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PR Is A Passion Play That Cannot Be Outsourced

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Rather than directly explaining their value proposition with all the passion and heartfelt stridency that only an entrepreneur can deliver, they outsource this communication to a Public Relations (PR) firm. A version of this article previously appeared in the Wall Street Journal.

Zumbox In Deal With Outsourcer

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Westlake Village-based Zumbox , the provider of paperless billing and delivery systems run by John Payne, has inked a deal with 3i Infotech , a business process outsourcing firm focused on billing and payment handling. According to 3i Infotech, it has partnered with Zumbox to allow 3i's clients to send electronic bills and other customer communications via Zumbox's system. Financial details of the partnership were not announced.

TaskUs Boosts Executive Staff With Trio Of Hires, Now Has 5300 Employees

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Santa Monica-based TaskUs , the fast growing provider of outsourced customer experience and back end services for online companies, said it has hired three new executives on Thursday, to help it with its growth efforts. taskus executive outsourcing gorwth salesTaskUs said it has named Balaji Sekar as its new Chief Financial Officer, Christopher McLaughline-Brooks as Chief Information Officer, and Lital Gilad-Shaoulian as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

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What Is Causing Startups to Go Bankrupt?

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Many startups have a great product that’s viable, marketable, and ripe with potential. But if that was the only indicator of success, then nine out of 10 startups wouldn’t fail.

Outsourcing

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Thursday, January 27, 2011 -- LA CEOs, an education and support group for CEOs and Founders, presents Outsourcing. Everything you wanted to know about outsourcing. The ins and outs, pitfalls to avoid, how to be successful. Our featured speaker is Oded Noy. link] (more

CSM Software Acquired By SOLIZE

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CSM Software , and engineering and high tech services outsourcer whose founder and chairman is based in Westlake Village, has been acquired by Japanese company SOLIZE Group , acording to the companies. software solize merger acquisition outsourcing engineering international india japanFinancial details of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Aligned TeleHealth Gets Angel Funding

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lifescience capital venture telemedicine overseas remote consulting health physician outsourcing telehealth aligned Agoura Hills-based Aligned TeleHealth , a provider of telemedicine services and technology, said today that it has raised a round of private financing from two individuals. Size of the funding was not announced. The company said the funding came from Deepak Chopra, the CEO and founder of OSI Systems, and Hector Sulaiman, CEO of Controles Graficos.

How TaskUs Is Powering LA's Technology Startup Boom

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With globalization, and the rise of technology, we believed that you were going to see more and more individuals looking to outsource tasks. angeles startup taskus outsourcing phillippines growth bryce maddock entrepreneur

Ziptask Takes On Project Outsourcing

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Can you outsource your outsourcing? Anaheim-based Ziptask said today that it has launched a new, online platform which helps offload the management of freelancers and outsourcing, helping businesses via an online, dedicated virtual project manager. ziptask project outsourcing freelancer freelance

TaskRabbit Lets You Outsource Tasks To The Community

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Taskrabbit aims to help “individuals and small businesses in a community outsource their tasks and deliveries.&#. TaskRabbit makes it easy for individuals to keep with their busy lives or businesses to save some money by outsourcing simple tasks.

American Industrial Systems Sells Majority Stake To Foxconn

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things internet industial manufacturing contract outsourcing acquisition merger ennoconn foxconn systems industrial americanIrvine-based American Industrial Systems , a provider of engineering services and products for the Interet-of-Things, oil and gas, industrial automation, and other markets, has sold a 60 percent stake of the company to Ennoconn. Financial terms of the sale were not announced. Ennoconn is a subsidiary of Taiwan's Foxconn Technology Group.

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TaskUs Hires More Than 5,300 In 2016, Now At 7,000 Employees

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Santa Monica-baseed digital outsourcing provider TaskUs , led by Bryce Maddock and Jaspar Weir, said Tuesday evening that it hired over 5,300 employees in 2016, and now has more than 7,000 total employees spread across eleven different offices. The outsourcer, which provides back office services to many, major Internet services, app developers, and others, says it has increased its revenue by 410 percent over the last 2 years. taskus outsourcing growth employee jobs

Alorica Pays $275M For BPO Business, Tops 48,000 Employees

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Irvine-based customer service outsourcing provider Alorica said Wednesday afternoon that it has paid $275M for the agent services businesses of West Corporation. alorica business process outsourcing west corporation merger acquisition customer service nearshoring offshoring Alorica said that those businesses represented approximately $580M in revenues for West in 2014.

Outsourcing: Build vs Buy

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Sometimes the function being outsourced is just across the street. So what do you outsource: Core or Context or both? Wednesday, April 21, 2010 -- Build vs Buy. TechbizConnection. With every new project comes the big question: Should you develop a solution from scratch or buy something off the shelf? With offshoring, custom solutions became much more cost effective, but at the expense of increased management or sometimes increased project failure risk.

STEC Opens Development Center In India

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stec solid state disk drive india software development outsourcing employment jobs data storageSanta Ana-based STEC , the developer of solid state disk drives and technology, said this week that it has opened up a new storage innovation center in Pune, India. According to STEC, the new design center will provide software development resources for its products.

Driving Efficiencies thru Outsourcing Partnerships

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009 -- Driving Efficiencies thru Outsourcing Partnerships. Raj will discuss the shift in companys mindsets in this economic downturn and how IT and Business Process outsourcing is playing a major role in helping firms achieve their financial objectives and drive shareholder value. AccessEN. Speaker: Raj Krishnan, Industry VP, Fujitsu America. Many companies are hiring temporary and contract workers in the U.S.

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: 5. Outsourcing

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Outsourcing ► April (1) GoogleClick - Who owns your cash register? Outsourcing By Frank Addante (Part 5 of a 5 part series: " So, you need to develop a product? ") Outsourcing has become a popular topic and practice these days. I am still a big fan of outsourcing.

Disney Cancels Tech Layoffs In Burbank

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Disney/ABC Television , which had planned to replace about 35 information technology workers split between its New York and Burbank offices with imported H-1B workers from an outsourcer, has abruptly cancelled those plans. Disney had told its workers in May that it would be replacing them with workers--imported from India--from outsourcer Cognizant.

Yahoo Outsources Yahoo Shopping To PriceGrabber

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Yahoo said Monday that it is dropping its outsource most of Yahoo Shopping, its comparison shopping to Los Angeles-based PriceGrabber , the firm told its developers Monday. Yahoo Shopping is a comparison shopping site which displays products and prices for different products, including consumer electronics, computer, and related items. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed by Yahoo.

ISWest Strengthens Ties With Outsourcing Firm

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Agoura Hills-based ISWest , a provider of high speed Internet access, colocation, and server hosting, and Los Angeles-based IT outsourcing firm Cal Net, said Thursday that the firms have expanded an alliance to help clients move servers off-site to save money on managing their IT.

ADP Setting Up Technology Center In Pasadena With 350 Employees

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Human resources outsourcing provider ADP is launching a new location in Pasadena, looking to tap into the wealth of technical talent with a new Innovation Center on Lake Avenue. ADP offers up payrolls services and other human resources outsourcing. According to ADP, the new Innovation Center will bring 350 employees to the new center, which will give it a West Coast location for its international business.

CBRE Buys Environmental Systems Inc.

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cbre environmental systems cleantech merger acquisition realestate energy management outsourced services Los Angeles-based commercial real estate services and investor CBRE said this morning that it has acquired Environmental Systems, Inc. ESI), a system integrator and provider of energy management services. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Alorica In Major Employee Expansion

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Irvine-based business process outsourcing firm Alorica said today that it is in a big expansion, and plans to hire 200 new team members in the next two months. alorica business process outsourcing hiring jobs employment The firm--which already has 20,000 employees--said that most of those positions are located at its Colorado Springs, Colorado site. Alorica offers up BPO services across a number of industries, and says it serves the Fortune 1000 market.

Outsourcing Web Development & Businesses - Startups Uncensored #7

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This month’s “Startups Uncensored” will be on “Outsourcing Web Development & Businesses”. It will be an open and frank town-hall conversation revealing the best practices and methodologies for building your web-based company through outsourcing.

Navigating the Challenges of Effective Outsourcing – Startup Uncensored #7

Alon Schwartz

This month’s “Startups Uncensored” will be on “Navigating the Challenges of Effective Outsourcing”. It will be an open and frank town-hall conversation discussing topics such as: Outsourcing best practices. Do’s and don’ts of outsourcing. Top mistakes people do when outsourcing.

Navigating the Challenges of Effective Outsourcing – Startup Uncensored #7

Alon Schwartz

This month’s “Startups Uncensored” will be on “Navigating the Challenges of Effective Outsourcing”. It will be an open and frank town-hall conversation discussing topics such as: Outsourcing best practices. Do’s and don’ts of outsourcing. Top mistakes people do when outsourcing.

Wyle Acquired By KBR For $570M

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El Segundo-based Wyle , the provider of outsourced engineering and scientific services to the Federal Government, has completed its acquisition of fellow professional services provider KBR. The deal was worth $570M in total. The two companies said they willl combined under the brand "KBRwyle", and continue to service Wyle's existing customers. The deal had been announced earlier in May. The two said that Wyle will become business unit within KBR's Government Services business segment.

Startup Development

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I’ve come to realize that I have lots of posts around startup software development scattered around in different posts. Thought it would be good to capture them in one spot and also include links to related posts from other sources.

iQor Plans To Hire 150 In Simi

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iQor , a provider of outsourced customer service and support, said Friday that it is planning to hire over 150 people in Simi Valley, as part of a major expansion. Petersberg, Florida--has over 35,000 employees across 18 countries offering up outsource business services. iqor simi valley outsourced customer support hiring jobs

TaskUs Takes $15M In Funding

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The startup outsources all kinds of of the back office tasks required by high tech companies like Savings.com, Expensify, Groupon, Uber, Tinder, and many others. taskus venture capital phillipines outsourcing startup uber groupon outsourceSanta Monica-based TaskUs , the startup led by Bryce Maddock which is the secret weapon behind the rising tide of on-demand and Internet startups, has raised $15M in a funding round, the company disclosed today.

Kareo Rolls Out Updated Software

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Irvine-based medical practice management software developer Kareo , led by Dan Rodrigues, said Tuesday that it has launched the next generation of its cloud-based software for outsourced billing. The company said its Kareo Medical Billing now supports both web and mobile applications, adds customized reports, includes secure messaging, and many other features. Pricing on the new product was not announced.

Alorica Acquires Expert Global Solutions

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Irvine-based business outsourcing provider Alorica said Thursday that it has acquired Expert Global Solutions, Inc. , a provider of outsourced, customer service and financial collections services. alorica expert global solutions business outsourcing merger acquisitionEGS was based in Plano, Texas. Financial terms of the deal were not announced, hwoever, Alorica said the acquisition will push the company to a projected $2.4

Onestop Internet Names New VP

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Los Angeles-baesd Onestop Internet , which provides outsourced fulfillment and technology for brands and their e-commerce efforts, said Wednesday that it has named Denise Wallen-Grant as its new Vice President of Planning, Merchandising, and Allocation.

Cornerstone OnDemand Extends Alliance With ADP

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Santa Monica-based Cornerstone OnDemand , the provider of cloud-based talent management software for the enterprise, and human resources management outsourcer ADP , said today that they have expanded an existing strategic alliance between the companies to target small businesses.

Technical Advisors: Every Web/Mobile Startup Must Have One

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This is important whether you are outsourcing or building it in-house. If you are outsourcing, then this person will also be protecting you from issues like being able to access the source code and making sure can bring it in-house at a later time.

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Episource Names COO

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Los Angeles-based Episource , a provider of outsourced medical coding, data analytics, risk adjustment, and other services to the healthcare industry, said it has named Erik Simonsen as its Chief Operating Officer. Episource said Simonsen has over 10 years of experience in setting up and managing outsourced centers, including for Deutsche Bank (Jacksonville, Florida; Mumbai, India; and Birmingham, UK).and episource outsourced medical coding phillippines

LAC Group Gets Private Equity Investment

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Los Angeles-based LAC Group , a provider of outsourced library, information, and knowledge management services, said today that it has received a private equity investment from TZP Growth Partners I. LAC Group, which was founded in 1986, offers up outsourced library services to corporations, government agencies, law firms, financial institutions, and universities. equity private outsourcing management library group

Alorica Completes $275M West Corporation Unit Buy

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Irvine-based business process outsourcing provider Alorica said Wednesday that it has completed its $275M acquisition of the agent services business unit of West Corporation. Alorica said the acquisition makes it the largest business process outsourcing provider in the U.S., outsourcing corporation west acquisition merger alorica

Alorica Completes $275M West Corporation Buy

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Irvine-based business process outsourcing provider Alorica said Wednesday that it has completed its $275M acquisition of West Corporation. Alorica said the acquisition makes it the largest business process outsourcing provider in the U.S., alorica merger acquisition west corporation outsourcing Alorica had originally announced the deal back in January. with a net worth of $1.2 billion.

TaskUs Gets $14M In Debt Funding

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TaskUs uses a workforce in the Philippines to help support outsourcing of back office tasks for many, venture-backed, high growth companies--including Tinder, Whipser, Gilt Groupe, and many others. taskus gilt groupe senior debt bridge bank outsourcing philippinesSanta Monica-based TaskUs said today that it has raised $14M more, via a senior debt facility, to help it continue to grow the company.