Log In

 
Company : Arzoo.com 
Thursday, September 7, 2000 11:50AM IST (6:20AM GMT)
 
SABEER BHATIA, HOTMAIL CO-FOUNDER, UNVEILS ARZOO.COM
Company Mobilizes Knowledge On-Line, On-Demand
 
New Delhi, Delhi, India

Sabeer Bhatia, co-founder of Hotmail, the enormously successful free Internet e-mail service, today announced the launch of Arzoo.com, his latest venture.

Arzoo, which means "heart's desire", provides companies with web-based access to a global network of technology experts who offer real-time problem-solving assistance for engineering, IT and tech support applications.

Bhatia found inspiration for Arzoo in his own Silicon Valley ventures—past and present. Both organizations, he said, were typical in their insatiable appetites for skilled engineering professionals in exceedingly tight job markets.

"We are pleased to create the single most trusted resource for expert engineering talent for companies in need of technology-related solutions and support," said Bhatia. "Arzoo.com will provide companies with unprecedented access, reach and cost effectiveness."

With Arzoo, start-up and established companies alike have quick, convenient access to engineering professionals worldwide—without making a long-term investment. Corporate subscribers pay only a flat monthly rate to receive unlimited assistance from technology experts in the Arzoo network. These are select engineers and developers whose credentials are independently verified, and who have passed a customized testing module that confirms their expertise.

To receive technology solutions and support, subscribing companies simply post questions on the Arzoo website as the need arises. Experts with the appropriate skills and experience are invited to respond, and answers are delivered rapidly - sometimes instantly - by way of live chat with the selected expert. More intensive responses and supporting documents can be delivered to a private Arzoo account for convenient access. Arzoo pays premium fees to experts each time they answer a question successfully.

Clients are invited to review experts' work for accuracy, speed and overall quality of service – and the results are posted immediately in the form of ratings and feedback, said Rajiv Grover, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. Underlying these measures is Arzoo's commitment to being "not an Internet company, but a customer service company," Grover asserts.

Arzoo.com is powered by the proprietary Arzoo Surfboard, a free browser plug-in that provides clients and IT professionals worldwide with the ability to chat live anytime from anywhere on the web. A simple 200k download installed in less than a minute (with a typical 56K modem) provides a virtual high-tech safety net – or lifeline, if necessary, Bhatia said.

When Bhatia sold Hotmail to Microsoft in December 1997, he expected to stay for two or three years, but quickly got bored. "I couldn't make decisions the way I could when I was independently running Hotmail. I missed the excitement of living and working on the edge."

With his newest venture, Bhatia has recaptured the excitement of working on the edge while addressing some of the stress associated with it. "Somebody out there has the high-tech solutions rapidly growing companies need—the trick is finding that person, not tomorrow or next week, but right now.

"Arzoo.com opens the door for companies to tap the knowledge of expert tech consultants from around the world," he said.

 
Media Contact Details
Pushpa Nair, pushpa@business2media.com, +91-11-3326022
Pushpa Nair, pushpa@business2media.com, +91-11-3326022
 
 
Submit your press release
More News from Arzoo.com

21/09/2010 4:27PM

Arzoo.com Launches a "know it all" Website for Commonwealth Games Visitors in India

Arzoo.com, one of India's leading online travel portals is launching a dedicated website for the convenience of the tourists/visitors of commonwealth games in Delhi, which will sense them as a ready reckoner giving out ...

27/12/2000 4:54PM

SABEER BHATIA ANNOUNCES ARZOO 2.0

Sabeer Bhatia, president and CEO of Arzoo.com, today announced version 2.0 of the web-based IT consultancy, which provides its clients with access to a global network of experts who answer urgent technical questions and ...

Similar News

18/04/2018 10:54AM

FSS Launches Paynalytix-as-a-Service to Maximize Business Performance

FSS, a Payments and Fintech leader, announced the launch of Paynalytix-As-a-Service at Seamless Middle East, the region’s premier industry event in Dubai. FSS Paynalytix-As-a Service brings multi-source, multi-format ...

No Image

17/04/2018 1:10PM

Neuromorphic Computing Pioneer GrAI Matter Labs Raises $15M to Bring AI to Every Device on the Edge

GrAI Matter Labs, a pioneer of ultra-low power neuromorphic computing, announced it has closed its Series A financing round of $15 million. Inspired by the biology of the human brain, GrAI Matter Labs’ technology ...