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AML Case Study: New Way to Fight Fraud - 2 views

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    The IT system is the behavior-based software that uses artificial intelligence. the stakeholders are the bank implementing this software and the customers of the bank. The area of impact is business and employment, specifically banking. The issue with the use of this system is reliability. If this software is not reliable, then the customers at the bank are less protected from fraud. Also an issue that arises from the use of this system is security. The use of this system is to protect against fraud. However, if the computer becomes insecure, fraud would not be detected. 
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    This is a really interesting case. Although it's not robots that one can see that are being used, banks are using artificial intelligence to help them recognize patterns and catch fraudulent people. Small banks are the real stakeholders in this case, and they want to protect their customers and their finances. The automation of the fraud-catching has given the banks more time and makes it easier to handle all the paperwork necessary for a case.
Olivia M

In Japan, Machines for Work and Play Are Idle - 3 views

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    The stakeholders are customers, human workers, factories and big product companies. The social ethical issue is reliability. The scenario is robots used in business. The IT system is factory robots. The issue here is that due to lack of money, robots cannot be used in factories which will lower the amount of products made.
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    It is important to fully examine the issue of reliability in this context. When using artificial intelligence in the factory workplace, those installing the robots must be mindful of the possibility that the robot will not be reliable. Reliability, therefore must be tested extensively to make sure that it is fairly high.
Rubayeth M

Video boom threatens to gridlock the internet - 0 views

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    In this article the stakeholders are worried about the internet connectivity. Since many people are using it today as we speak they are watching videos, tv shows, listening to music from the Internet, and many others and would be known as stakeholders. The issue here is the reliability of the hardware. In the article it states that the copper wires that were initially put for calling which only required voice. Now it has increased with much more and in order for the internet connectivity to increase there needs to be more of a solution than fiber optic cables since it was not planted in to the ground before. The IT systems that requiring so much internet speeds are computers, mobile devices, computers within the doctors office, and many other. For tele medicine to continue there needs to sufficient or reliable internet connectivity. For instance, say a doctor wanted to help out another doctor in India. For the doctor in America it wouldn't take more than a couple of minutes. If the hospital did not have its own secure internet then it would have taken a long time since other internet connectors are using it to download and upload video,stream live music, and much more. The point here is that for one to have accessibility in the internet connectivity there needs to be globalization. Globalization will help increase and satisfy almost everyone's needs.
Karen M

Visa Introduces a Credit Card on a Phone - NYTimes.com - 1 views

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    In this article, RFID is being used in the business world. People are now able to purchase phones with the capability of making purchases by moving it over the terminal. RFID technology allows people to stop using credit cards, making the process of buying something even more convenient. The stakeholders are the credit card companies, the people using this new technology, and the stores with the terminals that read RFID. Credit card companies need to have a good security system to ensure their customers and users that their information will be kept safe on the RFID chip. The people who are switching to this new technology are risking their private information for convenience. The stores with these new RFID terminals are also risking their customers' private information because there is a possibility that their system could be hacked. The area of impact is Business and Employment. Businesses are switching to this new technology because it is convenient for them as well as their customers. The main issues that arise from using RFID are security and reliability. The RFID terminal needs to be reliable so that every customer is able to use the RFID chip on their phone to make purchases. The security issue is that a hacker may be able to get into the system to read customers' private information. It may also be possible for a hacker to carry around a portable terminal that would be able to store people's private information on it for future usage. The security system described in this article sounds like a good start, but more needs to be done to keep up with the technology that is growing along with it.
Rubayeth M

New Hospital Tagging System Should End Patient Mixups - 0 views

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    At the NHS in England, hospitals are using these new "IT programme" telling them to start labeling their patients. In 2006 approximately 25,000 patients were saying that they they weren't given the right treatment. These were cases due to the misreading of the patient's tags, papers and other identification papers.(These misreadings were due to the legibility of the handwriting.
    Then the idea of barcodes and RFID were introduced this February by the UK healthcare manager, Roger Lamb who is now using this NHS 10 digit patient ID number and RFID tags which will modernize the NHS hospital in England. RFID's will be upon their wristband which will contain all their personal records (there will also be a photograph if the patient is unable to speak). This can only be accessed by the doctors from his/her PDA.

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    3.1_hardware: RFID and 10 digit barcodes
    3.7_databases: that holds patient's records

    (Keep in mind this article was written in 2007.)
Rubayeth M

RIM's BlackPad tablet launch reported to be imminent - 2 views

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    "BlackBerry-maker ready to launch hotly-anticipated tablet device, sources tell the Wall Street Journal." About their new tablet device that is similar to Apple's iPad.
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    The requirements for ITGS are that it has Social and Ethical Significance and IT Systems. The Social and Ethical Significance that is included to this article are home and leisure and reliability because this product will be used by the people for the people. It is something that people will enjoy when used. This will create more ways to faster and easier way of keeping up with social networking, digital entertainment and many others. The reliability of this product will be compared to the iPad. For instance the 7in Blackberry is known as the BlackPad and is now a trademark by Blackberry. It weighs almost the same as an iPad and will be on AT&T or Verizon or only on AT&T and Verizon. The IT systems required for this product is a network provider which will be between AT&T and Verizon, wireless internet, internal memory, flash (is expected soon) and many others that are normal as regular phones and Apple's iPad. The stakeholder will be the people buying the BlackPad and the people learning how to adjust to this new generation of phones.
Madeline Brownstone

Turn Off GPS. Drive Toward Serendipity. - NYTimes.com - 1 views

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    "Last month in Germany, a 45-year-old Bavarian man followed the directions of his GPS device onto the wrong end of a highway off-ramp near the city of Osnabrück, in what the newspaper Die Welt called a case of "blind trust" in his gadget. "
Karen M

BBC NEWS | Technology | Software maps Rwandan health - 4 views

  • The biggest challenge is to collect enough information to make the databases reliable.
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      Social and Ethical Issue: The issues in this article are reliability and integrity. The information that is put into the database needs to be accurate and reliable for other doctors to access. It is important for the data to be reliable because doctors need to be able to know about the other cases of malaria as well as the resources they have.
  • The digital maps, called Geographic Information Systems (GIS), are designed to compile information from numerous databases and use it to both track and predict outbreaks of disease.
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      IT System: The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is the main IT system that is being discussed in this article. IT is large database compiled from information from smaller ones.
  • The system has allowed health workers in Rwanda track the number of malaria cases at each health facility.
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      Stakeholders: The people who are being affected are the doctors who access and add information into the database, as well as the patients who are being treated.
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  • A system of electronic mapping which allows many different types of data to be layered onto a single image is being used to improve healthcare across Rwanda.
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      Area of Impact: Health
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    A system of electronic mapping which allows many different types of data to be layered onto a single image is being used to improve healthcare across Rwanda.

    The digital maps, called Geographic Information Systems (GIS), are designed to compile information from numerous databases and use it to both track and predict outbreaks of disease.
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    A system of electronic mapping which allows many different types of data to be layered onto a single image is being used to improve healthcare across Rwanda.

    The digital maps, called Geographic Information Systems (GIS), are designed to compile information from numerous databases and use it to both track and predict outbreaks of disease.
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    A system of electronic mapping has been developed that allows different types of data to be layered onto a single image. It is being used to improve the health care in Rwanda. These digital maps are called Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The database is compiled of information from different doctors working on cases of malaria. This brings up the issues of reliability and integrity. The information in the database needs to be reliable enough for the doctors to use in treating patients with malaria. It affects both doctors and patients, but the patients are being affected the most because they are the ones being treated. If the information is inaccurate, the patients may be placed in dangerous situations.
Madeline Brownstone

Healthcare Industry Turns to DeviceAnywhere to Bring their Products and Services to the... - 0 views

  • Quality of service can't be left to chance for any healthcare provider developing mobile applications.  However, this is especially true when the health insurance company is part of the largest single health carrier in the United States, providing health care services to more than 25 million consumers with a network of approximately 590,000 physicians and care professionals nationwide. For an organization of this size, they often select technology partners such as DeviceAnywhere, who share their company's commitment to excellence and innovation.
  • Not surprisingly, security and reliability resonate as two of the top priorities for Sensei Inc. as well.  As a provider of innovative mobile and Web-based solutions that prompt consumers at point-of-decision moments to make healthier eating, medical and lifestyle choices, Sensei relies on DeviceAnywhere to ensure that their consumers receive their personalized nutrition and health counseling on a consistent and confidential basis. After all, when customers count on Sensei mobile programs for critical reminders to take their medications or make on-the-spot decisions related to healthy eating choices, there is no room for error in downtime or compatibility issues between users' devices and networks.
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    Not a legit news source, actually a puff piece for Deviceanywhere. However, it points to issues around mobile phone use in health services.
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