|By Business Wire||
|October 29, 2012 06:02 AM EDT||
IT security expert Avira today announced its new Experts Market online platform which enables consumers to find computer geeks/experts to help them handle both the trivial and challenging problems that arise with their laptops or desktop computers. Avira has identified within its over 100 million user population a 1:10 ratio of experts versus novice users. Now Avira offers a platform for those consumers who need help and the experts who are interested in offering their help commercially to others. Experts Market is accessible 24/7 and open to any computer user (Mac OSx, Windows, or other), whether they are an Avira customer or not. If you find yourself in a bind and need help quick, this is the place to go.
For consumers, Experts Market is a much quicker solution than unplugging everything and running to the local computer store, alleviating the time users are without their device. For the experts, it’s an opportunity to realize a new revenue stream from customers who are located around the globe, and need help fixing something that is wrong on their machine. Avira has already signed up thousands of experts around the globe so they are ready to help consumers right away.
“Experts Market leverages Avira’s community, reducing the amount of time and money spent on servicing computers and generating revenue for those who can help,” explained Travis Witteveen, COO of Avira. “With a huge selection of experts from a variety of backgrounds and a wide-range of expertise, the Experts Market offers real-time solutions to computer users around the globe. If you have a computer problem at 2 a.m., there is an expert somewhere around the world that can help you.”
Pick the Right Expert
Avira’s Experts Market lets consumers receive immediate help from an IT specialist. Consumers just have to type in keywords that best describe their problem in a search bar to find a list of IT specialists with matching criteria: language, location, operating system, expertise, ratings, availability, etc. Wherever you are, in whichever time zone you may be and whatever your software problem, you will find that reliable and affordable solutions are available immediately. To find out more information about Avira’s Experts Market, please visit the website: http://market.avira.com/en/welcome.
Avira wants its customers to ‘live free’ from spyware, phishing, viruses and other internet-based threats. The company was founded 25 years ago on Tjark Auerbach's promise to "make software that does good things for my friends and family." More than 100 million consumers and small businesses now depend upon Avira’s security expertise and award-winning antivirus software, making the company the number-two market share leader globally. Avira provides IT-security protection to computers, smartphones, servers and networks, delivered as both software and cloud-based services.
In addition to protecting the online world, Avira's CEO promotes well-being in the offline world through the Auerbach Foundation, which supports charitable and social projects. The philosophy of the foundation is to help people to help themselves.