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Episode 62 – The National Contractor and Service Platform Report


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The Force Field

Rick Savoia

Charlotte, NC

Description: A podcast for and about IT Service Providers including computer businesses, field service technicians, solution providers, VARs, independent contractors, resellers and other IT professionals.

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Episode 62 – The National Contractor and Service Platform Report

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We will find out what IT field service technicians really think of national contractors and web-based service platforms and how they rate specific companies from best to worst.

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Intro to Topic 2:34
In the late summer of 2012, The Force Field conducted a survey of IT service providers and asked them to rate the national contractors and service platforms. The results were published in a 20 page report released in tandem with this episode of The Force Field. Today we’ll analyze the results of The National Contractor and Service Platform Survey Report and discover just where the contractor-platform-provider relationship stands. We’ll learn about the techs who perform contract work for these companies, discover which nationals and platforms rank best and worst in the industry, and find out what techs really think of them, in their own words. Download The Force Field 2012 National Contractor and Service Platform Survey Report.

The National Contractor and Service Platform Report 32:00

Wrap up and Close :46

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