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[Research] Big Data Drives Boom For Microwork and Impact Sourcing

A recent study released by development consulting firm Banyan Global sheds light on Microwork and Impact Sourcing highlighting the different sides of the industry by looking at what clients want out of service providers and how to ensure that workers are being offered steady work with future opportunity. Microwork is a series of small tasks [...]

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Meet the Data Experts: In Conversation

Last week, we introduced four of iMerit Metiabruz's data experts. This week, we delve deeper in to their stories, and get a glimpse of iMerit from their eyes. How did you first become interested in iMerit? Rukhsar: I would always notice how happy my cousin was after a shift working at iMerit, so I thought to [...]

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Meet the Data Experts

  iMerit’s Metiabruz center has no shortage of drive n and talented young women redefining the role of women in their community, and blazing a trail as iMerit's resident data experts. Four of these women take part in the Advanced Leadership Communication Training, led by Senior Communications Trainer Anita Chakrabarti. These four women – clockwise [...]

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USA Today: “Kolkata is India’s untold tech story, and most challenging”

As it grows at a rapid clip, India has been drawing global attention from tech companies large and small. In years past, eyes have been focused on Bangalore or Hyderabad; businesses have established outposts in Delhi or Mumbai. What of Kolkata? This piece by USA Today journalist Jon Swartz highlights the unique opportunities and challenges [...]

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Analyzing Sentiment in Metiabruz: What Training Looks Like

Get a behind-the-scenes views from John Simpson, iMerit's 2015-16 AIF Clinton Fellow. I catch the 42B bus from Lake Gardens to Metiabruz in the morning, feeling every bump in the road as the bus bounces along. People jump on, people jump off, and all the while the ticket collector is snapping his wad of tickets [...]

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How IT Skills Bridge Two Unlikely Worlds

"iMerit delivers not just human-powered computing, but human-empowered computing. " - Radha Basu, iMerit CEO iMerit has multiple centers around Kolkata, but perhaps the most unique is our Metiabruz center. Though all of our work is committed to training and employing women and youth, our Metiabruz center is entirely dedicated to the employment of women. [...]

  • women-metiabruz

Women in Tech: The Next Generation

The drive from central Kolkata to Metiabruz, a neighborhood on the outskirts of Kolkata, should be rather quick. Instead, traffic snarls along the busy roads leading through docks along the Hoogly River. Trucks hauling shipping containers jam the roads, with men hauling goods on carts jostling for space in a mismatched battle for right [...]

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Unleashing the Power of ICTs

The effects the Internet and information and communication technologies (ICTs) have had and can continue to have on the world are undoubtedly huge. A decade ago, a diverse group of stakeholders came together at the UN Conference, “World Summit on the Information Society” (WSIS) to discuss just how Internet and ICTs could change our world. [...]

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ITU and UN Women Confer Gender Equalization Accolade on iMerit

Busan, South Korea, 28 October 2014 – The United Nations International Telecommunication Union and UN Women today presented the Gender Equality Mainstreaming - Technology (GEM-TECH) Award to iMerit Technology Services at its 19th Plenipotentiary Conference. The award was conferred by the ITU Secretary General-Elect, Houlin Zhao, before 2500 attendees assembled at its quadrennial conference in [...]

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