Nokia is releasing 3D templates so that customers can print their own Lumia 820 smartphone shells, which are structurally part of the phones themselves. With customers fabricating their own shells, Nokia becomes an open source pioneer, creates possibilities in the industry for extending the life of hardware (by replacing individual parts), and reaps the rewards of their customers’ ideas. Imagine how this will benefit Nokia’s process of prototyping new products.

How can more organizations make use of open source systems to benefit users as well as enhance innovations from the company itself, all while increasing resource performance?