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1. Inquiry on Google search results... Initiated by Godfrey Ssali

Why does my computer always take me to a Yahoo page when i make a Google search?

Flowers

 

Frowns

 

Conclusion/ Remarks

Are you searching by going to www.google.com or by typing in the search bar at the right top of your browser? And if using the search bar, is google selected as the provider ? (click tiny icon at the left of search bar and choose a provider)

Check your browser's list of search providers.
Do you search from within the address bar?

2. 5 biggest mistakes on resumes Initiated by Kevin Choo

I've continued to see the same mistakes made again and again by candidates, any one of which can eliminate them from consideration for a job. These are Typos, Length, Formatting, Confidential information and Lies

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Frowns

Some job adverts also have typos.

 

 

Conclusion/ Remarks

They should be looking for passion, value alignment, and right fit.

 

First Impressions are important.

 

How then would one sort applications? Why do we have more typos today with all the writing aids and tools at hand ?

 

What is going to separate you from the hundreds even thousands of other people applying for the job that you want? In the tech world, those mistakes sounds like careless passwords, forgotten security patches, no following standards, doors left open for attacks.etc

3. High broadband access costs. Initiated by Glyn Turner

If these figures are true 31% of Uganda's GDP is required for broadband access.  This is staggering.

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Frowns

There was something in the local media about the ICT ministry promising to bring the costs down by 2020. That is six years down the road.

Conclusion/ Remarks

Most of the content we consume originates from servers in far away places. Thus, delivering it here is expensive.

 

Inadequate cross border connectivity in the EAC (and beyond) is a key barrier to bringing this content closer to home.

The UG MoICT is aware of this and is focused on making appropriate interventions in cooperation with other EAC member states.

Meanwhile private players (e.g. Liquid Telecom) are making some headway. Google's ProjectLink is also helping at a local level.

 

4. Success stories of the role of ICT in Agriculture Initiated by Richard Okuti

Writing  a literature review to understand various scenarios and would like information on any successful cases,

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Conclusion/ Remarks

Check out the CKW Project by WWW.GRAMEENFOUNDATION.ORG

 

Check out:

http://www.farmradio.org/wp-content/uploads/farmradio-ictreport2011.pdf

 

http://yenkasa-africa.amarc.org/en/node/282

 

 

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