Monday, February 21, 2011

In The News: Loosely coupled crowd development


Enterprise Irregulars - Phil Wainewright

...Last week saw the launch of an initiative that perhaps models the shape of this impending disruptive change. Cloud integrator Appirio [disclosure: a recent client] announced CloudSpokes, which aims to bring a crowdsourced, community approach to enterprise cloud development tasks. The idea is very similar to what 99Designs does for web design projects: organizations post specifications for tasks they want done and a price they’re willing to pay, and any community member is free to do the work in the hope of being selected as the contest winner and walking off with the money...

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