ICT Beats ICT Beats ICT Beats 5 ICT Beats https://intranet.umn.org.np/sv/web/ictbeats/home/-/blogs/ict-beats-5 2011-02-15T11:26:18Z 2011-02-15T11:25:20Z <p>&nbsp;</p> <center> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td height="10">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center"> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" width="612" style="border: 3px solid rgb(85, 85, 85);"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="http://www.umn.org.np/ictbeats/5/images/header.jpg" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" style="padding: 8px;"> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding-bottom: 8px;"> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left" width="383" valign="top"> <div style="padding: 0px 0px 8px;"> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"><img alt="" src="http://www.umn.org.np/ictbeats/5/images/toon.jpg" /></td> <td align="left" valign="top" style="padding: 0px 8px;"> <div><img alt="" src="http://www.umn.org.np/ictbeats/5/images/announcement.jpg" /></div> <div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 8pt; font-family: tahoma; padding: 2px 0px 0px; line-height: 15.8px;"><b>New Zimbra Users</b><br /> 1. Astrid Smith<br /> 2. Avinaya Shah<br /> 3. Bimala Shrestha<br /> 4. David McConkey<br /> 5. Keshav Duwadi<br /> 6. Kiran Ojha<br /> 7. Martin Butterworth<br /> 8. Sudhir Malla<hr size="1" color="#cccccc" /> <b>Kaspersky Internet Security available @ 400 + VAT<br /> at Service Desk</b></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <div><img alt="" src="http://www.umn.org.np/ictbeats/5/images/ictupdates.jpg" /></div> <div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 8pt; font-family: tahoma; padding: 3px 8px 0px 0px; text-align: justify; line-height: 12px;">OpenOffice training for Mugu cluster has been completed. With this training, we have finished final OpenOffice training for UMN. New staff at UMN will now onwards receive support materials like video and other tutorials in place of OpenOffice training. <br /> <br /> Planning and budgeting for the year 2010-11 has been completed. We are planning to replace old assembled computer systems at Thapathali with new thin client devices. This will reduce capital and operational cost and contribute to environment-friendliness. <br /> <br /> We will be sending support CD/DVDs to clusters regularly (every month) via mail or other medium. The CD/DVD media will contain updates and new versions of anti-virus, OpenOffice and other software necessary for the clusters.</div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"><img alt="" src="http://www.umn.org.np/ictbeats/5/images/climatechange.jpg" /></div> <div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 8pt; font-family: tahoma; padding: 3px 8px 0px 0px; text-align: justify; line-height: 12px;"><b>ICT : victims, villains or heroes of climate change?</b><br /> <br /> <b>Victims</b> <ul> <li>ICT activities affected by increasing number of severe weather events caused by Climate Change: especially network infrastructure</li> </ul> <b>Villains</b> <ul> <li>Producing Green House Gas emissions which add to global warming<br /> Energy is used for ICT activities.</li> <li>To power telecom networks, servers, routers</li> <li>To heat and cool buildings</li> <li>As petrol and diesel for generators for power backup</li> </ul> <b>Heroes</b> <ul> <li>ICT to reduce climate change in other industrial and domestic sectors<br /> Reducing travel, through providing services such as:</li> <li>Tele-and video-conferences</li> <li>Teleworking/telecommuting</li> <li>Internet services such as e-commerce, e-government and distance learning</li> <li>Coming up with new ways, as yet undreamed of, to help other sectors minimise climate change emissions</li> </ul> <b>Some of the things we are doing (as heroes)</b> <ul> <li>Reducing our own carbon footprint : by using Virtualisation at Server level, Low power consuming netbooks and thin clients at the End User level</li> <li>Influencing clients (other teams at UMN) and suppliers to reduce their footprints : by providing tools like energy &amp; carbon calculator [ICT Beats February &amp; March issues]</li> <li>Exploring the possibility of using web-conferencing and other alternatives for meetings that require participants to travel extensively to reach the meeting venue</li> <li>Enabling teams to save paper by communicating through email and sharing information through digital files</li> </ul> </div> </td> <td valign="top"> <div><img alt="" src="http://www.umn.org.np/ictbeats/5/images/editorial.jpg" /></div> <div style="background-color: rgb(128, 128, 128); padding: 6px 8px; color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-size: 8pt; font-family: tahoma; text-align: justify; line-height: 18.5px;">Change is the only permanent thing I feel between all the real time variables. Attempt to resist change is worthless as change is bound to keep happening. <br /> <br /> Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has high linkage with change. It is in itself a vehicle for change. <br /> <br /> Being in the transitional phase, a lot of changes are for sure in our country. The political system that has changed from the scenario of civil war to the peace making phase is somehow influenced by ICT. The digital media in the form of e-newsletters, web pages, television channels has been, and will continue to be, one of the major factors behind the political transformation. <br /> <br /> ICT has narrowed physical distances round the globe and developed the culture of global village, where everyone is connected with each other. This has brought about cultural transformations, and these changes are now way of life. <br /> <br /> Change brings improvement. It is the only way we can move on from the current situation to a better situation. Accepting change with positivity leads us to the prosperity of livelihood. <br /> <br /> Change being unavoidable, we must build a capability within to cope with change. We must accept change with positivity, and, where possible, bring about changes that influence lives in the positive. It is always better to light a candle than to curse darkness. <br /> <br /> There is always a hope for the betterment of life in every human cell. Let not this ray of hope die within us. Let our hunger for change and positivity remain.</div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="padding: 0px 0px 8px;"> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left" width="298" valign="top"> <div><img alt="" src="http://www.umn.org.np/ictbeats/5/images/tipstricks.jpg" /></div> <div style="font-size: 8pt; font-family: tahoma; padding: 5px 8px 5px 0px; line-height: 18px;"><b>Mozilla Firefox - Tabbed Browsing</b><br /> From our December issue, you know that you can press <b>Ctrl + W</b> to close an open tab. But what if you did not really want to close that tab, and you want it back open? Just press <b>Ctrl + Shift + T</b>.<br /> <br /> <hr size="1" color="#cccccc" /> <br /> <b>Print Screen</b><br /> Do you need to take a snapshot of your screen? Is there an error message that you want to capture and forward to the Service Desk? Simply press the <b>Print Screen</b> key in your keyboard. Now, open your word processor (OpenOffice Writer) or Image Editor (Paint), and press <b>Ctrl+V</b> or go to <b>Edit</b> &raquo; <b>Paste</b>. Now, you can save this document or image file and use it as needed. Please note that the Print Screen key may have <b>PrtSc</b> or <b>Prnt Scrn</b> or some similar text written on it instead of <b>Print Screen</b>.</div> </td> <td width="298" valign="top" style="padding-left: 6px; border-left: 2px solid rgb(166, 187, 46);"> <div><img alt="" src="http://www.umn.org.np/ictbeats/5/images/ictquiz.jpg" /></div> <div style="font-size: 8pt; font-family: tahoma; padding: 5px 0px; line-height: 13px;"><b>1. What is used to open new tab in Mozilla Firefox?</b><br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;A. Ctrl + W<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;B. Alt + F4<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;C. Ctrl + T<br /> <br /> <b>2. A ___________ is a document that provides a preformatted layout for text and graphics.</b><br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;A. Wizard<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;B. Template<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;C. Letter<br /> <br /> <b>3. Which of the following is valid website of UMN?</b><br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;A. www.umn.org<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;B. www.umn.org.np<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;C. www.umn.com.np<br /> <br /> To win attractive prizes, send us your correct answers at <b>ictbeats@umn.org.np</b><br /> <div align="right" style="padding: 5px 0px;">Correct answers of last issue: 1. B&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;2. C&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;3. A</div> <div style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(253, 233, 157); padding: 4px; border: 1px solid rgb(251, 217, 89); text-align: justify; font-size: 8pt;">Thank-you to Sudipta Dutta, Menaka Pachhai, Devika Karki, Bijaya Shrestha &amp; Rajanee Nyachhyon for participating in ICT Quiz in March. Congratulations to <b>Menaka Pachhai</b> on winning a free lunch coupon.</div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="padding: 0px;"> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left" valign="top"> <div><img alt="" src="http://www.umn.org.np/ictbeats/5/images/featureduser.jpg" /></div> <div style="border: 1px solid rgb(152, 175, 22); padding: 5px 7px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 8pt; font-family: tahoma; text-align: justify; line-height: 17.5px;"><img align="left" alt="" src="http://www.umn.org.np/ictbeats/5/images/featuredphoto.jpg" />I would like to thank the team of ICT Beats for the opportunity to share my thoughts over Integral Mission. <br /> <br /> We cannot separate <i>word</i> and <i>deed</i> in Gospel ministry. Integral Mission (IM) depicts an understanding and doing of Christian Mission that involves both proclamation and demonstration of Gospel. IM actually begins with an individual's keeping right relationships with God, self, others and environment. Christian who loves God ever seeks to serve with poor and marginalized and thus contributes to poverty reduction in one way or other. Moreover, as Wikipedia tells, a commitment to IM is often reflected in particular concern for those living in poverty and a commitment to pursuing justice. Thus UMN's overall focus &quot;addressing root causes of poverty&quot; comes in line with the message of IM. <br /> <br /> To name a few, Dalit women in Magma in Rukum now aware of health and hygiene, widows in Salle in Rukum getting empowered socially and economically, hundreds of small seed growing farmers' undergoing their institutional capacity building in Rukum, relief distribution to landslide victims in Doti, hundreds of women and children saved in Rupandehi, Mugu and Bajhang, advocacy to just distribution of water between Kumal and high caste in Dhading could be a small scenery that could be justified through the window of IM. <br /> <br /> <b>Durga P Upadhyay</b></div> </td> <td width="383" valign="top" style="padding-left: 8px;"> <div><img alt="" src="http://www.umn.org.np/ictbeats/5/images/servicedesk.jpg" /></div> <div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 8pt; font-family: tahoma; padding: 3px 0px 0px; line-height: 13.2px;"><b>I am unable to login to UMN mail through my web-browser.</b> <div align="right">-Rupa Maharjan</div> The problem in logging in to UMN mail through web-browser may be because of three reasons. Please read below for the reasons and corresponding solutions.<br /> <br /> <b>Reason 1.</b> You typed the URL incorrectly.<br /> Examples of incorrect URL:<br /> http://www.mail.umn.org.np<br /> http://www.zmail.umn.org.np<br /> <br /> To solve the problem, please type in the correct URL given below:<br /> http://mail.umn.org.np<br /> http://zmail.umn.org.np<br /> <br /> <b>Note:</b> Your browser will add http:// automatically if you do not specify it yourself.<br /> <br /> <b>Reason 2.</b> You typed the username incorrectly.<br /> Example of incorrect username: hq/username<br /> <br /> To solve the problem, please enter your username in any one of the two correct formats given below:<br /> i. hq\username - Please note that the correct slash is back-slash (\) and not forward-slash (/)<br /> ii. username@umn.org.np<br /> <br /> <b>Reason 3.</b> You entered wrong password.<br /> To solve the problem, please enter correct password. If you have forgotten your password, please contact Service Desk for help.<br /> <br /> <b>For example</b> if your username is rupa, then you need to do the following to get access to our email system through web. <br /> <u>1. For Zimbra users:</u><br /> a) Type zmail.umn.org.np in the address bar of your browser.<br /> b) In the page that opens, enter your username and password as follows<br /> username: rupa<br /> password: ********<br /> <u>2. For non-Zimbra users:</u><br /> a) Type mail.umn.org.np in the address bar of your browser.<br /> b) In the dialog box that comes up, enter your username and password as follows<br /> username: hq\rupa<br /> password: *********<br /> or <br /> username: rupa@umn.org.np<br /> password: **********<br /> <br /> We hope this solves your problem.</div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"><img alt="" src="http://www.umn.org.np/ictbeats/5/images/clustercon.jpg" /></div> <div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 8pt; font-family: tahoma; padding: 3px 0px 0px; text-align: justify;">During the Learning Review, we identified and solved problems of clusters' laptops and printers. Upgrading of Kaspersky and Nod32 anti-virus and OpenOffice 3.2 has also been done in clusters' laptops. Following new installations of Kaspersky anti-virus have been completed - 4 licenses for Bajang cluster, 3 licenses for Sunsari cluster, 6 licenses for Doti cluster and 1 license for Rukum cluster. <br /> <br /> We have sent Samsung ML-1710 printer to Doti as a back-up printer and a new Canon all-in-one printer to Bajhang. HP Officejet 7210 has been maintained and sent to Mugu. We have sent one extra UPS to Doti.</div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" bgcolor="#a6bb2e" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="http://www.umn.org.np/ictbeats/5/images/footerlft.jpg" /></td> <td align="right" style="font-family: tahoma; font-size: 8pt; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 15px;">Published by ICT Team, United Mission to Nepal&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> E-mail: ictbeats@umn.org.np&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> Copyright &copy; 2009 - 2010 ICT Team&nbsp;&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="10">&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </center> ICT Beats 2011-02-15T11:25:20Z