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Public Alpha in November
What is 8KMiles?
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
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
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
Six universal needs to thrive “ Connected” to people “ Connected” to work
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