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    Improving efficiency and cost effectiveness in transactional processing systems in Uganda using a web based approach: Case Study — Nakana Coffee Factory Limited
    (Kampala International University, School of Engineering Science, 2008-10) Namugeye, Florence
    This research was set out to design a dynamic website for Nakana Coffee Factory to enable both staff and clients interact with information in an accurate and efficient form. The principles and steps exposed to information systems design were followed. The researcher used Object Oriented Analysis methodology, where design was found lacking, and principles espoused to structured system analysis were considered. Data collection was through interview and reading.The data collected were analyzed using UML for conceptual drawing and user interface requirements. System design was done in two phases, user interface design using macromedia Dreamweaver, and database design using MySQL database. The complete system runs or was tested with the help of Apache server and implemented.The prototype system running however could be improved using ORACLE in case thedatabase grows bigger
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    Use of computerized web-based information system for determining losses in traditional electrical network management; case study Goma distribution electrical network
    (Kampala International University(KIU), 2010) Gahinda, Bakunzi Joseph
    The purpose of this study was to implement an effective Computerized Web-Based Infonnation System (CWIS) that help electrical network losses computation in order to monitor the perfomiance of the electrical network over time, to guide managers in making decisions for corrective and preventive maintenance in the existing electrical distribution network where technical and nontechnical losses were not accurately known. The apparent power, real power, unbalanced power in phases, power drawn by thefts, lower load of transfonners, bad calibrated meters, transformers located out of load gravity center are highly influencing losses in the electrical distribution network. The study particularly sought to compute losses in electrical distribution network where the use of manual information system does not show the losses incurred at all the stages of the generation, transmission and distribution in Goma elect1ical network system. The study was conceived due to the fact that existing studies did not compute losses in all elements of an electtical distribution network using a Computerized Web-Based Information System involving real data from metering system. The study was conducted using quantitative design, data being collected from January to ~December 2008 by means of observation, document analysis, questiom1aires and interviews from 13 interviewees selected from the target population of 26 informants. The data were analyzed using Descriptive Statistics method and empirical losses computation paradigm. The results from losses computation using empirical paradigm and Descriptive Statistics method for analyzing data have been presented in form of tables, bar and pie charts, and percentage. The study has established that system loss (14%), 15kv- 6.6kv feeder losses (7%), and losses (3.7%) in fifty five transfonners were higher than the standard one. Goma electrical distribution network perfonnance (86%) computed by the CWIS was less than the assumed one (90%). The computed system lagging power factor (0.84) was less than the standard one (90%).The study has established that the higher percentage of SNEL Staff scored 70% expressing that they have prefotred the use of Compute1ized Web-Based Infonnation System to compute losses. The study has concluded that the Compute1ized Web-BasedInfom1ation System should be used as electrical distribution network tool to compute losses over the time in order to highlight the activities of corrective and preventive maintenance necessary to reduce technical and non-technical losses. The study has recommended method and techniques to be used in order to reduce losses in all elements of Goma electrical distribution network. Recommendations were also made to enhance CWIS security. The study has recommended that the Computerized Web-Based Infom1ation System should be integrated into the future SNEL Automatic Real Time System (ARTS), Supervisor Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), Consumer Information Service (CISE), and Geographical Infonnation System (GIS).
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    Design and Development of A Data Ware-House· For School Information System:
    (Kampala International University, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 2018-11) Ochen, Moses Patrick
    Data warehousing and business intelligence are key enablers in the drive to harness management information 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 le-vel in an organization. Data warehousing is a relatively new field in information technology, and current research centers primarily on data warehousing in business eri,-ironments. As new as the field is in these environments, only recently have educational institutions begun 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 organizations and the analyses that are meaningful in such environments pose unique and intricate problems in data warehousing. Herit.age 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. 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 Internacional 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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    Design and Implementation of a Computerized Digital Video Library Information System: A Case Study in Movie Land Entertainment Limited, Uganda
    (Kampala International University, masters degree of science in software system engineering, 2008-10) Feiswal Abdalla, Abdalla
    ie advances in the data capturing, storage, and communication technologies have ade vast amounts of video data available to consumer and enterprise applications. wever, interacting with multimedia data, and video in particular, requires more than )nnecting with data banks and delivering data via networks to customers’ homes or fices. Still there are limited tools and applications to describe, organize, and manage ~ieo data. The fundamental approach is to index video data and make it a structured edia. Manually generating video content description is time consuming—and thus ore costly—to the point that it’s almost impossible. Moreover, when available, it’s ibjective, inaccurate, and incomplete. ~iis research sought out to design a system for MovieLand Entertainment Limited to )mputerize~ the manual based system currently in place. The system would be able to fer automatic content-based indexing of videos in the company and will act as data pository for easing the renting process. ie research used Object Oriented methodology to conduct the research. Data llection was done through interview, observation and questionnaire, the data was ~ialyzed to come up with the required information to develop the system. The research 5ed PHP and Dreamweaver to design the interface and MySQL to design the 3tabase. The research came up with a full operational model rental system which can be implemented by Movie land Entertainment Limited for a computerized system. he researcher recommends that the system be implemented and the users of the (stem be trained so that they can operate efficiently and further upgrade of the system so that it can interact with clients and able to contain digital movies online.
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    Automation of microfinance savings and loan system case study: country side micro finance
    (Kampala International University, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 2008-10) Oroma, Josephat Oling
    Country Side Micro finance Ltd is one of the Institutions that have been facing problems. The problem faced by this institution is the paper work that is carried out in order to have the organization carry out its operations so as to maintain business processes going on. This has led to the organization to have a lot of delay in handling, disseminating and updating information regarding the monitoring, evaluation and analysis of information that was gathered about the institution and its clients from the daily activities and hence much time than necessary is lost in the slow manual process and bureaucratic procedures and methods. This is the reason the researcher saw it necessary to carry out the research and come out with recommendations at the end. During the research, the methodology that was used to carry out the study was not different from the usual method used in most researches and studies. These are the methods used to gather data from the population using the following methods like interview, questionnaires, cxisting documents and observation. When the data was collected, it was then analyzed so as to come up with the requirements for the system to be built to solve the existing problem. It was found out that, Country Side Micro finance does not have not computerized systems in place to handle their operations. It is therefore recommended that the institution fully adopt a computerized system so as to help organize their operations and monitor and evaluate the performance of the institution in order to keep track of the loan and savings systems.