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Tech group drags non-profits into IT Age

Opendream's successes include launch of 'medical Google'.

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The advent of information technology (IT), particularly the internet, has brought millions of companies online, each vying to capitalise on and empower themselves through the new medium. 

While the capital-rich private sector has been adept at harnessing the benefits of IT, non-profit and civil society groups have been left behind in this race.

"One of the biggest hindrances to the success of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) or civil society groups is their lack of access to the communication channels made possible by IT," said Patipat Susumpow, a 31-year-old computer science graduate and the founder of Opendream Co.

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