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AADHAR - India's gateway to effective governance

The article reiterates the importance of the "AADHAR" initiative to succeed for the country to achieve effective governance with a huge social impact.  

The Internet Archive - “One Millionaire’s Quest to Build the Biggest Library on Earth”


The creation and maintenance of the Internet Archive and its associated collections are among the most ambitious projects that have been undertaken involving the preservation of information in the Internet age. They are also prime examples of core Organizing System concepts put into practice.

Organizing big data for boosting retail business

With the unprecedented rise in the amount of internet data, and the subsequent rise of the online shopping industry, it is not unnatural that there has been a concerted effort towards the organization of data available over the internet. The success of a retail business depends largely on how well it presents itself to its customers. Presentation of data comprises a bunch of things ranging from easier user-navigation to useful user-information.

Taking the guesswork out of political polling - FiveThirtyEight.com and a refreshing way to follow elections

With the U.S. election day just two months away, news organizations, blogs, and social networks are abuzz with a constant state of attentiveness to the latest developments in the high-profile races for political power.

Network Medicine

Network Medicine is a network based approach to decode complex diseases.  

recovers.org: "Design space" thinking in a disaster management tool

Immediately following a natural disaster, government representatives and Red Cross volunteers arrive on the scene en-masse. They bring not only supplies, shelters and expertise, but also information systems that facilitate disaster recovery. But when they disappear 3-5 days later, communities are left with no long-term systems to aid disaster recovery.

A Simplified Diagnosis Tool to help Reduce Cattle Fatalities

This article is inline with the Japanese Farm story we discussed in class this week, but without the use of GPS, cloud computing, sensors and other sophisticated technology employed on the Shinpuku Seika farm. The end goal is however similar, to the extent that technology is being leveraged to compensate for a lack of resources (trained, qualified people). 

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