How Scaling Helps Companies and Economies

Posted by John Snowden

Wed, Apr 9, 2014

“Outsourcing” is sometimes considered a bad word. Nobody wants to lose a job. Fair enough. But in terms of business processes, “scaling” should always be a good word. Every business wants to scale and grow. And when a business scales, it has more product output to sell and more revenue to earn. The more it sells and earns, the more it hires. The more it hires, the more the local and domestic economies can also flourish.

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Our Social Impact DNA

Posted by Evan Kubicek

Wed, Apr 2, 2014

I’ve personally never seen meteorites slam into the surface of the moon with a force that drastically changes its topography. Yet without a telescope I can gaze into the night sky to see the resulting landscape of large and small impacts on the moon’s surface. Like observing changes to the moon’s surface, at CloudFactory we are observing changes in those we work with and in the communities around us. When impact occurs it is undeniable.

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The future of work is bright when we work together

Posted by Mark Sears

Thu, Mar 27, 2014

We humans have a gift for productivity. Ever since our clever ancestor sharpened a stone axe, we’ve used creativity and tools to do more. Along the way, we built homes, businesses, civilizations. Productivity has even brought dramatic reductions in poverty in recent years. Used well, human productivity transforms the world.

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Training Hybrid Human-Machine Classifiers

Posted by CloudFactory

Tue, Feb 25, 2014

This post is written by Genevieve Patterson. She is a PhD student in 'Computer Vision' at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. This post originally appeared on Genevieve’s CS blog and has been republished with permission.

The core of computer vision is concentrated on learning how to automatically recognise things that humans are already awesome at recognising (dogs, cats, sail boats, handwriting, etc.). Humans can recognise these things in approximately 0.3 seconds -- you can recognize a Jack Russell before you can even think the words ‘super cute dog'. Humans are great computers.

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Google Loon + CloudFactory = Global Impact

Posted by CloudFactory

Mon, Jan 13, 2014

Google recently piloted in New Zealand an experimental technology that, when scaled, could provide the opportunity for Internet access for anyone in the world. By connecting a network of solar-powered balloons floating in the literal stratosphere to homes on the ground, individuals in hard-to-connect places can access the Internet. From a marketing and PR standpoint, it’s a win for a company like Google to set themselves up as helping people around the world by connecting them to the Internet.

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Capitalize on Culture

Posted by CloudFactory

Fri, Nov 29, 2013

As CloudFactory expands operations into Kenya I was reminded of the concept of DNA and how it plays such an important role in the formation of life. The challenge of transferring DNA is that outside the species you lose the ability to create. Napoleon Dynamite was a fan of Ligers for their skills and magic. Fortunately we need not worry about the world being overrun with Ligers thanks to the DNA transfer problem. Even if DNA were transferred easily, it takes a lion and a tiger to tango and they are not on the same continents. Tigers dig Asia and Lions roll in Africa.

In some odd way or another this is the challenge that we are excited to undertake. How can we transfer the DNA of CloudFactory, an award winning impact sourcing company, from Asia to Africa. CloudFactory was born and raised in Nepal.

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CloudFactory Honored for Leadership in Impact Sourcing

Posted by CloudFactory

Wed, Oct 30, 2013

Global Sourcing Council Award Recognizes Data Services BPO for Commitment to Socially Responsible Sourcing Practices in Nepal

NEW YORK, N.Y. (October 29, 2013) – CloudFactory, a data services BPO provider and impact sourcing leader, was presented with a 3S Award from the Global Sourcing Council for the positive impact that the company has made on the lives of thousands of skilled workers in Nepal. In a country where unemployment has consistently exceeded 40%, CloudFactory hired, trained and connected more than three thousand hard-working and educated Nepalese to meaningful data-oriented jobs that deliver value to hundreds of organizations around the globe.

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Doing What's Needed

Posted by CloudFactory

Thu, Sep 26, 2013

Doing what needs to get done rarely leads to immediate reward. Ask any mother on this planet about this idea you will get a variety of responses. They might range from penetrating stares that say, “you have NO idea what I do for my kids”. You might get an emotional outburst of crying, laughing generally followed by a string of stories that would make a young bachelor blush. Commonly you will find a simple and humble acknowledgement that important things are rarely acknowledged and their fruit is seen in the future not the present.

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Revolt by Innovating

Posted by CloudFactory

Tue, Sep 17, 2013

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

World Players

Being a significant player on the global stage is no longer simply an idea for places like Nepal. Nationals all over the world (including Nepal) are taking the initiative and not waiting around for the next NGO/Non-profit/government handout. They are rising up and in the spirit of unity and peace they seek to make their world a better place.

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Establishing Market Value for Workers in Developing Nations

Posted by CloudFactory

Tue, Sep 10, 2013

CloudFactory is working to connect a million persons in developing nations to basic computer work, while raising them up as leaders to address poverty in their own communities. This is our mission statement. At the heart of what we do is our social mission. We’ve never hidden it and we love to talk about it.

In order to accomplish our mission, we have to establish a marketplace value to potential customers by setting up viable and helpful business processes. Therefore, we are a for-profit business that is married to an imperative of providing value to our customers.  We pitch ourselves to potential customers by saying we can help them scale by improving their business processes. As it stands now, we don’t pitch ourselves to potential customers as “help us help people.”
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