Digital Bangladesh and Our Future

Three years ago I was thinking about the way to populate computing in mass population of Bangladesh. And I got a theory. Of course that was hypothetical but I think it can be done now. This is the right time.

My Theory:

To populate computing in mass population the bridge will be political leaders. Currently all major political parties have their own office on every Upo Zilla (Sub District) and those office is always surrounded by people. If those office will have computer and internet connection that’ll be vast way to populate the technology.

How?

If political parties make their end level access with a web solution my theory will be effected immediately. A computer with mobile broadband costs 300$ USD now in Bangladesh. Party office at Upo Zilla can afford it with local fund. Monthly 10$ USD is internet price and that also affordable.

For example Mr. Rahim a worker for a party wants to give a message to chairman of that party from Kurigram. Then the web solution will give him access to convey the message. But those message will not deliver directly to the Chairman. Hierarchic  member will moderate that and if the issue is deliverable it’ll be accelerated to the next level. In this way all party member will tuned up.

Again if the party chairman wish to take a decision from the party members he/she will post a quick poll on that issue and all the party member can participate on that.

I am proposing an enterprise architecture for that party. Why?

Because we’re chasing the slogan “Digital Bangladesh” now. For this great vision for the country all party should be digitalized first.

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Positive Points:

Due to mass coverage of cell phone companies internet access and mobile telephony access is vast in Bangladesh. So in other word infrastructure is ready to transmit small amount of data which is more than enough. And Bangladesh has BDIX (Bangladesh Internet Exchange) which is the manger of local traffic path into local stream. So for the local content no need to access the internet. I am telling this because whole country is depending on a single submarine cable. In any point if the cable cut down whole country’s internet is blank. To fight this issue we have to develop our local contents. Solution for the political parties will be the local services. The broad intranet services in real.

Digital Bangladesh:

If we want a real Digital Bangladesh we need to establish high speed intranet to encourage e-governance. This will add values for the data so the people of Bangladesh will care for data services. In this way local data and contents will be more popular. Again for the international communication we need at least another submarine internet connection for this country.

Thinking Digitally:

Still we aren’t thinking digitally in Bangladesh. Most of the transaction, office systems, government organizations are running with traditional system. A fully automated system is required. Otherwise our way of thinking will remain the same.

বসুন্ধরা শপিং মলে বই!

আজকে বসুন্ধরা শপিং মলে গিয়েছিলাম। অনেক দোকান, বলার অপেক্ষা রাখে না। শুধু বইয়ের কোন দোকান নাই। আমার বোনকে বললাম বসুন্ধরায় একটা বইয়ের দোকান দিলে খারাপ হতো না। পরে যখন একটু ঘোরাঘুরি করলাম তখন লেভেল চারে দেখলাম অন্য মেলা। এখানে বই আছে।

দেশের জনপ্রিয় সব লেখকের বই আছে এখানে। শুধু তাই নয় যে বইগুলোন সচরাচর এক সঙ্গে পাওয়া যায় না, সব এখানে দেখেছি। মহানন্দে কিছু বই কিনলাম। মনটা এখন ভালো। তাই ব্লগে লিখে ফেললাম।

why We’ve to Purchase Antivirus?

Few days ago I went IDB Bhaban, the largest Computer Hardware market in Bangladesh and found a major changes there. Most of the shop are selling various antivirus software and subscription license. Asked few of the seller about customer response and they replied positively. I was happy. At last people are purchasing software license. Very good news for Bangladesh where piracy is in wild range.

Then I visited one of the Microsoft OEM partner there and the shop replied people are purchasing OEM Operating Systems. Very good news indeed. Then I asked who are the consumer of antivirus software like Kaspersky, Norton, Bit Defender, Avast then they replied “The users who are using pirated windows operating system they are the customers”. Then I got the picture. The genuine windows users are using Microsoft Security Essential for their Malware protection purpose. Then I asked the shop “why not you’re suggesting users to purchase original Operating System so that they can avoid costing on antivirus program?” They were pale on that question. Because Microsoft’s Security Essential is free software and they can’t make money on it.

In my opinion Microsoft Security Essential is one of the best antivirus software I have ever seen. All you need a genuine windows nothing else. It can be install on all versions of windows. And it’ll update its engine automatically for the life time. No subscription fee required. I am using this since it was in beta.

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The facts:

For other antivirus program you need to subscribe yearly with 10$~50$. That means for 3 years you need at least 30$~150$ which is equivalent to a genuine OEM Operating System. With the genuine operation system your computer will have all the latest security updates and performance issues updated all the time. That’ll be a great advantage for the users who are always seeking for the best performance.

And using the genuine operating system will give you the confident that you’re not into piracy. So why you need a pirated operating system?

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Messengers are being Social!

I wrote several times that Microsoft Windows Live Writer is my favorite tool to write blog. Few days ago it came with great surprise: Windows Live Essential 2011 was released. It came with Windows Live Writer 2011.

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In this new version the basic functionality seems to be untouched and huge changes in User Interface. The interfacing is more like Microsoft’s Office Suite. I am ok with it. But new Windows Live Messenger surprised me a lot. In this new version messenger is Social now! I can add my Facebook and LinkedIn account with it. The live feed can show my Facebook and linkedin updates now. Even I can post my comments on feed from live messenger. Love it!

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After this impact Skype surprised me by adding social feature. The new Skype 5.0 has integrated Facebook. Now I can add my Facebook account on it and can share my updates directly from it. Isn’t it great? I am loving it!

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Now I am counting on Yahoo messenger. I believe this company will follow the same path but I wonder why they’re always the last!

Microsoft is not ready for x64 operations!

The reasons I am still using Windows platform are Microsoft Office Suits and Live Writer. I am not a regular blogger but really very fancy about it. I need the fantastic windows live writer. I am really happy.

Microsoft Outlook is my favorite tool to manage Contacts, Tasks, Calendars and Mails. This is my primary RSS reader too. Few months back I installed Office 2010 x64 version and this story began.

As I have multiple workstations and laptops and have some none exchange email accounts to manage so need a tool to synchronize Contacts and Calendars. Lucky me, plaxo (www.plaxo.com) did this part for the last few years. After getting into x64 platform of office this great tool failed to work. Enough nightmare!

Again my windows mobile 6.1 phone got stack. Windows mobile center can’t recognize outlook x64! Pretty funny, huh? Tried all technet forums, facebook groups and personally informed some friends at Microsoft and the result is zero! Microsoft doesn’t care. Still I wonder why they’ve introduce x64 version of office 2010?

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Today I have uninstalled Office 2010 x64 and installed Office 2010 x86 again. Dear Microsoft thanks for creating some hundreds registry entry. Thanks a lot!

Sorry to say: Microsoft is not ready for x64 yet!

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