Allshore Virtual Staffing: A Company Built on International Trust

Let’s face it: most Americans rarely get the chance to work closely with people in other countries or far away continents. Such was true about myself only five years ago, when universal online chatting was still gaining popularity. In fact, the only contact I had experienced with people outside of the United States was through Yahoo! Game chat rooms.

 

Randall Agee and Raheel Afzal

Randall Agee (Allshore Virtual Staffing – CEO) and Raheel Afzal (DatumSquare IT Services – CEO) Islamabad, Pakistan – 2012

Back in 2004, one of my personal clients requested that I write my web based projects in ASP.NET. At the time, I was basically a makeshift Classic ASP developer with a knack for making quality designed websites. I was not a sound web developer, and learning ASP.NET was not quite what I wanted to do with my time. At this point in my career, I decided it would be more efficient, and I would prefer, to manage other people who could do the client work. This was the first time I started looking for international talent to help me deliver successful .NET projects to all of my clients.

In my search, I was able to find a few online portals where I could have several people around the world place bids on my projects. After posting my first project on one of these sites, I was amazed at how many people started responding. Different people from different countries all around the world wanted to work on my project. It quickly hit me–in a world of more than seven billion people, surely someone out there could produce quality work for my projects at a lower cost, which would allow me to be the project manager I always dreamed of becoming.

I spent the next few years working with several different companies in various countries; I worked with different teams, freelancers, and project managers, and quickly learned all of the good and bad aspects of IT outsourcing.

A few positive things I learned:

  • People are capable of doing nearly anything all over the world.
  • Globalization is here to stay, and it’s only getting stronger every day.
  • Other cultures, societies, and traditions are interesting to learn about, and easily discovered through outsourcing.
  • IT work is valuable and can be found in India, Philippines, Bangladesh, Eastern Europe and Pakistan, the countries I primarily worked with.
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Randall Agee

Chief Executive Officer at Allshore Virtual Staffing
Randall Agee is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Allshore Virtual Staffing, a remote staffing agency helping startups in the U.S. hire remote software engineers to work as full-time employees. Founded on Randall's personal experience with offshoring development, Allshore provides all technical and managerial support via our client services and technology mentorship teams based in Norman, Okla. Contact Allshore today to schedule a free consultation call with a remote staffing specialist or request a free trial of our services.

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2 Comments

  1. Nabeel Ilyas-Reply
    Jun at 8:05 PM

    Rocking idea… Forming better relationships between Asian and American countries is an awesome idea and I really appreciate these two awesome guys for making it happen!

  2. Junaid Ali-Reply
    Jun at 1:20 PM

    Randall, I couldn’t agree more with the opinions stated in this post. IT outsourcing is the future and Allshore Global Resources has set a benchmark for others to follow you. We are not only doing code work we are also representative of our countries as well.
    Allshore Global Resources gives Americans a chance to work closely with people in other countries. It’s not a bad deal at all. You get a chance to learn other cultures as well as you will gain profitable IT staffing experience.

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