OnForce Takes Online IT Services Marketplace to Canada, U.K. and GermanyBy Jessica Davis | Posted 2007-12-03 Email Print
The expansion follows the company's headquarters move to Boston to make room for its growing work force.OnForce, the online marketplace for IT services, last month expanded into Canada and will soon expand into Germany and the United Kingdom.
The move to Canada followed customer requests for an expansion there, OnForce executives said. For example, a typical user of the service would be a U.S. solution provider with a U.S. client looking to expand into Canada, but without local IT talent there. The service would enable the company to do that expansion by outsourcing the work to local individuals.
OnForce has ramped up 150 fully profiled and active partners in Canada and has begun the profiling process with another 100, according to Paul Nadjarian, senior vice president of product and marketing.
OnForce selected the United Kingdom and Germany for its next expansions due to the high uptake of IT there, according to its venture capital partner Accel Partners, the same firm that funded Facebook.
In addition, OnForce also moved its headquarters this year from New York to Boston to accommodate the company's planned expansion over the next 12 to 24 months, the executives said