Dan Spector, Director of Enterprise Crowd Technology, LionbridgePrint This Page
Upon first encountering the cloud and cloud computing, many enterprises, analysts and experts thought that security issues, stemming from the transfer of data through an external server, would prevent it from growing into a scalable technology. Today, seven out of 10 companies are now using cloud computing, with over 80 percent of new enterprise apps being deployed on cloud platforms (according to CloudProvider USA).
Now that the cloud has become widely accepted, a new workforce model for enterprises has emerged. Enterprise Crowdsourcing allows qualified workers (ranging from stay-at-home moms, retirees and recent grads) to earn a supplemental or secondary income by completing tasks through the cloud. This workforce model has been progressing for the last decade as network connections become increasingly abundant, fast and reliable.
Organizations struggling to complete enterprise-level tasks with variable volumes, or requiring highly skilled and globally-based workers, are turning to this workforce at an increasing rate. For example, by tapping into a Managed Crowdsourcing model, global enterprises are able to rely on a cloud-based population of pre-screened and trained workers that get paid for completing tasks. A full service managed crowdsourcing provider will handle all worker and task management while providing customers with project control and tracking through a proprietary, cloud-based management platform.
This scalable cloud technology platform automates the project workflow. It segments tasks based on the required worker skillsets and separates information context to provide data security and maintain overall project confidentiality. Workers from all over the world perform work on a single cloud platform for maximum worker relevance and flexibility. Multiple quality control processes train workers, monitor performance, and ensure the return of completed projects with highly accurate results.
State governments, marketing organizations, mobile technology providers and big data managers/CIOs are just a few examples of departments that are currently leveraging this cloud-connected crowd to execute complex, enterprise-level projects. As companies expand their global reach, work is increasingly dependent on having geographical or linguistic expertise. A global crowd provider can provide access to workers all over the world. Powered by the cloud, businesses now have access to an on-demand, elastic and locally relevant workforce. The model is a win-win for qualified remote workers and businesses that are attempting to accomplish tasks while reducing workforce costs.
About Lionbridge Enterprise Crowdsourcing
Lionbridge Enterprise Crowdsourcing (ECS) is a $150 million practice of Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. Lionbridge’s ECS division is dedicated to leading the next generation of outsourcing by leveraging its secure, enterprise-scale crowdsourcing model to help enterprises increase productivity, maximize workforce elasticity and reduce workforce costs. Its proprietary cloud-based technology platform provides an innovative and secure solution to manage the transformative workflows to quickly drive high-quality task results. This platform, combined with Lionbridge ECS’s global crowd of more than 100,000 educated, pre-qualified professionals, provides a robust crowdsourcing solution that offers optimal results for any business project. For more information, please visit