Developer Shed and Elance Online Launch Unique Resource for Web & IT Outsourcing

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Developer Shed, Inc. and Elance Online today announced an exclusive partnership to create a single destination, the Developer Resource Center, which allows the technical community to put Everyday Outsourcing, an easy and safe way to outsource projects, into action. Developer Shed will provide exclusive online technical content to visitors of the Developer Resource Center and Elance Online, helping them save money and speed their projects to market.

Developer Shed (http://www.developershed.com) and Elance Online (http://www.elanceonline.com,) today announced an exclusive partnership to create a single destination, the Developer Resource Center (http://www.developershed.com/developer-resource-center.php), which allows the technical community to put Everyday Outsourcing, an easy and safe way to outsource projects, into action. Developer Shed will provide exclusive online technical content to visitors of the Developer Resource Center and Elance Online, helping them save money and speed their projects to market.

The new Developer Resource Center is a one-stop web destination, providing technology buyers with the latest tech tips and tutorials they need on topics like Microsoft technologies, open source technologies, search engine optimization techniques, and resources for choosing the right Internet services and hosting. These areas are also the most popular categories of services outsourced on Elance Online. The co-branded Developer Resource Center combined with Elance Online’s recently launched Web & IT Outsourcing Center (http://www.elance.com/webit) will provide all-inclusive information and resources to small and mid-sized tech businesses searching for the latest technology or expert developers to get projects done.

The service categories covered by this partnership are:

  •     Software and Technology: Application Development, Linux Networking, Security, Handhelds and PDAs, Wireless, System Administration, Database Development

  •     Web Design and Development: E-commerce websites, Flash Animation, HTML Email Design, Search Engine Optimization, Usability Testing, Web Design, Web Development, Hosting, Marketing and Programming

“Elance Online’s new partnership with Developer Shed is an exciting way to facilitate Everyday Outsourcing for the IT community,” said Beerud Sheth, Founder and VP. “Many of our customers are technical entrepreneurs and small consulting firms who routinely outsource work to virtual teams. These teams are assembled and managed through Elance Online to quickly and profitably deliver quality work. The Developer Resource Center will enable these customers to increase their technology outsourcing further and reap further cost savings,” said Sheth.

Visitors will benefit from this strategic partnership by gaining access to information about the latest technologies. This enables users to better identify their end deliverables and hire the right professionals for their projects. Users can access relevant and targeted content alongside the professionals who deliver the technical services, all in one place.

“With increased pressure to drive down costs and to compete in the global economy, Web and IT businesses are actively pursuing new ways to do business, increase profits and expand their scope of offering,” said Developer Shed CEO Jonathan Caputo. “Pursuing a less than optimal solution can cost money and represent lost opportunities. This partnership creates a unique online resource to eliminate the time wasted searching for information and taking action on technological solutions.”

Elance Online provides small and mid-sized businesses with access to tens of thousands of professionals able to provide services, including graphic design and multimedia, sales and marketing, software and technology, and web design and development projects. Developer Shed's quality content on its network of sites and active forums assures users of cutting-edge, accurate information they can directly apply to their projects. Developer Shed updates its technical content daily with news, tutorials, and articles for programmers and developers, as well as exclusive material from leading IT publishers.

“Developer Shed’s timely articles and tutorials, and its active community of forums provide unmatched quality of content for those looking for tips and techniques and advice about the projects they are posting on Elance Online,” Caputo explained. “For example, our newest site on the Developer Shed network, Scripts.com, offers thousands of scripts in many categories, including ASP, ASP.NET, JavaScript, ColdFusion, Perl, Python, C and C++, and more,” Caputo said. “We are excited to join with Elance Online to provide this unique resource to the IT community.”

About Developer Shed Network

The Developer Shed network of websites offers tutorials and timely articles covering programming and developer related topics, computer hardware and gadget reviews, developer scripts, and search engine optimization tutorials. Developer Shed also publishes a weekly newsletter and a monthly magazine, Plug In, to over 150,000 opt-in subscribers. The Developer Shed network is trafficked by over 500,000 unique visitors daily, and features the Internet’s most active community of forums for developers.

About Elance Inc.

Elance Online™ enables small and mid-size businesses to pursue Everyday Outsourcing™, an easy and safe way to outsource. Elance Online provides directories, ratings and client feedback to help find the right professionals; easy-to-use tools to describe and manage projects; and access to safe payment solutions. More than 100,000 businesses have achieved financial savings of 60% or more by outsourcing their Technology, Creative, and Business projects through Elance Online.

Elance is the leading provider of software solutions for Services Procurement and Management (SPM) that improve the way organizations buy and manage services - one of the largest components of corporate spending. With the Elance SPM 4™ application suite, large organizations can gain visibility into services spend and performance, establish and control enterprise processes, and achieve 10-20% hard cost savings across a broad range of external service categories.

Elance, Elance SPM 4 and Elance Online are trademarks or registered trademarks of Elance, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

CONTACT:

Developer Shed

Shari Caputo, VP of Marketing

(954) 862-1412, ext. 1012

12555 Orange Drive, #109, Davie, FL, 33330

http://www.developershed.com

Elance Online

Nerissa Sardi

Sr. Brand Marketing Manager

408.524.7554

820A Kifer Road

Sunnyvale, CA 94086

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