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Dgroup Weekly Roundup 15th-21st July 2013 PDF Print E-mail

1. Receive PayPal money into equity bank account; use Airtel Money to buy Air France tickets Initiated by Aaron Kirunda

Flowers

Equity Bank liberalized their Visa card, and will next roll that out here in Uganda. It may take a few months to have this operational here.

Frowns

Great news but it appears like paypal has not noticed yet: https://www.paypal.com/worldwide

Paypal withdraw only works in Kenya and not Uganda.

Conclusion/ Remarks

What is equity Uganda saying about this development?

2. Need help on profiling locations on Google Initiated by Hon. Edward Baliddawa

Flowers

Use this link: https://www.google.com/business/placesforbusiness/

to log in and get your place visible

Frowns

Conclusion/ Remarks

3. Help with a Microsoft SQL server CD Initiated by Daniel Ninsiima

Working on something that requires SQL to run, installing it on Windows XP. 32 bit machine

Flowers

For 2012 version call  0705236395

Frowns

Conclusion/ Remarks

Consider SQL server 2005 (XP-32bit) doesn't support 2012

4. Agric webiste or farmer's resource... Initiated by Godfrey Ssali

Where to access farmer's website & information resource pool on agricultural crops, their correct spacing and growth duration.

Flowers

www.apf-uganda.ning.com

African portal on Agriculture

www.erails.net

Dial *178# if you had an MTN line. Free USSD service.

Frowns

Conclusion/ Remarks

5. Software for a Micro finance(Loan and Accounting systems Initiated by Robert Mugerwa

Flowers

Microsoft Visual Studio or open source ones like Netbeans and Eclipse.

Frowns

Conclusion/ Remarks

http://www.monitor.co.ug/Business/Prosper/-/688616/1273636/-/b62b2t/-/index.html

Try MIFOS & MIFOSX here http://mifos.org/

6. New Mobile App Set to Spur Tourism Initiated by Pamela Kiria

A new tourism mobile application that aims to attract more tourists to Uganda has been introduced.

Flowers

http://www.i-network.or.ug/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=575:new-mobile-app-set-to-spur-tourism&catid=154:spot-light

Frowns

Conclusion/ Remarks

7. Software for a SACCO

Software for the efficient management of a Savings And Credit Cooperation (SACCOs)?

Flowers

Peter Kyakulaga on 0772420314.

Future Link Technologies 
http://www.savingsplus.info/

Frowns

Conclusion/ Remarks

Check with Micro finance Institution / AMFIU

Loan Performer www.loanperformer.com

8. Is MTN cheating the ignorant intentionally? Initiated by Abdu Semakula

While renewing for star times I somehow selected Zuku TV and cannot get my money back.

Flowers

Document necessary information in a note book to avoid such mistakes in future. Go to the dispute centre and not customer care for such issues .

Frowns

Some months back there was a faulty process in  the  Orange prepaid internet data bundle purchase ,  I complained to UCC and they took up the matter with Orange.

Conclusion/ Remarks

Money must be in a suspense account somewhere.

Email the MTN people on this list

9. 3D modelling Initiated by Richard Mubiru

Any body with a 3d modeling application?

Flowers

Blender is free (blender.org) there are also lots of youtube tutorials on how to use it.

Sketchup (www.sketchup.com) and Autodesk Maya (which is more advanced) from the makers of AutoCAD (www.autodesk.com/products/autodesk-maya/overview)

http://www.elitedigital.co.ke/cad

Frowns

Conclusion/ Remarks

10. What is pod casting? Anyone ever used it? Initiated by Phillipa Kemigisha

Flowers

It is the recording of audio files and making them available either on the internet or any other transmission media for users to access. Podbean gives access to server space to upload podcasts, connect with millions of podcasters as well invite people to listen to your podcasts

Frowns

Conclusion/ Remarks

People can subscribe to one’s podcast (i.e the recordings) and a new episode automatically gets downloaded onto their ipod, iphone or any other device that is updating via itunes.

Podcasts can be hosted on ones website.

11. Unable to reach interface. Initiated by Emmanuel Sekyewa

Unable to reach the interface on the router connecting to one of the networks. A ping to this interface returns reply from A.B.C.D TTL expired in transit A.B.C.D is a public IP address on the router connecting to this remote network. Firewall software: ISA 2006.

Flowers

Frowns

Conclusion/ Remarks

Gave up on MS as a firewall and its short lived replacement TMG (Threat Management Gateway)

12. Ugandans to check for IDs via SMS Initiated by Margaret Sevume

Ugandans who registered in 2010 during the biometric exercise can check status of their IDs using SMS

Flowers

Frowns

Sent inquiry yesterday, was informed that response to be sent, nothing forthcoming as yet.

Conclusion/ Remarks

SMS Platform to be ready Monday 22 July 2012!

13. What is the difference between broadband and satellite broadband as stated on TruIT website? Initiated by Khisa

Isn’t every telecom in this country is using satellite broadband?

Flowers

Frowns

Conclusion/ Remarks

The term broadband refers to the wide bandwidth characteristics of a

transmission medium and its ability to transport multiple signals and

traffic types simultaneously. The medium can be coax, optical fiber,

twisted pair or wireless...ie broad can be transferred by fibre or

satellite hence satellite broadband.

 

DISCLAIMER

The views, opinions and assumptions expressed in this document are those of the dgroup members and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of I-Network.

 

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