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Chapter 3:

by Brad P
India is one of the largest under developed countries in the world today. With underdevelopment and lack of technology come many hardships for the large population of India. One of the biggest problems they have is in their health care system. In many rural and urban areas the hospitals are way under financed due to government neglect as well as systematically ran inefficiently due to lack of technology and resources. This problem largely stems from many Indians not being registered in the government and therefore not having any form of identification. This causes problems for over crowded hospitals because they have no way of tracking and monitoring its patience effectively.
Bill Gates, CEO of Microsoft, proposed the idea of solving their health care issues with the simple use of inexpensive technology. Many attempts have been done in a way by the Indian government, but all have been unsuccessful due to lack of widespread literacy and unreliable resources. Gates proposes the idea of the National ID project where he wants to set a system that will document each Indian citizen and put it into a program, which will give people ID cards. The hope is to help hospitals and citizens easily identify each other more quickly as well as reach out to the lesser-developed areas.
Another way in which Gates wants to improve the quality of life in India is to bring text messaging to Farmers. This might seem like a far-fetched idea, but Gates is adamant about it. He feels that if farmers are able to communicate via text messaging, they can easily and quickly find out prices of their goods in other areas and therefore have a better idea when negotiating with middlemen.
The article moves on to say that the problems within India run a lot deeper than this. It is a result of many decades of corruption and governmental neglect. Also it is not a problem that can be fixed with the use of technology, but many say it is a step in the right direction. There has been no negative thought about this plan by the Indian government because they think it would be an innovative way to solve many of their countries issues. This goes to show that technology has the ability to improve the quality of life not only in developed areas but underdeveloped areas as well. We can see that IT is a dynamic sector and with pioneers such as Gates this world can become a smaller and more efficiently ran society. read more...

Chapter 4 Blog: Information Security and Microsoft’s efforts

by Brad P
Chapter 4 Blog: Information Security and Microsoft’s efforts
Microsoft’s Security Essentials Hits Back at Hackers
Security of personal information through the Internet has been a problem ever since the Internet was invented. These systems that are built to be flawless and safe always turn out to have one or two ways in which they can be breeched. Companies such as Microsoft are working diligently in order to try and protect its users personal information from hackers. As the article explains, no matter how flawless and tight of an operation and code you put together, there is always a new loophole that becomes the problem of complete security.
Microsoft is now taking steps in creating new Antivirus and firewall software, which is free, to protect its users from unethical internet hackers. In years past, Microsoft has been selling these kinds of software for computers, but has realized that people just simply don’t want to pay for such products. Therefore in order to combat this problem and find a secure way for people to effectively use the Internet, Microsoft is now giving free samples of this product away.
Although Microsoft and many other companies are working diligently to find and create programs that will one day be flawless, there is still the room for hackers no matter how good their products are. One day Microsoft hopes to have it all figured out so that all users on the Internet can have peace of mind without the worry of getting their personal information stolen by hackers. read more...

Chapter 2 blog: Wipro on the cutting edge of Information Systems

by Brad P
Chapter 2 blog: Wipro on the cutting edge of Information Systems
I found an interesting article on business wire about a company that dominates the business outsourcing technology. Wipro limited is an Indian conglomerate of many dynamics that deal with offering companies programs and services to improve their overall success. These programs and services range from application development, enterprise systems implementation, networking, systems integration, and technology consulting services. Wipro is the world leader in offshore business process outsourcing services due to its diversity and innovation of information systems for today’s businesses.
Many businesses us companies such as Wipro in order to keep up with the demands of information processing as well as their overall efficiency within. They are able to use their research and development team to work hand in hand with companies, such as insurance firms, in order create and use their technologies in the most effective and efficient way. An example of their services is in the insurance claims business. Insurance companies are always searching for newer and more efficient ways to decrease costs and speed up time of claims so that they can remain competitive and lower premiums of customers. Wipro has worked with many different insurance providers such as IBU Insurance AIG, Farmers etc. in order to create a system that best fits their needs.
Wipro is on the cutting edge for the use of information systems in today’s business world. Computers run everything these days therefore Wipro has a huge advantage for success in the future. They are a company that is constantly evolving as well as looking for new innovative ways to use their abilities and expand them to as many sectors as possible. Overall they are helping many struggling companies with their glitches and flaws in order to run a more efficient and productive process, which in turn creates revenue and success. read more...

Chapter 1 Blog: Technology to Reform India

by Brad P
Chapter 1 Blog: Technology to Reform India
India is one of the largest under developed countries in the world today. With underdevelopment and lack of technology come many hardships for the large population of India. One of the biggest problems they have is in their health care system. In many rural and urban areas the hospitals are way under financed due to government neglect as well as systematically ran inefficiently due to lack of technology and resources. This problem largely stems from many Indians not being registered in the government and therefore not having any form of identification. This causes problems for over crowded hospitals because they have no way of tracking and monitoring its patience effectively.
Bill Gates, CEO of Microsoft, proposed the idea of solving their health care issues with the simple use of inexpensive technology. Many attempts have been done in a way by the Indian government, but all have been unsuccessful due to lack of widespread literacy and unreliable resources. Gates proposes the idea of the National ID project where he wants to set a system that will document each Indian citizen and put it into a program, which will give people ID cards. The hope is to help hospitals and citizens easily identify each other more quickly as well as reach out to the lesser-developed areas.
Another way in which Gates wants to improve the quality of life in India is to bring text messaging to Farmers. This might seem like a far-fetched idea, but Gates is adamant about it. He feels that if farmers are able to communicate via text messaging, they can easily and quickly find out prices of their goods in other areas and therefore have a better idea when negotiating with middlemen.
The article moves on to say that the problems within India run a lot deeper than this. It is a result of many decades of corruption and governmental neglect. Also it is not a problem that can be fixed with the use of technology, but many say it is a step in the right direction. There has been no negative thought about this plan by the Indian government because they think it would be an innovative way to solve many of their countries issues. This goes to show that technology has the ability to improve the quality of life not only in developed areas but underdeveloped areas as well. We can see that IT is a dynamic sector and with pioneers such as Gates this world can become a smaller and more efficiently ran society. read more...