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Harnessing a Global Talent Pool Through Crowdsourcing as a Tech CEO

Published: 17 July 2019

ID: G00385393

Analyst(s): Helen Huntley


Cloud computing has brought an explosion of application resourcing options, including the ability to tap into a global IT talent pool through crowdsourcing. Tech CEOs can engage “the crowd” to tap into the benefits of this alternative resourcing model if they understand its inherent challenges.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • Crowdsourcing Is Not a New Concept, but Acceptance and Usage Have Been Slow for IT Delivery
  • Tapping Into the Collective Offers an Agile, Low-Cost Sourcing Option
  • Organizations Can Apply Crowdsourcing to Solve Development or Other Innovation Challenges


  • Use Crowdsourcing to Address Three Major IT Sourcing Challenges
  • Choose the Optimal Crowdsourcing Model to Fit Your Business Needs
  • Use Task-Based Crowdsourcing for Smaller Jobs
  • Mitigate the Potential Risks of Crowdsourcing

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