Cloudsourcing is becoming increasingly attractive in an environment where cost pressures are high and capital is low. Smaller businesses are even more likely to rely on cloudsourcing, but they may not have the skills to orchestrate cloud services efficiently. As a result, a new breed of service brokers is emerging
Santa Clara, CA (Vocus) July 7, 2009 –
The simplification and model of collaboration that the Cloud offers to the outsourcing industry not only offers huge cost savings, but also greater opportunities. With the launch of 8KMiles’ new Service Broker program, seasoned IT and business development professionals can now connect and profit from their existing network of outsourcing partnerships and contacts.
Launched earlier this year at Web 2.0 Expo, 8KMiles is an online ecosystem of verified professionals and companies that enables outsourcing of software and other knowledge services over the internet. Through 8KMiles’ Virtual Computing Environment (VCE), companies and professionals are able to connect and conduct their outsourcing projects in the cloud or “cloudsource” through on-demand access to enterprise scalable infrastructure and a rich pool of highly-skilled professionals, with no required cap-ex, while having complete control and visibility.
“Cloudsourcing is becoming increasingly attractive in an environment where cost pressures are high and capital is low. Smaller businesses are even more likely to rely on cloudsourcing, but they may not have the skills to orchestrate cloud services efficiently. As a result, a new breed of service brokers is emerging,” said Dr. Suresh V. Chari, CEO of 8KMiles. “We are launching the Service Broker program to reach this new breed of highly skilled professionals and incentivize them to join and help rapidly expand our online outsourcing ecosystem of buyers and service providers.”
As part of the 8KMiles Service Broker Program, IT professionals with a particular skill set or business development role are invited to join 8KMiles. Once registered as Service Brokers, registrants are encouraged to invite companies and contacts from their vetted networks to join the 8KMiles ecosystem. Through the 8KVCE, Service Brokers are then able to create their own Virtual Company by connecting with professionals with a specific domain knowledge or skill set to offer services as a specialist project team, enabling them to work on more complex high-value projects.
After successful on boarding, these companies become the Service Broker’s ‘Accounts’, and the projects posted by these companies become the Service Broker’s ‘Opportunities’. 8KMiles provides intuitive dashboards for the Service Broker to effectively manage the accounts and the pipeline, arming them with all the tools and communication mechanisms required to ensure a successful project. Service Brokers can earn attractive compensation by negotiating rates with their providers and also reselling the virtual computing environments offered through 8KMiles.
“With 8KMiles’ virtual computing environment and virtual company concept, sales professionals can effectively sell value-added services to a variety of companies, offering on-demand access to a complete listing of tools needed to quickly set up and run a global IT office in the cloud,” added Prabhu Karunakaran, EVP of 8KMiles.
8KMiles is an online ecosystem of verified professionals and companies that enables outsourcing of software and other knowledge services completely over the internet. The 8KMiles ecosystem provides the people, hardware, software and tools required for outsourcing on-demand effectively enabling a no cap-ex model of "Software Development-as-a-Service" and other knowledge services. 8KMiles' platform facilitates successful execution of projects in a secure environment with complete visibility and control for companies in addition to providing opportunities for business development and information technology professionals to offer services to companies. 8KMiles is privately held with offices in USA and India.
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