With social media transforming business, it’s interesting to see how different companies apply social strategies. There are many notable examples of companies who have risen on the strength of crowdsourcing. There are even sites, such as Kickstarter, devoted entirely to raising money for projects. But crowdsourcing doesn't just refer to money. Saavy companies use their customer base, fans and followers as a massive focus group to help them design and improve products, to better understand the market, and to help improve their processes.Have you tried crowdsourcing to improve your processes? If not, what would it take for you to try this?
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The federal government advertises its requirements through a very heavily regulated Request for Proposal (RFP) Process. Each requirement over the simplified acquisition threshold in advertised for small business or large businesses to bid on. Each Request for Proposal has specific sections to which each bidder must read carefully and respond to. After submitting RFP responses, the government must go through a strict proposal evaluation process. many companies have a difficult time bidding on government RFPs. What are some of your concerns?
I understand this is more down the road I'm curious to get everyone's opinion on what new cloud services will be available in the future (say 2015). Some cloud services may not be around anymore due to budget constraints, economy, etc but there will be others that will continue to dominate the market. What's your opinion on the future of cloud?