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Product Enhancement Requests: How Technology Ideas Are Brought to Life

Posted by Camise McNichols on Jul 28, 2015 8:30:00 AM

“The value of an idea lies in the using of it.” –Thomas Edison

Ever wonder what happens to your enhancements once they are submitted to Intesource? Or how your idea grows from a mere seed into sequoia - or maybe just a normal sized pine tree, or cactus....

Technology is constantly being modified because of innovation and evolution to stay compatible with reliant or supportive technologies - all intertwined in this crazy large matrix of 1s and 0s.

Impact and reach are key variables that are considered when moving an enhancement request into development (bringing to life). To give you an example of the impact an idea/product enhancement can have, I’ll use iOS (Apple’s mobile operating system):

Soon after updating to a new release of the iPhone operating system (OS), the app store icon floods with update notifications (Amazon, Yelp, Facebook, Chrome, Instagram, Southwest Airlines, your mobile banking application, etc.). Which, if you are like me, must be handled immediately to clear said red alert notification from view. Point being – one update/enhancement impacts various other applications – which in turn released their own update – to ensure compatibility and provide the best user experience for the consumer. 

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Topics: e-Sourcing Best Practices, Product Enhancement, Enhancement Requests, Technology, Project Management