requests in for bidding? [more inside]
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?
What if I just stopped paying my credit cards? [more inside]
How does one go about finding an Inshoring
firm to off-load a large project? [more inside]
Is there a standard to preparing a software specification for an outsourced UI designer and programmer? [more inside]
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]
Is it feasible to outsource my CAD work? Has anybody tried this? What are the legal implications? [more inside]
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]
Should I go into web design or web programming? [more inside]
I’d like to outsource piecework. How? [more inside]
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.
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]
What would an Obama Presidency mean for the business process outsourcing industry? [more inside]
Advice on hiring an Indian call center to answer after-hours calls for a law practice? [more inside]
Tips/anecdotes/experinece for outsourcing web development work to eLance, RentACoder etc. [more inside]
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]
How can I start getting small software development projects outsourced to me in India ?
Is there a list of companies that don’t outsource their customer support? [more inside]
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.
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]
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)
Should I use an online outsourcing service? [more inside]
Why doesn't Africa get more outsourcing work? [more inside]
Is outsourcing a problem in your country? [more inside]
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%?
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]