The true story about a norfolk based agency that saved cost by outsourcing
The True Storyabout a Norfolkbased agencythat Saved Costby Outsourcing.Prepared by Sanam ZamanFebruary 12th, 2013
TweenTribune is a free, not-for-profitonline newspaper for kids, aged 8–15. Itis updated daily with stories fromthe Associated Press that are chosenbased on relevancy to pre-adolescents.Tweens can post comments to thestories which are moderated by theirteachers, and teachers can use the siteas a resource for meeting No Child LeftBehind requirements for reading, writingand computer skills.Industry: Newspaper and PublishingBusiness Model: Not for ProfitHeadquarter: Norfolk, USAEbizons Customer Since: 2008Alan Jacobson,Managing Director ofBrassTacksFounder, TweenTribbune
Alan Jacobson, former design director of The Virginian-Pilot Managing Director ofBrassTacks has more than 30 years of experience in the communications industry inmultiple domains - photographer, designer, editor, project manager, focus groupmoderator and publishing systems analyst.One fine evening while helping his 10 year old daughter with her homework, Alannoticed that she lacked interest and faced difficulty in understanding current affairsand world news. It occurred to him that the possible reason could be the number ofirrelevant and not so interesting articles for children of her age that she has to browsethrough.So Alan devised a tool to compile all such news that could be of relevance and interestto her daughter. And he was fascinated by the interest his daughter showed in readingand grasping the news and current affair articles. From that time onward, homeworkbecame fun for her!TweenTribune –Devised as a tool by a fatherto help his 10 year olddaughter with her homework
Triggered by fatherly concern, thissmall event marked the foundation ofTweenTribuneAn innovative medium to inculcate reading habits in children and keep them educated.
A roadmap to expand this personal tool into a platform that can be used toinculcate reading habits in children and keep them educated.A strategy to increase site traffic by reaching the teachers directly andindirectly teacher’s classroom.A Content Management System more capable and flexible than WordPress onwhich TweenTribune was made originally.High quality back-end engineering to support the expected growth in site-traffic.2341
But Alan had few major constraints– TimeAlan wanted the new website with all the functionality to be launched within next 3months. Robust back-end engineeringHe was looking for a strong developer with extensive experience in web developmentand eager to take new challenges. TweenTribune was his dream project and hewas not ready to take any risk! BudgetAlan had limited budget for the project!
Sudeep GoyalDirector, Head of Technology,Ebizonin.linkedin.com/in/sudeepgoyal Strong technical insight that our Technology Head – Sudeep Goyalpresented to Alan. In-depth understanding of his project that reflected in the proposal. Pathway that we paved to achieve the solution. Promise to deliver the project ON TIME.
Besides the reason explained above, Alan chose us because our solution was perfect fitfor his limited budget.We charged him $15-20 per hour contrary to thedomestic developers who charge $80-150 per hour.Initially Alan was skeptical about outsourcing the development of hisproject; but now he says that our strong technicalbackground motivated him to select us as hisdevelopment partner.
Alan approached us in December 2008 and the new version of TweenTribune waslaunched in March, 2009.TweenTribune is being used by more than 1,10,000 teachers in theirclassroom to teach students.Today TweenTribune gets 7million page views per month andservers up to 50,000 pages per hour.Alan achieved high quality back-end engineeringdelivered ON TIME while at the same time he saved up to60% on development cost because he chose us over domesticdevelopers.
After 4 years, Tweentribune is a success story that has been featuredin LAtimes, YPulse.com, KillerStartups, WeMedia, GoodHouseKeeping.
Most of the time people feel hesitant of outsourcing because of the differentTime Zones.But for us time difference is our strength becausethat keeps the project going round the clock.How?We work while it is your night.You get up and the delivery is ready for your daily inspection.You see through it and give your early feedback.We start our day with your feedback and incorporate all therequired development while you are sleeping.Again, you get up to see that all feedback done and theproject is moving.
We don’t treat our client as the owner of the project but we treat projects as thebusiness requirement of our client. Our goal is never just the technical development ofthe project but the achievement of our clients end business goal.If you reach us with your business requirement, the research and analysis team will dothe complete study of your business model and work on the use cases based on therequirement. After we have done the research work we compile our analysis andpresent you the best possible approach that requires minimum effort in order toachieve the goal.Every week at your suitable time and day, our Project Manager will meet with you on call to discussthe roadmap ahead, give you the status update and take your feedback on the implementation so far.And no, you need not wait 1 whole week to talk to us again. We are always available on our ProjectManagement Tool - Basecamp. You can drop an email anytime and youll get a response within half anour on a working day. During the working hours your Project Manager will always be available onSkype and you can reach them directly.The Project Manager and entire team will work in coordination with you to take the project frominception to completion. And when you reach your business goal we would love to join in the successcelebration!
For Any Query, contact:Priyanka JhamnaniSr. Development Consultant/ManagerEmail: email@example.comSkype: priyanka.jhamnaniDrupal.org id: http://drupal.org/node/1962434Website: http://ebizontek.com