Even such units as NASA Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute have techniques and practices to empower knowledge of widely spread scientist all over the world as well as support their remote work and collaboration.
Expanding your software development involves risks and financial costs. So, beyond the “how to do it”, it’s important to know “when to do it” - knowing this accurately will enable you to be more confident about the necessity of such an expansion and what it means to you.
The involvement of business in education isn’t anything new. It has been tracked back to the early 1900s when the business model was adopted for restructuration of schools (1). This involvement and influence have continued to grow along with the increasing demand for highly educated specialists.