OnForce Crosses the Big Pond
The ocean called. They’re running out of shrimp. The VAR Guy consumed a few pounds of shrimp cocktail at OnForce last night during an open house to celebrate the company’s new headquarters. He stopped chewing long enough to hear a few good rumors — including one involving OnForce launching its online marketplace for VARs in Germany and the U.K.
OnForce is an eBay of sorts for the IT channel, connecting resellers with specific customer IT projects. The marketplace already operates in the U.S. and Canada. Now, OnForce is accepting user registrations in Germany and the U.K. as well.
U.K. customers and VARs can now register for more information at www.onforce.co.uk. Stay tuned for similar info regarding Germany (Update: See www.onforce.de). Early registrants will receive advanced notification, periodic updates about the company’s expansion plans, and be first in line when the marketplaces are launched in 2008, according to our dumpster diving blogger.
In the meantime, OnForce employees are settling into new office space near Boston. Relocating out of Manhattan has allowed the company to find more cost-effective office space while recruiting Web 2.0 talent out of New England’s universities.
OnForce CEO Peter Cannone and several other company executives are New Englanders at heart. In fact, Cannone’s office has plenty of Red Sox and Patriot memorabilia. Hmmm. No pictures of Bill Buckner booting Mookie Wilson’s slow roller to first base…No worries. For good luck, The VAR Guy always carries the following picture in his wallet while traveling in Red Sox Nation.