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    An Assets-Backed Central Bank Digital Currency Framework for Solving Volatility
    (Kampala International University, 2022-10) Emmanuel, Junior Morris
    Although there have been a few digital currency frameworks developed such as bitcoin, cryptocurrency, or stablecoins; unfortunately, these frameworks are volatile, hence, rendering them unsuitable, unfitting, and inappropriate for the Liberian context. The main objective of this study is to develop a non-volatile assets-backed central bank digital currency framework for Liberia. Specifically; to examine existing digital currency frameworks, to establish the requirements for the proposed assets-backed central bank digital currency framework, to develop the proposed assets-backed central bank digital currency framework, and to validate the proposed assets-backed central bank digital currency framework. This research adopts the post-positivism paradigm, and utilizes design science methodology, with mixed methods and techniques to achieve this goal. Specifically; document analysis, case studies, and literature review were used to examine the existing digital currency frameworks, the Delphi experts method was opted to establish the requirements for the assets-backed central bank digital currency framework, design science to develop the assets-backed central bank digital currency framework, and the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) expert’s method to validate the framework. Statistical techniques were applied to the data to determine the statistics of the requirements for the proposed framework. From the validation results from the AHP experts, the study found that tangible and intangible assets such as gold, diamond, silver, real estate, cruel oil, bonds, patents, renewable energy, stocks, and confidential data are the remedy to volatility. In addition, the study establishes that all the other existing assets-backed digital currency frameworks are unregulated, non-governed, and do not include both tangible and intangible assets within the frameworks. The study likewise establishes that existing central bank digital currency frameworks do not integrate both tangible and intangible assets within the designs. In addition, the study establishes that the Delphi and the AHP experts' methods have not been applied in similar studies before. The study also concludes that using the design science research methodology can lead to faster framework development whose end goal will be an artifact that can solve real-world volatility problems in digital currency frameworks. The study recommends where possible; the Cash Telex assets-backed digital currency framework may include intangible assets and governance models within the existing framework, existing central bank digital currency frameworks owners may consult Delphi experts or other experts with vast frameworks requirements elicitation knowledge to re-examine the existing requirements contained in these frameworks which will remedy the gaps and flaws contained in the existing framework's requirements, existing assets-backed digital currency frameworks may adopt the design science methodology which will enable these existing frameworks to solve real-world digital currency framework volatility problems, and the existing central bank digital currency frameworks should incorporate AHP experts to re-examine the previous validation phases which will eliminate validation defects and gaps within these frameworks. This study contributes to theory, methodology, and practice. Its main contribution is the developed assets-backed central bank digital currency framework for Liberia, based on which many appropriate policies and applications may be developed. This study also contributes to the existing body of knowledge by including governance, tangible, and intangible assets within the developed assets-backed central bank digital currency framework to remedy the existing volatility associated with digital currency frameworks. It likewise contributes to methodology by being the first study that employs the design science research methodology, the Delphi expert’s method, and the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) expert’s method within a single research project.
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    Design and development of a data ware-house for school information system case study of heritage international school
    (Kampala International University, School of Computing and Information Technology, 2008-11) Ochen, Moses; Patrick
    Data warehousing and business intelligence are key enablers in the drive to harness management informatitin and improve decision-making. They underpin the recent wave of interest in data mining and customer relationship management, and create opportunities for performance improvements based on quantitative analysis at every level in an organization. Data warehousing is a relatively new field in information technology, and current research centers primarily on data warehousing in business environments. As new as the field is in these environments, only recently have educational institutions imgun to embark on data warehousing projects, and little research has been done regarding the special considerations and characteristics of School Information System and the complexity of analyzing such data. Educational institutions measure success very differently from business-oriented organi7ations and the analyses that are meaningful in such environments pose unique and intricate problems in data warehousing. Heritage International School maintains database comprising of a number of files of school data. This is international school that has. links to other international schools in the same category. There is need to design and develop school database that should accommodate past data as well as capture present data in order to build data warehouse. According to the school administrator, the present school Data Warehouse is not sufficient , well structured to handle data, it gives poor quality information, lacks consistency, and above all it is not easy to access. This research describes the process of developing a data warehouse for Heritage International School, focusing on issues specific to School Information system and the general objective of this study is to examine the factors in the development and design of a Data Warehouse for a school Information System. Interviews, questionnaires and observations will be used to collect the required information for the Data Warehouse.
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    Analysis, design and implementation of a web-based information system for Nina Interiors Ltd
    (Kampala International University, School of Computing and Information Technology (SCIT), 2009-09) Muriithi Wanjiru, Irene
    Nina Interiors is a leader in the furnishing industry which aims at developing the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). One of their major avenues where ICT is used is to share and disseminate information in their website about their products. Organizations that have put to use ICT tools are able to sell buy and market their services online which is enabled by their use of dynamic websites. However this is not the case with Nina Interiors. The existing website is static i.e. it focuses on showing permanent information, where the navigator is limited on the amoun0t of data he/she can access. The users cannot interact with this information without interacting with the visited web page; the users cannot place their order or buy their items on line, their suppliers have no contact on the way they can deliver requests online neither, can the users be able to support web applications, forums nor, make consultations on line. In view of the foregoing, this study was carried out with the aim of developing a frame work for a dynamic website for Nina interior. The main aim of this research was to investigate the current system and dissemination of information through ICT in Nina Interiors LTD, build capacities in ICT use and application, Design a dynamic website to improve on the interaction between customers and state of Nina interior. The researcher followed the principles exposed to the waterfall model a sequential software development model The researcher used system development life cycle (SDLC) to collect and analyze data. The finding of this research as presented emphasizes that Nina interior needs a dynamic website to help the buying and selling of their product on line locally and globally. The research provides a frame work on how the dynamic website will look like and how it will help Nina interiors to make transactions online speedy, accurate and meet their entire user needs. This was after examining the requirement of the current system and realized that its drawbacks outweigh the advantages. These therefore calling for alternative ways of solving the problems of the existing system and hence meeting the organization needs. This study therefore looked at a dynamic website as a way of meeting the current user's needs
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    An Integrated Secure Authentication Algorithm for Web Based System: A Case Study of Diamond Online Banking Application in Nigeria
    (Kampala International University(KIU), 2016) Santuraki, Muniru Aliyu
    Web based applications like Internet banking can be accessed worldwide by anyone via the Internet. An integrated secured authentication algorithm is a two factor authentication comprises of "something you know" i.e. passwords & username and "something you are" i.e. face scan biometrics. With the identity theft on the rise by fraudsters this study aimed at minimizing identity theft by imposters making sure the claimed identity is real on the web based or Intemet banking applications. The main objective of this study is to develop a two factor authentication algorithm and develop a prototype for evaluation and testing before implementations. We used indirect recursive algorithm and rapid prototype model as a method for writing the two factor authentication algorithm and prototype development in J avaScript. The algorithm was established with password trial limitation in other to minimize guessing and dictionary attacks and also the user must be present at the scene of verifications which was the outcome of our findings. In conclusions the two factor authentication algorithm had dealt with a number of issues associated with the existing single factor authentication on the Intemet banking and we recommended the adoption of two factor authentication in web based applications and facial recognition biometrics for password recovery. xi
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    Effect of fiber optic technology on the telecommunication sector development in Uganda:
    (Kampala International University, School of Computing and Information Technology, 2010-09) Kiggundu, Emmanuel
    The study was carried out in central Uganda on the effect of Fibre Optic Technology in the telecommunication sector of Uganda and the focus of the study was MTN Corporation as one of the Telecommunication Service Providers. The study used a lot of methods to make the whole research process effective. It employed both exploratory and descriptive research designs to draw explanations as to why Fibre Optic Technology was being adopted in Uganda. Data was collected from both primary and secondary sources to make the findings comprehensive and generalizable in drawing conclusions. The study population included the technical staff from the communication companies, the users of telecommunication services especially those in the department of ICT and computer studies in selected universities. Data was collected using questionnaires, interviews and documentary analysis. The sample was selected using purposive sampling and data was analyzed both qualitatively and quantitatively to present the data in statistical tables. The study found out that which was being opted in preference to other signal transmission technologies; it was facing a lot of challenges which included destruction of Fibres during construction, high installation costs, poor relief and the risk of theft. The challenges were being solved through digging deeper, installing fiber on high ways, demarcating fiber optic pathways and adopting Optic Fibre policies. The study recommended that the use of Fibre optic Technology has led to Efficiency, Effectiveness and Customer Satisfaction that has improved Telecommunication sector in Uganda.