The National Contractor and Service Platform Survey Report is believed to be the first of its kind for the IT service industry. The report includes demographic data on the techs who work for these platforms, such as the types of businesses they have, where they are located and the total amount of revenue generated from contract work. It also lists the ten best national contractors, the three best platforms, the seven worst national contractors and the five worst platforms in the industry.
The NCSP Report was released in tandem with a special episode of The Force Field Podcast. The Force Field Episode 62 features a detailed analysis of the report and comments by the host, Rick Savoia. In addition to the statistical data, the podcast also includes comments from survey respondents who contributed to the report. The comments provide greater insight into why some of these companies were ranked high or low and how techs view the IT service industry in general. The comments were not included in the 20 page report and can only be heard on the podcast.
"IT service technicians have long relied on national IT service companies for contract related work", Savoia said during the show. "The survey was intended to take the pulse of the national-platform-
The National Contractor and Service Platform Survey Report is free and available for download at http://www.theforcefield.net/
The Force Field Episode 62, which includes detailed analysis and comments from survey respondents, is available on demand at http://www.theforcefield.net/
The Force Field is a web portal for IT Service Providers, including computer repair businesses, field service technicians, Value Added Resellers, independent contractors, and other IT professionals who own or want to start a computer or other tech business. The portal features news, reviews, blogs, forums, free industry trade publications and directories of tech distributors, trade organizations, national contractors and other resources needed to start and operate an IT business.
The site is also the official home of The Force Field with Rick Savoia™, an on-demand podcast hosted by Rick Savoia. Heard around the world, the show features interviews with technology professionals, vendors and organizations within the IT community on topics and issues related to the industry. Episodes can be heard on-demand at The Force Field portal at http://www.theforcefield.net and on The TechPodcast Network. The show can also be heard on iTunes and Stitcher Radio.