Introduction to 8KMiles

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  • 1.  
  • 2. An IIM-B incubated company Online Outsourcing. Collaborative Freelancing. Professional Networking.
  • 3.
    • Online outsourcing ecosystem
    • Integrated computing
    • Verified professionals and companies
    • Real-time collaboration
    • Professional Networking – build a trusted network of partners
    • 8KMiles ~ eBay + LinkedIn + more for IT and other knowledge services
    • Public Alpha in November
    What is 8KMiles?
  • 4. Who is it for? SME Benefits No CapEx Very low hiring costs Secure outsourcing platform Real time review and feedback Benefits Work from Anywhere Work/Life Balance Choice of projects Collaboration – build virtual cos. and cross-leverage skills Individuals Small Cos Individuals Small Cos Individuals Small Cos Individuals Small Cos Individuals Small Cos Individuals Benefits Business Development No Infrastructure investment Be a project manager and maintain a virtual team Access to high-value/long-term projects Small Cos Benefits Improved utilization rates – leverage remote contractors Reduced infrastructure costs Access to verified and qualified talent IT Services Cos Individuals Individuals Individuals Individuals Individuals Individuals Service Buyer Service Provider
  • 5. Register Features - overview Get Verified Individuals: Credentials Work Experience Businesses: Company Size Credentials Client References Professional Networking Blogs / Forums / Q&A Center / Contact Circle/Tribes Network Share, Learn & Offer / Receive Help Get Recognized / Rated by Peers Manage Profile Contracts Create & Manage Team (for Provider companies & Virtual Companies) Bids Projects Bid / Award / Win Fixed / Hourly Rate Projects Talk to & evaluate Providers / Buyers Award / Win Projects Negotiate Contracts Set up Milestones Execute / Pay / Get Paid Virtual Computing Environment Dashboard – status, messages, alerts Project Center – file repository, messaging, milestones and tasks Escrow, Invoicing & Payment 1 2 3 4 5
  • 6. Provider Projects Tech Skills: PHP, MySQL Level - Advanced Size, Scope and Execution limited by Individual Provider’s Skills Provider 1 Projects Tech Skills: PHP, MySQL Level - Advanced Size, Scope and Execution enhanced by group’s collective skills Provider 2 Tech Skills: UX Level: Advanced Provider 3 Tech Skills: Testing Level - Intermediate + + Virtual Company
    • Virtual Companies help
    • Increase visibility
    • Cross-leverage skills
    • Increase chances of winning higher value projects
    • Leading to:
    • Better work
    • Better rates
    • Consistent order pipeline
    • Skill development & progress
    • A Brand
    Virtual Companies - Overview
  • 7.
      • Network organizations
      • Avail best talent for each project and cut down the overhead
      • Craftspeople working in a creative network
      • Valley’s Microchip industry
      • Assemble, Disband and Reassemble at will
      • “Work is more fun than fun”
      • 1+1=11
    The Hollywood Model
  • 8.
      • Respect
      • Recognition
      • Belonging
      • Freedom
      • Personal growth
      • Meaning
      • 8KMiles addresses each of these needs
    Six universal needs to thrive “ Connected” to people “ Connected” to work
  • 9. Key Benefits Promote Green IT Service Buyers Reduce infrastructure investments, hiring costs and overheads Easily outsource to verified professionals Ensure security of Intellectual Property Just-in-time hiring Take industry certifications and increase marketability Work on relevant projects from anywhere, anytime Collaborate with other providers with common interests and expertise Work-Life balance and Work Freedom Service Providers
  • 10.
    • 8KMiles is
      • An online ecosystem of verified professionals and companies to enable cost effective and secure outsourcing of software and other knowledge services completely over the Internet
    • 8KMiles is an answer to issues
      • like work/life balance, long commute to work, access to outsourcing services at competitive price for SME’s, lower utilization rates in IT services companies and Green IT.
    • Padmanabhan Raghavan
    • 8KMiles Web Services, #25, NSRCEL, IIM-B
    • E-mail: paddy<at>8kmiles<dot>com
    • http://linkedin.com/in/paddyraghavan
    • www.8kmiles.com
    Summary