Archive for May, 2010

Outsourceportfolio.com: IT-BPO provider? – Try to be as Germanic as possible!

Filed by team twago on May 28, 2010
Outsourceportfolio.com: IT-BPO provider? – Try to be as Germanic as possible!

back Magdalena Szarafin of Outsourceportfolio.com reports about the potential of the Germanic market regarding outsourcing. Up to now, Germanic countries (Germany, Switzerland, and Austria) we little engaged in outsourcing, but speed up at high pace lately. This hold high potential for service providers, intermediation platforms and service companies. One of the main source for the […]

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How to assess the quality of service providers as a client

Filed by team twago on May 27, 2010
How to assess the quality of service providers as a client

The possibility to find service providers on the Internet and commission them to work on a project is nothing new. More and more companies use this kind of outsourcing, whether they are small, medium-sized, or large. However, some still hesitate. They do not know what to expect of external service providers, whom they have found […]

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IT-Trends: Demand for PHP stable – Increase in Apps and Social Media Development

Filed by team twago on May 20, 2010
IT-Trends: Demand for PHP stable – Increase in Apps and Social Media Development

Berlin, May 20, 2010. The Internet is used increasingly for the allocation of IT projects. According to a study conducted by the Technical University Munich, approximately one quarter of all small and medium-sized businesses in Germany are considering to start using online intermediation platforms like twago.de over the coming months, to find professional developers and […]

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6 Typical mistakes when founding a business

Filed by team twago on May 19, 2010
6 Typical mistakes when founding a business

The number of newly established businesses increased by a surprisingly high amount in 2009. However, so did the number of insolvencies. According to the statistic federal office, February 2010 saw 6.9% more business insolvencies than February 2009. In their wish to be independent and their euphoria over being their own boss, many entrepreneurs underestimate the […]

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We drew the iPad winner

Filed by team twago on May 18, 2010
We drew the iPad winner

Today at twago, we drew the lucky winner of the iPad lottery. Gunnar Berning was our “barrel girl” and drew the winner out of the many possibilities. And the winner is: Manuel Wedderien from Lueneburg/Germany. He will get the iPad soon. Part of the give-away were all customers who awarded a project on twago between […]

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Safely post confidential projects

Filed by team twago on May 17, 2010
Safely post confidential projects

Some of our customers need to advertise projects that should not be publicly visible, as they are strictly confidential. They also want legal liability, to ensure that, during the bidding phase, information about the project cannot be spread or used for purposes other than those stated in the tender offer without permission. With a non-disclosure […]

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Recovery after the crisis – outsourcing platforms as solution for the lack of IT talents

Filed by team twago on May 14, 2010
Recovery after the crisis – outsourcing platforms as solution for the lack of IT talents

The economic growth after the worldwide financial crisis has cast its shady sides as well. Some of the open employment positions will remain vacant in the future due to a lack of qualified experts. A study from Munich Technical University holds that novel online outsourcing platforms for international qualified talents can be a solution for […]

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With your notebook on your lap – freelancers and their way of “gardening”

Filed by team twago on May 12, 2010
With your notebook on your lap – freelancers and their way of “gardening”

Instead of attaching themselves to one employer for extensive periods of time, many people make use of new possibilities to create an independent and flexible career. This is simplified by new intermediation platforms, where clients can find suitable service providers. Service provider Sebastian Schalipp from Munich, Germany has chosen family life and is working from […]

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Is your homepage in need of a remake?

Filed by team twago on May 11, 2010
Is your homepage in need of a remake?

Homepages, webshops, blogs and a personal website are nowadays part of the basic repertoire of every businessperson. Whether you are a freelancer, self-employed or a business, the Internet presents the fastest, easiest and best possibility to represent yourself and pique the interest of your customers. Next to all the new social media possibilities – from […]

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NDA and Customer Interest Seal – new features on twago

Filed by team twago on May 11, 2010
NDA and Customer Interest Seal – new features on twago

Our programmers at twago did lots of testing and we are pleased to announce a few new features on the platform. These features increase plattform security and add more functionality both buyers and providers. One of the new features dedicated especially to buyers is the option to opt for a “non-disclosure agreement” (NDA) for specific […]

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The World Cup 2010 is coming: Did you set your timetable?

Filed by team twago on May 10, 2010
The World Cup 2010 is coming: Did you set your timetable?

It’s getting exciting: From June 11th till July 11th the world turns topsy-turvy again: Everyone is going to cheer for his country with small and big flags, jerseys, and whistles. Google shows over 108 Million results for the keyword “world cup 2010”, and twitter is bursting already. Luckily (at least for Europe), the World Cup […]

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Tips for winning more jobs as a freelancer on twago

Filed by team twago on May 7, 2010
Tips for winning more jobs as a freelancer on twago

On twago the number of contractors increases each month. Thus, competition is also intensifying among freelancers to win projects – even with an increasing numbers of projects each month. Below, we outline some simple steps you can take to have an edge over the competition. Most importantly, you have to convince the potential client using everything […]

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Distraction? How to work effectively from home

Filed by team twago on May 5, 2010
Distraction? How to work effectively from home

As a freelancer or self-employed you can – with restrictions – freely decide many aspects considering business: for whom you work, how much you approximately work, which projects you accept and which one you don’t and where you work. However, freelancing also requires a lot of discipline. You need to have a good self-control and […]

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