- 26 Feb 2024
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The Teckedin Journey
- Updated on 26 Feb 2024
- 2 Minutes to read
How did Teckedin come to fruition?
Most of my experience over the last 30 years has been as a Value-added reseller (VAR) selling and supporting business process automation solutions.
I have worked with many vendors, partners, and IT departments.
The frustration that I experienced, and many others had, was with accessing information. Vendors had no trouble providing an information sheet on their product or solution. Still, they wanted personal information when you wanted something with some more meat in it, like a white paper.
When the automated email solutions came out, it really changed things. Once your email was captured somewhere, you received never-ending emails.
I used a couple of these solutions, and I could see the value and time savings they provided to those who offered solutions and services. I didn’t see much value for the recipients of all the emails.
I wanted to build a site where end users could access good content like white papers and reports without giving up their personal information. End users would log in to see the great content, and vendors could share it and have links to their sites.
I researched two-sided platforms. Although it was clear that two-sided platforms have a high failure rate, I invested in a custom application and had a two-sided platform built. We entered in hundreds of solutions and vendor data, attended tradeshows, and did videos, webinars, and seminars, but could not get a following.
This concept proved a mistake as the vendor community was reluctant to share their valuable content without personal information in return. And users had to create an account (another username and password to remember) to access the content.
I shifted gears and started over from scratch. Teckedin has been built as a public knowledge base using the Document360 platform.
We are not for everyone. Here is what we offer.
We curate and categorize business technology information from numerous sites every morning. We make sure that the content we put on our platform has a share button and a direct link back to the content. No company is paying us to put their news or articles on our site. We curate what is interesting and applicable to private and public entities.
We categorize all content so that you can get to a category of interest quickly. All of our lists are sortable.
We have no login or sign-up. When a visitor clicks on a link or an article to read, there are no requirements to provide personal information. They get the content. No questions asked.
We reach out to many technology experts we see posting on LinkedIn, Medium and other places. We are glad to put others' content on our site, enabling them to reach a larger audience.
Our site is structured as a self-service knowledge base. Visit us on your timeline and terms.
Our goal is to share content that will enlighten our readers, give them new perspectives, and keep them current in the ever-changing world of business technology.
How do we support our knowledge base?
Teckedin is self-funded. We have spent the last three years building our knowledge base and creating the value to justify asking for sponsors.
We now have sponsorships for many of our curations. If you want to increase visibility for your product or service and see the value of providing information without asking for personal information, here are some details on our viewership and sponsor opportunities.
Thank you for visiting our site. We hope you make it a regular habit. And if you want to contribute your expertise and content, let us know.
Any feedback or or suggestions on how we can make our knowledge base more valuable and useful to you is always welcomed.
Debby Kruzic, Founder
Contact us at email@example.com.