Partners Have Place in Microsoft Retail Play

Microsoft Corp.’s recently announced retail store strategy may have some room for partners after all. The company will engage its small business specialist for the service engagements. IT service marketplace [OnForce Inc. will distribute the service SKUs sold at Microsoft’s retail stores. OnForce already does this for Best Buy and other retailers. Partners, however, are […]

Improved OnForce Web Site Helps Find Contract IT Pros

An overhaul of the OnForce Web site makes it faster and easier to find IT professionals. The new version includes the ability for companies to send request-for-quotes (RFQs) to IT service pros anywhere in the U.S. and Canada. The company says RFQs submitted via the OnForce Web site simplify the process for a number of […]

Despite Costs, VoIP Among Fastest-Growing IT Services

Even with average service costs that actually increased from 50 percent more to nearly double other IT services, VoIP was among the fastest-growing IT service categories during the second quarter of 2008, according to the second quarterly State of the IT Industry Report from OnForce, the online marketplace for IT services professionals. According to the […]

CompTIA, OnForce Team Up for IT Certification Programs

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) and OnForce announced they are collaborating on a number of programs aimed at raising the certified technical skills of IT professionals and helping them grow their businesses. As part of the ongoing effort, OnForce’s community of more than 12,000 contract professionals can earn several CompTIA certifications, including CompTIA A+, […]

OnForce Launches PowerMatch

OnForce has launched PowerMatch, a matching engine that enables IT service buyers to find the providers that are best equipped to meet their needs. PowerMatch is based on more than a dozen carefully selected criteria, encompassing how well each providers skills, performance and location match an individual service request, OnForce said. When a work order […]

OnForce Launches MarketView Index

OnForce has launched MarketView Index, which is a real-time tool providing a comprehensive picture of the national, regional and local landscape of on-site IT services, the company said. The OnForce MarketView Index enables users to see a state-by-state view of vital statistics such as service provider coverage, most recent pricing and 90-day average pricing and […]

Before You Reach Out With VoIP, Know Your Customers Needs

VoIP is garnering a lot of press and gaining significant ground, but you need to have a good understanding of your customers specific needs and requirements before introducing Internet telephony options. That will be one of the themes of todays session, Reach Out: Deploying VoIP in Multilocation Accounts. During this session, panelist Dale Stein, co-founder […]

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