IT trends
Follow
Find
3 views | +0 today
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Nigel Prior
Scoop.it!

Need some help? The world is waiting

Need some help? The world is waiting | IT trends | Scoop.it
If you're not outsourcing AND crowdsourcing, you could be left behind.
Nigel Prior's insight:

a great article on outsourcing graphic design. I love (and am admittedly scared by) the story of a design competition where the winner was a barechested guy operating out of a dingy room somewhere in India with a young child at his feet.....says much for professional services upheaval, but also is a wonderful story for giving opportunity to smart people in developing countries.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Nigel Prior
Scoop.it!

Bookmarklet | Scoop.it

Bookmarklet | Scoop.it | IT trends | Scoop.it
Shine on the web
Nigel Prior's insight:

Allows you to quickly share information from any part of the web or create your own.

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Nigel Prior
Scoop.it!

99designs

99designs | IT trends | Scoop.it
The #1 marketplace for graphic design, including logo design, web design and other design contests.
Nigel Prior's insight:

So now we have the full gammut - local IT market has been challenged for 15 years with lower cost indian providers. But this website shows that all professional services (even graphic design) can be sourced from anywhere in the world. With low cost and increased competition.  As one customer exec said to me recently, he can use a low cost outfit to design a webpage and an app UI feel, then use another low cost outfit to build the app, and somebody else to write up the change management training packages. The challenge for end organisations is in bringing this together in sensible ways, and execute well.  

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Nigel Prior
Scoop.it!

Hire freelance Freelancers instantly | Elance

Access 2 million skilled freelancers from around the world. Find rated Freelancers, web developers, designers, writers, translators, marketing pros, virtual assistants and more.
Nigel Prior's insight:

Today's small organisation can act much bigger than it really is. Where does that leave a large organisation? How do we enable efficiency? How can we make sure our broader organsiation is aware of our capabilities, when they could easily go to somebody in Armenia or Africa? Rather than trying to beat these new tools with our own internal processes, can we use this infrastructure ourselves? For example, to source the right skills at the right price, or to market our capabilities to other organisations? Increasingly we need to bring people and ideas together in innovative ways, rather than trying to solve everything.    

more...
No comment yet.