Andrew Karpie's Blog

Neither Fish Nor Fowl: The State of Online Staffing Model Evolution

Since late summer of 2012, we have been researching the phenomenon of what we call “online staffing” platform businesses.  As of this time, we have identified about 65 different individual businesses operating in this “online staffing” space (which EXCLUDES a wide range of “crowdsourcing” platforms, such as 99Design, Lionbridge, Crowdflower, et al).

By now, most of us in the staffing... More

Let the Games Begin: oDesk Takes Aim at the Medium to Large Enterprise Market

oDesk, currently (by some measures) the world’s largest “online staffing platform,” has announced that it is expanding its market focus with new premium service offerings (along with a dedicated team within oDesk) that will enable enterprises of any size to scale and more effectively and efficiently use oDesk online labor services.  oDesk’s recent press release notes the large, untapped... More