The first time I had of cloud computing was in 2012 while reading a one Ernest Bazanye’s article about Uganda in 2062. Of course I did not know a word and neither did I pick a leaf after a long tree-shaking on a full page of explanation. Don’t say I was raw, you could be among. That was then.
Recently, during the MTN Business Training at Sheraton Hotel Kampala, the MTN Cloud Computing Manager, Lawrence Mutekanga talked about the different services that they offer as a telecom company in terms of ‘Cloud’ like he kept referring to it. Certainly, like before, very few people understood the concept. Is it because we were from having a very heavy lunch? Unlike before, in his conclusion he asked those with interest of expanding the internet presence of their businesses to register for a forthcoming cloud computing training. For those already bitten by the bug of cloud-savviness, like me, we waited for not a second reminder and soon the training was due.
At 1412 hours with my colleague Ritah, we arrived at Nyonyi Gardens in Kololo where the training was to take place. First we were shocked when the lady at the reception said that the training had ended but thanks to Lawrence and Hashim, who had reserved us a second session.
Unlike the former, the latter was attended by only three of us in a spacious blue roller chaired, LED Screen air conditioned sound proof boardroom on the left of the entrance.
Despite a few internet hiccups at the beginning, our facilitators took us through the nitty-gritties of cloud. Cloud is a user problem solver to the thousand challenges that we face at our work places. Cloud computing helps you to keep track of your documents under one domain without having to rely on the hardware. A number of these activities include the customer relations system, the mozy pro backup system, and a customized email system among others. When you have cloud, it means you have reduced on the bureaucracy and made efficiency of work easier. This is what happens; the hustle of stocking hardware drivers of all size and height is controlled as you have to occupy your digital space under the tight security watch of MC Afee, a virus software. The link below will lead you to the rightful explanation of what MTN Cloud is all about
I was very thrilled by the ballot payment that allows one to make internal payments without necessarily having to queue for cash books and receipting of every document. The concept of cloud, we realized, has something that is needed at least by everyone given that even its internet is far cheaper.
As a company that has a bigger clientele, World of Inspiration is looking forward to adapting the Big Campaign of customer relations system, as we learnt that some of our clients lose out on our products.
The video and audio conferencing that come in handy with touch screen handsets and connectivity numbers of 032, are only an enviable product to look out for. This comes in addition with the Microsoft share point that allows one to have content sharing work mail. I loved cloud. It was such a sweeping workshop full of interaction one on one that it went past the intended 1700 hours. At least we had a chance to learn. We are looking for a point where we meet over coffee and we talk business as MTN Business warmly says. You need to check out on cloud.

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