I am more - Talent Survey [Infographic]

Posted by Yudina Poudel

Jan 15, 2016

At CloudFactory we believe that talent is equally distributed around the world, but opportunity is not. Our workforce is a constant source of inspiration. Each day we get to discover and celebrate the talent of our global workforce. We connect them to meaningful work for the digital age and empower them to use their talents to be leaders in their communities.

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Creating Value from Unstructured Data

Posted by Courtney Wilson

Jan 7, 2016

The value of data is defined only by what you’re able to do with it. When data is structured, meaning that it’s formatted in a consistent way with reliable ways to identify it, it can then be used in a variety of business processes. It’s value is derived from its usability.

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6 Tedious Tasks You Can Crowdsource

Posted by Courtney Wilson

Jan 4, 2016

Deep inside of many organizations lies digital work that is routine, repetitive and incredibly tedious...but also critically important. For some businesses, this work is core to their customer experience. Like a big tech company that relies on accurate data sets to fuel machine learning algorithms that create an insanely personal, relevant user experience, or a startup that relies on accurate and timely web data to keep their customers ahead of constantly changing trends.

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10 Tech Companies That Use Human Intelligence

Posted by Courtney Wilson

Dec 15, 2015

Some of the most well known and intelligent technology is powered by humans behind the scenes. It’s how machine learning algorithms become more accurate, documents are transcribed with off-the-charts accuracy, and images are tagged and moderated at scale.

Take for example technology like optical character recognition (OCR) software, used to transcribe invoices, receipts, and other important business documents. While incredible advances have been made, the software is easily thrown off by varying fonts and sizes, lines, colors, extra dots on the page and unclear printing, and generally can’t read handwriting.

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The Uberization of Work [SlideShare]

Posted by Courtney Wilson

Nov 12, 2015

The Uberization of Work...
and How Businesses Can Leverage it to Scale Faster and Smarter

Call it the "sharing economy", the "gig economy" or "workforce virtualization", the bottom line is that on-demand platforms and services are fundamentally changing the way the world works and how we interact with businesses of all shapes and sizes.

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DIY vs. DIFM - The Choice in Data Work

Posted by Courtney Wilson

Sep 16, 2015

Just about every business finds itself tasked with some form of routine, repetitive data work. As the amount of unstructured data rises exponentially, so does the need to manage and process that data in a way that creates value for businesses and customers alike. The size and complexity of these processes certainly varies. It might be as simple as transcribing audio from videos or as complex as processing thousands of daily inputs in near real-time. Regardless of the importance or complexity, this work simply needs to get done. One question remains...is this a DIY (Do it Yourself) or a DIFM (Do it For Me) process?

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3 Reasons Why You Should Outsource Tedious Data Work

Posted by Courtney Wilson

Sep 11, 2015

More data has been created in the last two years than all previous years of human history combined. Just take a second and think about that mind-blowing statistic!

This is data on spending habits, social interactions, device performance and much more. The vast majority of this information is collected by businesses and could be used to improve product offerings, leverage cost reductions, save time and help make better business decisions. Studies indicate that retailers who embrace big data can expect to outperform their competition by an incredible 60%.

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Surge Weekend: Innovating Our Impact Sourcing Model

Posted by Evan Kubicek

Aug 13, 2015

Each day we process over one million tasks for our clients through the talent of our individual workers. While the ecosystem that makes that possible requires a lot of teamwork, the work itself is based on the skill and speed of a each worker. Yet, our definition of success goes well beyond accurate, scalable, and fast data work and enters the world of personal development, as we strive to raise up leaders in the developing world. If there is one thing you can can count on at CloudFactory, it’s finding new ways to innovate. What doesn’t change is our commitment to developing leaders in one of the most challenging environments on earth...a team.

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Rising Above the Debris

Posted by Anuj M. Kachapati

Aug 6, 2015

Saturday, April 25th, 11:56 AM NST, things got very rough. A magnitude 7.8 earthquake ripped through Nepal. The nation went into a state of panic and hyper vigilance that day, and stayed there for many weeks. I was no exception. 11:57 AM: when the shaking finally stopped I stepped out fearing the worst for my neighborhood. To my surprise, the damage was limited -- a few collapsed walls lay scattered on the ground, but most of the houses were still intact. Voices of men, women, and children began flooding the streets. Startled bodies were everywhere...frantically trying to call their loved ones.

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Amazon Mechanical Turk Doubles & Quadruples Fees - What Does It Mean for your Business?

Posted by Courtney Wilson

Jun 26, 2015

Amazon recently announced that their Mechanical Turk (AMT) online work platform will be changing their commission structure for requesters. Fees will be doubled across the board from 10% to 20% of the total paid by requesters. For organizations needing a group of workers larger than 10, it will actually quadruple from 10% to 40%! According to Amazon these changes “would be intended to allow us to increase our investment in the marketplace and bring future innovation to Mechanical Turk that will benefit both Requesters and Workers.”

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