Unite Newsletter - October 2017

OneDrive - access your files from anywhere and on any device

As the UN workforce becomes increasingly mobile, flexible work arrangements and remote work are becoming an everyday reality, requiring a robust set of tools that support mobile access, information sharing and collaboration. To meet this new and growing demand, the Department of Management’s Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT) is rolling out OneDrive for Business following the migration to Unite Mail (Microsoft Outlook and Office 365). Learn more

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Easy-to-use management dashboards facilitate planning and decision-making

Senior managers should be able to access reliable up-to-date information in one easy-to-use tool to make more informed decisions. To that end, the Department of Management’s Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT) has launched over 55 easy-to-use management dashboards on the Unite Analytics platform. Learn more

TechNovation Talks

In collaboration with the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA) at Fordham University, the Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT) is hosting a TechNovation Talk entitled Blockchain for the Unite Nations - humanitarian and other applications at United Nations Headquarters on 9 November (3-5 pm EST). Participation is limited to individuals holding a United Nations identification card.

Visit unite.un.org/techevents to register for this and upcoming Talks. 

Unite Mail

Reminder: We need your feedback

More than 10,400 users have been successfully migrated to Unite Mail Unite Mail (Outlook and Office 365). If you have already migrated, complete a short survey about your Unite Mail migration experience.

Prioritizing email with Unite Mail’s Focused inbox

We have all experienced the stress of missing an important email, no matter how diligently we try to keep track of our incoming messages. Unite Mail’s “Focused” inbox feature helps by separating your email into two tabs—Focused and Other—and automatically sorting important messages. Learn more

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ICT in the field

The Department of Field Support's Information and Communications Technology Division (ICTD) is responsible for ICT delivery to over 118,000 military, police and civilian personnel serving across 30 countries.

Latest ICTD news:

For more ICTD news, visit: ft.dfs.un.org

What's new

  • Launched analytics website in collaboration with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) to illustrate the geographical spread of UN DESA’s current capacity development projects. 
  • Retired 21 applications globally in October, bringing the current number of UN applications in use to 1,300.
  • Hosted TechNovation Talk—“Bitcoin, Ether, cryptocurrencies and more. Blockchain Technology Explained”, 3 October at UN Headquarters.

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