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Global IT Outage Rocks Reliance On Online Technology

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. It was almost with a sigh of relief that it was not as a result of malevolent behaviour, though the problems caused by a faulty update upload does mean that cybercrime...

How to Improve User Experience in eCommerce through Crowdtesting

How to Improve User Experience in eCommerce through Crowdtesting

There are many ways to enhance eCommerce UX (user experience), and this blog will outline twelve of them. However, whilst companies understand the benefits of improving their eCommerce sites only too well, some may lack a grasp of how to best go about achieving...

10 Indispensable Open Innovation Platforms for Global Corporations

10 Indispensable Open Innovation Platforms for Global Corporations

Welcome to an update in July 2024 of what proved to be a popular article looking at some great open innovation platforms. Innovation is crucial to survive in today’s disruptive and fast moving industrial and commercial landscape. Back in 2017 it was predicted that...

How LEGO Used Crowdsourcing to Achieve 21st Century Success

How LEGO Used Crowdsourcing to Achieve 21st Century Success

Top Google search results for “crowdsourcing success stories” will include several blogs that feature the building bricks toy maker LEGO. However, it has not always been the successful company it is today. Not so long ago the company was in deep trouble. It had lost...

Crowdfunding the Cost of Julian Assange’s Astonishing Flight Home

Crowdfunding the Cost of Julian Assange’s Astonishing Flight Home

Australian journalist and founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, is at last a free man. But at what cost? Seven years of living in a converted office in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, UK, and more than five years spent in the high security Belmarsh Prison in south...

How to Prepare for the Future of Connected Work

How to Prepare for the Future of Connected Work

The phrase "connected work" refers to a work environment or system where employees, tools, processes, and technologies are seamlessly integrated to enhance collaboration, communication, and efficiency. It involves creating a networked workplace where various elements...

Crowdsourcing Professional Quality Creative and Media Work

Crowdsourcing Professional Quality Creative and Media Work

Crowdsourcing professional quality creative work through specialist platforms has become a popular way for major brands and organisations to tap into a global pool of creative talent. These platforms allow brand marketers to outsource their creative needs - such as...

The Power of AI and Crowdsourcing for Patents and IP Processes

The Power of AI and Crowdsourcing for Patents and IP Processes

Harnessing the power of artificial intelligence (AI) and crowdsourcing in the context of patents and intellectual property (IP) offers innovative approaches to streamline IP management and IP research processes, enhance accuracy, and democratise IP management,...

How Eyewear Brands are Giving Back to Communities in Need

How Eyewear Brands are Giving Back to Communities in Need

Involving customers in charitable initiatives is a powerful way for brands to build a personal connection and foster a sense of community. As we discussed in a previous article, crowdsourcing in this manner also humanizes a brand, demonstrating a company's commitment...

5 Ways Crowdsourcing Improves ChatGPT’s Reliability

5 Ways Crowdsourcing Improves ChatGPT’s Reliability

Crowdsourcing has become a pivotal strategy in the development and enhancement of artificial intelligence, particularly for models like ChatGPT. By leveraging the collective intelligence and diverse expertise of a vast pool of crowdsourced contributors, ChatGPT...

How to Automate a Crowdfunding Project

How to Automate a Crowdfunding Project

Before looking into ways that creating a successful crowdfunding project can be automated, it is probably best to identify what the key elements of a crowdfunding project are. Traditionally, financing a business, project or venture involved asking a few people for...

Top Platforms for Crowdsourcing Cybersecurity

Top Platforms for Crowdsourcing Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity breaches are a growing concern for businesses worldwide. Whether they result from malevolent external attacks, malicious and disgruntled employees, or employees falling for scams, the financial impacts and other reputational damage can be significant....

Top Real Estate Crowdfunding Platforms in North America

Top Real Estate Crowdfunding Platforms in North America

Real estate crowdfunding offers a chance for retail investors to be involved in the property market without the hefty upfront costs of buying a whole building, and then without the requirement to maintain any part of a building. Real estate investments can be made...

How to Best Use Crowdsourcing in Retail and E-commerce

How to Best Use Crowdsourcing in Retail and E-commerce

Crowdsourcing can be a powerful tool for retail and e-commerce businesses to leverage the collective intelligence and creativity of their customers, plus the broader online community. Few brands have exploited its benefits to the degree of the LEGO toy company. It...

5 Top European Equity Crowdfunding Platforms

5 Top European Equity Crowdfunding Platforms

Equity crowdfunding is an alternative business finance model that began in the UK with the platforms Crowdcube and Seedrs (rebranded in July 2024 as Republic Europe). Economies were reeling after the 2007-9 global financial crash, and banks had much less inclination...

Revolutionizing Enterprise SaaS: The Power of Crowdsourcing

Revolutionizing Enterprise SaaS: The Power of Crowdsourcing

In the ever-evolving landscape of Enterprise SaaS, innovation is the key driver of success. One approach that has gained significant traction is the integration of crowdsourcing, the dynamic method that taps into the collective intelligence of a diverse group of...

AI + HI Technology in Practice: Volatile Real-world Applications

AI + HI Technology in Practice: Volatile Real-world Applications

In January 2024 we were excited to announce this year's theme “The Age of HI + AI” which will see the fusion of human intelligence with machine capabilities, propelling us into new frontiers of collective intelligence. This Crowdsourcing Week blog takes a look at...

Pros and Cons of Emerging Blockchain in Equity Crowdfunding

Pros and Cons of Emerging Blockchain in Equity Crowdfunding

The term Web3 refers to the next generation of the internet, where applications are built on top of blockchain networks and smart contracts. Greater introduction of blockchain technology in the Web3 equity crowdfunding model has the potential to make a significant...