• Is ContractIQ an alternative to Odesk & eLance?

    We often get asked if we are a better alternative to Odesk and eLance! We often struggle to answer that question, because we love what Odesk & eLance stand for. They are great businesses, but meant for a very well-defined segment that we don’t focus on. First and foremost, we…

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  • Reasons I don’t trust oDesk, eLance or such marketplaces

    Online labor marketplaces are those portals that allow individuals, firms to find qualified freelancers or agencies to get a job done, often remotely. oDesk, eLance etc. fall under this category. This segment has seen significant action both in terms of investment interest and growth numbers, especially of users. In a…

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  • The conundrum of legacy – Outsourcing case studies!

    Think about it. Would you prefer to get your product developed by a team that has unlimited case studies that are relevant to you or the one has impressive engineers but just one or two case studies? Intuition would guide you the former. But[tweetherder] if you are a start-up, you don’t…

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  • Is mobile app outsourcing, different?

    Yes, it is. For those who understand outsourcing well, you must now be wondering what could be so different about developing a mobile app than the 100 other web and enterprise apps they have built through outsourcing firms. In a word (or two) – Form Factor. When you are launching…

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  • What are you signing up for when you do Fixed bid, Time & Material contracts?

    In the last 10 years, very little has changed in terms of the understanding of outsourcing, by first generation entrepreneurs. While so much has been said and written about the enterprise outsourcing space, the dissemination of knowledge and best practices has hardly percolated to SMBs, Startups and to some extent,…

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  • Big Data – Choosing a consulting vendor for your pilot projects

    2013 could be the year when even mid-market firms have Peta bytes of data and their relational database systems start to fail them on real-time decision making. If you are the CIO of one such organization and is planning to do a pilot on Big Data, this article is for…

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  • Happy Holidays!

    Another year comes to a close. Well, its not ‘yet another year’ for us. This December 31, marks the completion of our first year of operations. We could make you cringe by pulling a PR spin on how we were the bestest to happen since sliced bread. But then, it’s…

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  • Build Operate and Transfer – The India Perspective

    We were recently involved in advising a high-growth energy startup in Texas, on a ‘Build – Operate – Transfer’ initiative in India. Some of our experiences are directly relevant to many startups / product firms that are trying to establish presence in India. For many service providers ‘Build Operate Transfer’…

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  • Gartners, Forresters and Dinosaurs

    [tweetherder]Being an analyst is a sexy thing[/tweetherder]. You are courted by sell-side firms. They need the attention of analysts, to get into their next quarterly review. Buy-side firms rely on the ‘close to the market’ promise of these analysts. The notion of single source aggregation of information is dated. -[tweetherder] The world’s…

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  • Being a business founder!

    It sucks. It sucks ass if you are the only founder and you just don’t code. At least, this is what conventional wisdom about startups has taught us. Nothing is more important for a founder than being able to make the right decisions at an appropriate time, to propel their…

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