If the Internet has made one thing crystal clear, it’s that physical borders and geographical distance are no longer necessarily an absolute barrier for conducting business.
More and more companies are getting accustomed to the idea of being able to do business with companies on the other side of the world using nothing but digital communication means, or to have entire business units or projects… → Read More
Second time this Summer we write about Elance, a service that allows for companies and individuals to hire and pay independent professionals and contractors online, and once again it’s not good news but another security issue. A registered user of the service, Salma Jafri, tells us she has been receiving dozens of private messages that were erroneously sent to her account, on occasion even… → Read More
The economy may still be trying to pick itself up, but one beneficiary of tighter budgets is outsourcing marketplace oDesk. Web developers and software engineers looking for project work can find jobs on oDesk, and employers can post jobs. Workers download PC-monitoring software which lets employers keep track of exactly how long they are on the job, even if it is in their pajamas at 3 AM.
As a… → Read More
We’ve just gotten word that development-outsourcing site Elance has suffered a security breach, compromising some user information that included names, addresses, phone numbers, and location (no financial information was taken).
Multiple users have received the following letter:
It has recently come to our attention that certain Elance user information was accessed without authorization… → Read More