TechnologyNet Inc. and CNET ChannelOnline have launched IT Locator, a partner organization to The ASCII Group and a new offering that presents a single, socially integrated interface for technology buyers looking to find IT professionals and service providers who can offer the right IT solution.
IT Locator is a vendor-independent IT service provider search engine and buyer community focused on simplifying the process of researching and connecting with local IT experts. With detailed profiles of solution providers from around the world, IT Locator presents search information in a transparent, industry standard format that helps buyers narrow in on the right solution provider for their specific technical, industry, and location specific requirements and preferences.
The objective of IT Locator is to provide increased global exposure and recognition for IT solution providers, as well as to establish a new market of business to strengthen the demand and value of the IT channel.
"IT Locator will elevate the solution provider in the channel as the ideal trusted expert and advisor. It will bring home the importance to all users of IT solutions, that the independent solution provider has a similar fiduciary role -- like the medical doctor has in the health care field. With the internet quickly becoming the 'internet of things,' the importance of local and worldwide services is becoming more vital than ever," says Alan D. Weinberger, founder and CEO, TechnologyNet Inc. (pictured, right).
With three levels of membership, IT Locator offers solution providers the opportunity to promote their expertise in the marketplace. Once they become members, solution providers create profiles that define the technologies they specialize in, industries they service, and certifications and partnerships that are key to their offering. Members can distribute SEO-rich thought leadership content through a global, industry user site, and as a community, engage directly with potential buyers, participate in research, generate customer leads, and more.
Through a cross promotion agreement with CBS Interactive and CNET, IT Locator will be promoted on ZDNet and Tech Republic.
"We see membership as more than just a searchable profile in a vendor-agnostic community, but a way for solution providers to share their experiences and expertise with others in their community, regardless of where they are located,” says Keith Wilson, product manager for CNET ChannelOnline.
Solution providers can learn more about obtaining a listing at www.ITLocator.com.