SOURCE: SmartSource

January 31, 2012 09:55 ET

SmartSource Spins Off TecDirect Division as Separate Business Entity

SmartSource to Continue Providing Consultative IT-Staffing and Recruitment Services; TecDirect to Focus on Self-Service Web Offering

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Jan 31, 2012) - Smart Source Inc., the only technical staffing company focused on partnering with IT solution providers, today announced the company has spun off TecDirect as a separate business entity.

SmartSource will continue to operate as a technical staffing and recruitment organization that works directly with IT solution providers to satisfy staffing requirements. SmartSource is particularly beneficial for IT staffing placements that require long-term and/or full-time commitments. SmartSource experts identify and conduct detailed interviews with each candidate using a seven-step process to assess the right resource for each IT solution provider's need.

The TecDirect online self-service database of 12,000 IT field technicians helps technology solution providers identify technical professionals that can deliver on-site services to end-user customers. TecDirect is particularly beneficial for IT solution providers with service incidents that require short-term engagements (typically less than four hours) and prefer to work directly with field technicians.

"Since we first launched TecDirect in 2010 as a division of SmartSource, the service has performed so well that we will now operate TecDirect as a separate operation," said SmartSource CEO Joe Iovinelli. "This change also makes sense since the two services have distinctly different business models. Our clients can still work with either firm -- they have the option of engaging SmartSource recruiting experts for their staffing and recruiting needs, or they can use the TecDirect self-service model on their own."

About SmartSource
Incorporated in 1996, SmartSource is a technical staffing organization that helps customers satisfy IT staffing requirements more efficiently, effectively and profitably. SmartSource clients consistently experience both reductions in operating costs and improved control over hiring and selecting qualified IT candidates for projects and open positions. SmartSource is also the only IT-staffing company that focuses primarily on partnering with the IT-solution-provider channel. For more information, visit

About TecDirect
TecDirect is a forever-growing online database of 12,000 field technicians ready to serve clients in nearly any zip code throughout the USA and features a range of technology capabilities: PC repair, printer repair, equipment installation, equipment set-up, trouble shooting, POS, networking, wireless, and cabling. TecDirect is marketed exclusively to solution providers, original equipment manufacturers, system integrators, hardware VARS, computer service companies and independent IT firms., Buyers simply create and route work orders to registered technicians, find the right technician, negotiate the rate, and quickly receive onsite support. For more information, visit

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