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Crowdsourcing in China Will Revolutionize the IT Services Market

Published: 27 October 2015

ID: G00273342

Analyst(s): Ed Anderson, Susanne Matson, Tina T. Tang

Summary

Crowdsourcing is an emerging business model in China. However, few service providers are testing this business model by building a crowdsourcing platform. Business unit leaders with IT services providers must understand, learn and judge if and how to adapt this model in the future.

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  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Crowdsourcing is forecast to create about 80,000 to 100,000 job opportunities for new college graduates in China, providing business unit leaders of IT services providers with greater scalability and resources to maintain critical workforces
  • The disruptive emergence of crowdsourcing platforms will push business unit leaders at IT services providers to either ally or compete with platform owners
  • The crowdsourced development of open application software source code will increase utilization rates and help other IT services provider partners decrease operational and development costs

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