Definition

cloudsourcing

Cloudsourcing is an arrangement in which a company pays a cloud provider to carry out services that could be provided in-house. Although cloudsourcing is similar to outsourcing, the cost for cloud services is usually based on a per-use utility model instead of an annual or monthly contract.

See also: outsourcing, rightsourcing, business process outsourcing (BPO)

This was last updated in June 2012
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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