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Building supplies and farm equipment retailer McCoy's provides its best contractor customers with customized Web pages where they can advertise services they offer, their qualifications, licensing, warranties, and pricing, as well as photographs of their work.
McCoy's retail customers can go to the network, plug in a ZIP code and see a list of participating McCoy's contractors in the ZIP code specified. They can view the customized page of each contractor and contact them about a project. What makes McCoy's Contractor Network intriguing is that contractors must be invited to join; it's not a "pay to play" program. Also, customers seeking a contractor don't fill out a form and wait for responses. They contact contractors directly.
5 Top Federal Initiatives For 2015As InformationWeek Government readers were busy firming up their fiscal year 2015 budgets, we asked them to rate more than 30 IT initiatives in terms of importance and current leadership focus. No surprise, among more than 30 options, security is No. 1. After that, things get less predictable.