Appirio Helps Brivo Labs Use Crowdsourcing to Bring the Internet of Things to Life

Appirio Helps Brivo Labs Use Crowdsourcing to Bring the Internet of Things to 
Outpacing but Not Outspending Its Competition, Brivo Labs Worked With
Topcoder to Create Four Applications in Six Months 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/04/14 --  Appirio today
announced that Brivo Labs, an Internet of Things company leading the
way in the emerging social access management market, is utilizing
topcoder's 600,000+ member development and design crowdsourcing
community to accelerate the creation of innovative applications --
allowing people to interact with the physical world using their
social identity.  
The Internet of Things industry is growing at a rapid pace, however
many companies in the emerging space have not actually had products
go to market yet. Working with the topcoder community, Brivo Labs is
outpacing its competition by way of crowdsourcing, spending a
fraction of the cost of hiring developers internally. In six months,
the crowdsourcing model has enabled the company to successfully
launch four products, using five different skill areas --
mobile/device integration, Web APIs, JavaScript, Salesforce and
single sign on (SSO) -- that connect virtual communities with
physical spaces and devices. 
"The strategic innovation of the topcoder community enabled us to go
hard and go fast out-of-the-gate, executing our vision to simplify
and enhance everyday experiences on a modest budget. The quality of
work was top notch and everything that was promised was delivered, if
not exceeded," said Lee Odess, general manager of Brivo Labs. "As we
look to expand our business, the crowdsourcing model will allow us to
scale quickly and produce more applications that ultimately improve
our customers' quality of life." 
Prior to its work with topcoder, Brivo Labs explored several
traditional development models like outsourcing and hiring in-house
developers. The decision to work with topcoder was a simple one --
the crowd not only made it possible for Brivo Labs to create products
like a OKDoor, a Google Glass integration application, quickly and
efficiently, but do so with a 40 percent cost savings compared to
alternative options. 
"Through its innovative applications, Brivo Labs is changing the way
people interact with the world around them, and the company has only
just begun to make its mark in the Internet of Things arena," said
Narinder Singh, president of topcoder and co-founder of Appirio. "The
topcoder community has proven to be a successful way for Brivo Labs
to set itself apart from the competition and we're proud that it is
part of the company's growth strategy." 
In January Brivo Labs received the Appirio Cloud Pioneer Award -- an
award that recognizes and highlights the top thought leaders and
influencers among Appirio's customers. Later this month, Appirio will
be co-presenting with Brivo Labs at the Open Innovation Summit in
Baltimore, MD, on the topic of crowdsourcing to accelerate digital
About Appirio
 Appirio is a global cloud consultancy that helps
customers achieve results in weeks, not years by harnessing the power
of the world's top talent. Appirio's 600,000 member topcoder
community and crowdsourcing platform, combined with the company's
business and technical expertise, have helped 700+ enterprises
confidently use technology to increase innovation and transform
business. Founded in 2006, Appirio is a trusted partner to companies
such as Apria, Coca-Cola, eBay, Facebook, Japan Post Network,
L'Oreal, NetApp, The Four Seasons and Virgin America. 
About Brivo Labs
 Brivo Labs is a business unit of Brivo Systems LLC
and leverages their core services. Brivo Systems LLC is a SaaS-based
company that has been connecting hundreds of thousands of remote
devices to millions of users for over 10 years. A wholly owned
subsidiary of The Duchossois Group, headquartered in Elmhurst,
Illinois, which owns AMX, The Chamberlain Group and Milestone AV
Technologies. Duchossois also holds strategic interests in Churchill
Downs, Inc., and a number of other diversified businesses. 
Daniella Vallurupalli
Senior Manager, Global Public Relations
(650) 483-4463 
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