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Microsoft Digital Divide Solutions

Posted by sharakarasic on Oct 14, 2008

I spoke with Ian Puttergill of Microsoft Digital Divide Solutions. They are working on taking the power of web and data capabilities and extending that to mobiles. He demonstrated an SMS hookup to Excel based on SMS Toolkit that can be used for data collection and analysis in rural areas. In Kampala, Uganda they consulted with midwives to design a system that would find out what equipment, training, and medication local populations needed. They are currently still working on that system and its feasability - it's not yet in the field.