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CVSDude, a leading provider of hosted open-source development tools including Subversion (SVN), has teamed up with oDesk, a leading online staffing marketplace and work platform, to offer fast-growing software companies access to talented technical professionals and tools that enable faster delivery and higher-quality software products at a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions. With this partnership, distributed development teams built and managed on oDesk will gain access to CVSDude’s secure storage infrastructure, advanced source-code management, and popular collaboration and job tracking software, for a low monthly fee. CVSDude customers seeking a solution for hiring, managing, and paying on-demand talent, can now tap directly into oDesk’s community of nearly 40,000 tested and rated professionals available on a pay-by-the-hour basis.
“With oDesk, we can offer over 38,500 active CVSDude users from several thousand companies an easy and cost-effective way to augment their development teams no matter where the talent is located,” said CVSDude CEO, Mark Bathie. CVSDude’s core customer base includes many VC-funded US technology startups, as well as industry leaders like Intel, Accenture, BBC Worldwide, and Harvard Business Online. Using oDesk web-based collaboration tools, these employers will be able to visually track and verify work performed, both historically and in real-time, by oDesk professionals.
“As our thousands of customers build larger and larger teams and manage projects of increasing complexity, the demand for source-code and project management tools is rapidly rising,” said oDesk CEO, Gary Swart. He added, “CVSDude’s advanced source-code management tools are an excellent complement to oDesk’s management platform.” A recent CVSDude survey found that customers save in excess of $160,000 and 2,500 hours of staffing time each year by outsourcing to CVSDude.
Since 2002, CVSDude has provided a simple, safe, and fully-managed online development environment for thousands of software companies and over 45,000 developers worldwide. CVSDude (www.cvsdude.com) helps developer teams work together in real-time by hosting popular collaboration and management tools for tracking and communicating project changes. Using CVSDude, customers enjoy high-end security, a thriving developer community, “always upgraded” software, and expert, friendly customer support, for a fraction of the cost of in-house solutions. CVSDude was awarded the 2007 “Young Exporter of the Year” award by the Premier of Queensland, Australia.
Every day, oDesk helps people all over the world work together, as if they were seated in the same office. Founded in 2004, oDesk (www.oDesk.com) is a global marketplace for programmers and technology freelancers that enables businesses to build and manage remote teams. Hiring managers can search the oDesk network and choose from among thousands of tested, top-rated technology professionals in over 90 countries. Using oDesk web-based collaboration tools, project managers can visually track and verify all work performed, both historically and in real-time. oDesk is venture-backed by Benchmark Capital, Globespan Capital Partners and Sigma Partners.
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