Rural Sourcing’s Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to  Reveal New Location and Green Space

ATLANTA, October 5, 2017 – Rural Sourcing Inc. (RSI), the leading provider of US-based IT outsourcing services, is excited to present today its new office and green space in Jonesboro, AR from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.The newly renovated office, located at 411 Union Street, still maintains the architectural integrity of the original building, while modernizing the interior to form a workspace that fosters innovation and creativity. In addition, a green space has been added on the side of the building as a way to recharge and promote mental well-being.“We’re excited to provide our colleagues with an environment that gives them the versatility to work indoors or out,” said Monty Hamilton, CEO at Rural Sourcing Inc. “We wanted to create a space that provides optimal collaboration amongst our teams leading to the best solutions and outcomes for our clients.”RSI’s mission is to be the onshore alternative for software development and support that might traditionally be sent offshore to countries such as India and China. By opening these technology hubs in low-cost of living, high-quality of life U.S. cities, RSI not only brings “big city” jobs to smaller communities but also helps clients lower their Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for IT. Furthermore, by having development centers in the United States, RSI’s clients benefit from common language, cultural and business alignment and time-zone compatibility. 

Rural Sourcing Unveils TCO Calculator to Demonstrate the Value of Domestic Sourcing

ATLANTA, August 30, 2017 – Rural Sourcing Inc. (RSI), the leading provider of US-based IT outsourcing services announced today that it has created the Rural Sourcing TCO Calculator to compare the total cost of ownership of software development between RSI, offshore developers, and other staffing solutions.Now, more than ever, companies are looking for other options to offshoring. According to a recent Gartner report, “sourcing and vendor management leaders must apply risk mitigation strategies to avoid delivery disruption if foreign resources face challenges with obtaining visas for onshore work.” It further states that “…any modifications to the visa program will have an impact on IT service providers and their clients.” (1)The Rural Sourcing TCO Calculator was developed to assist clients and prospects in benchmarking their software development outsourcing TCO, while considering the impact of variables like H-1B reform, language, cultural alignments, and business context. The Calculator is a robust tool that allows the user to customize distinct and commonly accepted productivity factors to their unique situation. This flexibility allows for a more accurate assessment of the total cost of ownership for outsourced software development needs.The outputs can then be saved as a pdf and shared amongst all stakeholders of the decision-making team, incorporating insights from the Lewis cultural model and benchmarking analysis of your hourly labor rate. The tool will allow clients to evaluate their rates versus the norms by country for software development.“With the uncertainty of H-1B legislation changes and changes to US trade agreements, requests to illustrate the value of domestic sourcing have significantly increased,” said Derek Perry, vice president of innovation. “The Rural Sourcing TCO Calculator not only demonstrates the value of the various options but illuminates the hidden costs associated with offshore developers.”For more information on the Rural Sourcing TCO Calculator or to receive a demo, visit www.ruralsourcing.com/tco-calculator.(1) Gartner, Potential H-1B Visa Changes and NAFTA Withdrawal Could Impact Your Offshore Outsourcing Deal, March 2017

Rural Sourcing Named Atlanta’s Best of the Best Small Business and for the Third Consecutive Year, a Best and Brightest Company to Work For®

ATLANTA, July 6, 2017 – Rural Sourcing Inc. (RSI), the leading provider of US-based IT outsourcing services announced today that it has been named “Atlanta’s Best of the Best Small Business” and for the third year in a row as one of “Atlanta’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®.”“The foundation to our success is recognizing that our colleague’s happiness is tantamount to their success as well as ours,” said Margaux Kaynard, vice president of human resources. “Receiving this award, especially amongst such amazing companies is an honor and a reflection of our efforts to be an employer of choice.”Rural Sourcing won the Best of the Best Small Business award in part because it scored in the top 10% in five out of ten categories, and also reached the top 5% for Employee Enrichment, Engagement and Retention; Recruitment, Selection and Orientation; and Work Life Balance.An independent research firm evaluates each company’s entry based on key measures in various categories. They include Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions; Employee Enrichment, Engagement and Retention; Employee Education and Development; Recruitment, Selection and Orientation; Employee Achievement and Recognition; Communication and Shared Vision; Diversity and Inclusion; Work-Life Balance; Community Initiatives; Strategic Company Performance; and the Best of the Best Small Business.About the Best and Brightest Programs The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® is a program of the National Association for Business Resources that provides the business community with the opportunity to gain recognition, showcase their best practices and demonstrate why they are an ideal place for employees to work. This national program celebrates those companies that are making better business, creating richer lives and building a stronger community as a whole. There are numerous regional celebrations throughout the country.

Rural Sourcing Inc. Hires Anthony Robinson, Ph.D. as the New Software Development Center Director in Augusta, Ga

AUGUSTA, Ga, June 14, 2017 – Rural Sourcing Inc. (RSI), the leading provider of US-based IT outsourcing services, has named Anthony (Tony) Robinson, Ph.D. as the new director of the company’s software development center in Augusta, Ga.Tony most recently served as the chief operating officer at Ocozzio, overseeing the strategic growth of the organization as well as developing colleague engagement and cultivating its culture. Previously, Tony was an assistant professor and interim MBA program director at Augusta University where he taught and mentored undergraduate and graduate students. Tony earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Strategic Management from the University of Alabama, an MS in Organizational Change from Georgia State University, an MBA in IT from Old Dominion University, and a BS in Business Administration in Finance from Augusta University.“Tony’s unbounded enthusiasm and energy is a great addition to the RSI team,” said Scott Monnig, vice president of professional services at Rural Sourcing Inc. “His collaborative style, coupled with his extensive leadership and management background will continue the growth trajectory that RSI has planned for this center.”The Augusta software development center is located in the historic Enterprise Mill at 1450 Greene Street. In addition to this location, RSI has three other software development centers located in Albuquerque, N.M., Jonesboro Ark., and Mobile, Ala.

Rural Sourcing’s Third Annual Hackathon To Support Dixie Adoptables

Mobile, AL, March 29, 2017 – Rural Sourcing Inc. (RSI), the leading provider of US-based IT outsourcing services, today announced its third annual hackathon in Mobile, Alabama, scheduled to take place April 7th at RSI from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. This year’s event will bring college students together to work on a project that will help protect the animals at Dixie Adoptables, a non-profit animal shelter.Each team will be given four hours to create a solution for a project that has yet to be revealed. Following a presentation to a panel of judges, the first place winners of the event will receive a coveted paid internship at RSI, which has been recognized as one of 100 top organizations selected for Computerworld’s 2016 Best Places to Work in IT. Food and drinks will be provided to all participants and prizes are awarded every hour throughout the day.“We’re really excited to develop a project that allows these college students to give back to the community in a manner that will actually make a difference,” said Margaux Kaynard, vice president of human resources. “In addition, it will not only help Dixie Adoptables, but it will also give the students the opportunity to showcase their talent in a fun and energized environment.”This year’s panel of judges include: Matt Roberts, president of Dixie Adoptables, Paige Briggs, RSI software development center director in Albuquerque, and Scott Monnig, vice president of professional services at RSI.For more information or to register for the event, visit RSI Mobile Hackathon.About Dixie Adoptables Dixie Adoptables is a 501c3 animal rescue/shelter in South Mississippi working hard to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome abandoned and unwanted pets in the community. For more information, visit www.dixieadoptables.org.

Rural Sourcing Earns Recognition as New Mexico Family-Friendly Workplace for Second Consecutive Year

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., March 20, 2017 – Rural Sourcing Inc. (RSI), the leading provider of US-based IT outsourcing services, has earned distinction for its workplace policies by Family Friendly New Mexico, a statewide project developed to recognize companies that have adopted policies that give New Mexico businesses an edge in recruiting and retaining the best employees.“Our colleagues are like our own family, so we strive to provide top-of-the-line benefits for them to create a well-balanced work/family lifestyle that ensures that not only is everyone taken care of but that the burden of care and well-being is lifted,” said Margaux Kaynard, vice president of human resources.“As we grow the state’s economy, we have the opportunity to be a national leader in offering New Mexicans workplaces that help companies attract and keep the best workers,” said Giovanna Rossi, head of Family Friendly New Mexico. “Implementing family-friendly policies can be a simple, concrete investment a company can make to ensure it can compete for highly qualified employees. Studies have shown that costs associated with creating family-friendly benefits are more than made up for in improved productivity, employee morale and employee retention.”The New Mexico Task Force on Work Life Balance has created an online business award called the New Mexico Family Friendly Business Award, to recognize and celebrate New Mexico businesses that have family friendly policies in place, including paid leave, health support, work schedules and economic support. The statewide task force was created by the New Mexico State Legislature in 2010. For more information, visit http://www.nmfamilyfriendlybusiness.com.

Rural Sourcing Inc. Announces New Location For Software Development Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas

JONESBORO, Ark., February 27, 2017 – Rural Sourcing Inc. (RSI), the leading provider of US-based IT outsourcing services, announced today a new office location in Jonesboro, AR.The new office, located at 411 Union Street, has been recently renovated following a fire in July 2015. Built in the early 1900’s, the building is in line with RSI’s vision of working within restored historical buildings to help revitalize and attract other businesses to the downtown area.“We’re excited about the restoration of the building and the opportunities it affords us to grow and invest in our Jonesboro location,” said Ingrid Miller, chief operating officer at Rural Sourcing Inc. “We look forward to customizing this space to create a fun, Googlesque environment that our colleagues are proud to share with our clients and community.”RSI was founded in Jonesboro in 2004 and is home to its first software development center. Over the course of several years, additional centers have opened in Augusta, Ga, Mobile, Ala, and most recently, Albuquerque, N.M.RSI’s mission is to be the onshore alternative for software development and support that might traditionally be sent offshore to countries such as India and China. By opening these technology hubs in low-cost of living, high-quality of life U.S. cities, RSI helps clients lower their total cost of ownership (TCO) for IT. Furthermore, by having development centers in the United States, RSI’s clients benefit from common language, cultural and business alignment, and time-zone compatibility.

Michael Reene, Senior Corporate Strategist, Joins Rural Sourcing Inc. Board of Directors

ATLANTA, February 7, 2017 – Rural Sourcing Inc. (RSI), the leading provider of US-based IT outsourcing services, announced today that Michael Reene has been appointed to its Board of Directors.Reene is a senior corporate strategist focused on business growth, market value growth and innovation. He recently served as a senior vice president within PRGX where he supported their turnaround initiative, and has served in senior advisory roles to CEO/Board levels for First Sports International, SunGard, Dasient, Avocent, and ChoicePoint. Reene started his career in technology at Accenture where he became a managing partner responsible for the Telecom and Media industry practice and then moved to IBM where he was global VP of IBM’s Telecom vertical.Reene has also played an active role within the community including founder and chairman of the Technology Association of Georgia, vice-chairman of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, a trustee at Georgia State University, visiting lecturer at Emory University, board roles at Boy Scouts, the Business and Technology Alliance, and the Georgia Center for Advanced Telecommunications Technologies.“Michael’s extensive experience in corporate development and strategic consulting will be extremely beneficial to the board as we continue on our growth trajectory,” said Monty Hamilton, chief executive office at Rural Sourcing Inc. “He is a natural fit on our board given his background and level of commitment to organizations and his community.”“This is an exciting time to join RSI given the current economic climate and the push towards bringing jobs back to America,” said Michael Reene. “Not only is Rural Sourcing creating jobs but more importantly they’re leveraging untapped talent in the cities where their development centers are located.”Reene holds an MBA degree from the University of Chicago and a BS in Computer Science Engineering from the University of Illinois.

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