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Global IT Outage Rocks Reliance On Online Technology

The world is trying to get back to normal after the largest ever IT outage on Friday July 19 has severely tested IT incident management plans.

When to Consider a Specialist Curated Crowd Within Open Innovation

When to Consider a Specialist Curated Crowd Within Open Innovation

When seeking open innovation solutions for vexing problems, many large organizations and companies think they have a binary either/or choice. The perceived choice is to go down a broad crowdsourcing route with a wide range of non-expert potential problem-solvers, or...

Crowdsourcing in the Circular Economy

Crowdsourcing in the Circular Economy

Much of the work and focus in the circular economy is based around disrupting standard linear economy business models of “take-make-waste” to ones where higher proportions of resources can be recycled with minimal disposal. Through using waste as a resource to be...

Crowdsourcing Innovation and Prize Challenges for Sustainability

Crowdsourcing Innovation and Prize Challenges for Sustainability

Some fundamental obstacles prevent most big companies adopting methods or business models that are more sustainable. C Corporation company directors have their hands tied by a legal requirement to maximise shareholder value. Stock markets appear to believe shareholder...

How to Use Crowdsourcing in Advertising

How to Use Crowdsourcing in Advertising

Advertising is one of many business disciplines being disrupted by the ease of crowdsourcing input from a range of remote though specialist advisers and expert freelancers. This is largely, though not exclusively, in the areas of creative design and production. Ease...

How to Use Crowdsourcing in Financial Services

How to Use Crowdsourcing in Financial Services

The past 12 months of pandemic lockdowns and disruption to business through a mass of people working from home has posed a myriad of financial issues across all industries. Apart from internal financial struggles, companies might also be finding it difficult to gather...

10 Business Sectors Where Top Open Source Platforms Have an Impact

10 Business Sectors Where Top Open Source Platforms Have an Impact

The term ‘open source’ refers to much more than just being able to use free software. In a nutshell, Open Source Software (OSS) is crowdsourcing applied to software development. The term originated when early software developers collaborated to learn from and with...

How To Use Crowdsourcing in 5 Key Business Sectors

How To Use Crowdsourcing in 5 Key Business Sectors

Our ability to communicate with many minds on a mass scale has made it a lot easier to turn to large groups of people to provide us with solutions to challenging issues, to deliver innovative new ideas, or give their feedback on our own ones. Turning a question or a...