8KMiles' Thrivabil-IT Challenge Offers Start-ups and SMBs the Chance to Win Free IT for a Year

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Thrivabil-IT Challenge to give away over $15,000 in cloud-based IT software, hardware and services.

To help weather the economic storm, 8KMiles, a leading provider of on-demand workforce and cloud computing infrastructure, is launching the Thrivabil-IT Challenge to encourage start-ups and SMBs to test their luck and enter for the chance to win over $15,000 of 8KMiles’ tools and services including:

·    Over 10,000 hours of access to cloud-based IT software, hardware and services
·    Ready to use development environments
·    Unlimited job postings
·    Free 6-way video conferencing for a year
·    IT consulting and support
·    Access to over 1,000s of highly-skilled contractors
·    National exposure

Commenting on the competition, Prabhu Karunakaran, EVP of 8KMiles said: “We know times are particularly tough for SMBs and start-ups, however it doesn’t have to be. There are new alternatives that still enable businesses to thrive even in a down market. We have launched the Thrivabil-IT Challenge to encourage SMBs and start-ups to consider these alternatives and realize the significant savings made possible through a virtual workforce and cloud-based IT infrastructure.”

The 8KMiles Thrivabil-IT Challenge is open to any U.S. based start-up or SMB and will run from September 09 until midnight PST on October 16, 2009, with the winner announced around October 20, 2009. Participants can enter by simply visiting Thrivabil-IT and completing a brief registration process.

Once registered, all participants will have a chance to create their own virtual company online and take advantage of 8KMiles comprehensive toolkit of cloud-based services, collaboration tools and unlimited job postings.

“With recent advances in cloud computing, companies can now circumvent the risk and heavy capital investment historically required to starting and running a business today. 8KMiles brings an entirely new dimension to operating lean. Companies can simply log-in, set up their profile, search and select skilled staff for their projects and then lease virtual company infrastructure, cloud-based software and ready to use development environments, based on an hourly pay-as-you-go subscription, with no upfront costs,” added Karunakaran.

For more information please visit 8KMiles and follow us on Twitter at: Twitter/8KMiles

About 8KMiles:
8KMiles is an online community 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.

8KMiles Media Contacts:
Jaime Tero/Jill Tsugawa
(415) 989-9803

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