At its April 1993 session, ACC decided to establish a Senior Level Task Force to review and make recommendations on the general requirements for dissemination of information, the means of harmonizing the United Nations information systems and the roles and mandates of the Advisory Committee for the Coordination of Information Systems (ACCIS) and the International Computing Centre (ICC). The ISCC reported to ACC through its Organizational Committee.
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The Digital and Technology Network Report provides a summary of the regular meetings of the network and decisions taken.
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The 31st session of the DT Network was hosted by the United Nations Secretariat (OICT) in New York between 23 and 24 October, 2018. The meeting was chaired by Ms. Atefeh Riazi (Chief Information Technology Officer, Assistant Secretary-General) and Mr. Jeffrey Modell (Chief Information Officer and Director, International Atomic Energy Agency). New Network members were welcomed from UNCTAD, UNICC and CTBTO. Many items on the Network’s agenda spoke to the challenges and opportunities in defining a strategic vision for the Network.
The 30th session of the ICT Network was hosted by the World Food Programme in Rome between 24 and 25 April, 2018. In total there were 50 participants, 9 of which connected remotely. This was the Network's third meeting in Rome (2004 and 2010) and the first time WFP has hosted the ICT Network. Many of the items on the agenda spoke to the challenges and possibilities before the UN system as a whole and highlighted the need to effectively and securely incorporate frontier technologies and adopt innovations to further both collective and individual aims.
Items discussed included: System-Wide ICT Strategic Directions,Data Communications Study Implementation,Plan of Action for Harmonization of Business Practices and Current Activities, Country-Level ICT Guidance, ICT Special Interest Group Updates.
Together with the UNDG, the HLCM supported the UN System Staff College to assist UN Country Teams with the integration of the Harmonization of Business Practices into the Programming Process. The project was completed in 2011 and a possible second phase is being designed. The donor report from 2011 summarizes the work of the project.
The ICT Network project on ICT costing is an important step to help organizations plan their ICT expenditures. The project, originally expected to be completed in mid 2012 has since been extended to October 2012 at which time it was operational closed. A detailed update on activities and outputs is available in 2012 HBP Key achievements report.
Agenda Items discussed included: Country-Level ICT Coherence; System-Wide Business Practices; ICT Strategy: Development of Business Cases; ICT and Development; Special Interest Groups: ICT Knowledge Sharing.
Agenda Items discussed included: System-Wide Business Practices (prioritization of the initiatives, with the lead and participating agencies identified); Country-level ICT Coherence; ICT Strategic Framework; Special Interest Groups: ICT Knowledge Sharing.
Agenda Items discussed included: System-Wide Business Practices (Common Service Centres, Common Data Centres, Internationally Recognized Standards, Business Case Development and Costing, Harmonization of ERP practices, UN System Portal); ICT implications for IPSAS implementations; ICT-Related JIU Studies; Common Directory Project; Special Interest Groups: ICT Knowledge Sharing (UNDG ICT Tasking Group, SAP-SIG, CABIO. Other issues discussed included: ICC – ICT Network Coordination; One UN Country Office Domain Name; UN Secretariat Information and Communications Technology Strategy.
Agenda Items discussed included: System-Wide Business Practices (ERP, Shared Service Centres, Portal, Business Case Development and Costing, Data Centre Consolidation, Internationally Recognized Standards, UN System Directory ); A Carbon-neutral UN; Desktop coherence; Geographic information systems; JIU Reports; Country-Level activities. Other items discussed included: Risk Analysis/Security; Data Communications Study.
Agenda Items discussed included: Adding Business Value; System-Wide Business Practices (Shared Service Centres, Data Centre Consolidation, UN System Directory); ICT Special Interest Group Updates; Business Continuity.
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Items discussed included: ICT Management Challenges,The Reality of SaaS; ICT Professionalism: Harmonizing the ICT profession in the UN System;Implementing Collaborative Technologies; Communication to stakeholders and performance reporting; Plan of Action for the Harmonization of Business Practices and ICT Network Working Methods.
Items discussed included: Efficiencies and cost savings; Plan of Action for Harmonization of Business Practices; Joint Inspection Unit Activities related to ICT; ICT Special Interest Group Updates.
Information and communication technologies for development - Resolution adopted by the General Assembly (4 March 2003)
Information and communication technologies for development: progress in the implementation of General Assembly resolution 57/295 (1 September 2005)
President of the PrepCom of the Tunis Phase - World Summit on the Information Society (15 November 2005)
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ICT organizations normally integrate information systems security as a standard function, alongside infrastructure operations, applications development and other typical ICT activities.
This ICT Special Interest Group (SIG) focuses on the needs of agencies using Peoplesoft/Oracle solutions for their ERP and aims to further the coordinated use of these platforms.
This ICT Special Interest Group (SIG) focuses on the needs of agencies using SAP solutions for their ERP and aims to further the coordinated use of these products.A single contract for all agencies is to be negotiated by May 2009.
ITAG discusses and advises on system-wide issues such as Skype usage, Global IP addressing and Internet 2.It interacts with the Working Group on Emergency Telecommunications (WGET) on matters such as as a UN country code for use in emergencies.
The Digital & Technology Network (DTN) brings together the CIOs from UN System organizations to advise the HLCM on system-wide approaches to leveraging technology and functions as a forum to coordinate system-wide ICT policy and practices.
In 1994, recognizing the increasing importance of information and communication technology to achieving the mandates of their organizations, the ACC established the Information Systems Coordination Committee (ISCC), the precursor to the ICT Network (ICTN). In April 2002, the ICTN held its first session and has since conducted biannual meetings. Shifting focus to the strategic and digital transformation of the UN system as a whole, the ICTN changed its name to the Digital & Technology Network (DTN) in its autumn session of 2018. The DTN brings together the CIOs from CEB member organizations. It is the inter-agency mechanism for the promotion of cooperation and collaboration on digital and technology related matters.