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Web And Mobile Data News - In Brief

- Digital Solutions is a software company based in Uganda who have been driving a project to implement a fully Open Source Multimedia Messaging Gateway for operators. This project is reaching maturity rapidly and already has functionality that surpasses far more expensive proprietary MMS gateways.

For more information about the project visit http://www.mbuni.org/. Digital Solutions has a diverse and active user community of over 50 in just 3 months, some of whom are major equipment/software vendors.

- Absa Bank is upgrading its Web site to give customers easier access to more information. The upgraded site, which goes live at the end of the month, will enable customers to get a ‘snapshot' view of what products, services and solutions are offered. "Customers will also be able to set their own default homepage or preferred section," says Absa bank production manager Suzanne Atie. "Other improvements include better navigational tools like the keyword search or “I want to” function, which enable a customer to select key options, products and services," says Atie. “We have also consolidated the news section with new features including the latest Absa news, external market information, and the rates and fees section, enabling customers to see their account and interest rate, so they can better manage their money.” Atie says the bank has also revived its business section, creating a sub-portal that gives advice to customers interested in starting their own business. “The www.absa.co.za site change will not have an impact on Internet banking, since these are two separate sites, with the Absa site serving simply as a portal leading into Internet banking.”

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