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On this page: Databases • Email • Intranet • IRIS • Plone • Skype • Videoconferencing

Databases

Databases are used to store and manage information in a structured or organized way so that information can be easily retrieved.


See also:
  • ITCOM [Access limited to ILO staff]

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E-mail

Email is a commonly used communication tool which allows people to send messages and documents quickly and easily regardless of time or distance.

See also:
  • ITCOM : Groupwise [Access limited to ILO staff]
  • ITCOM : e-mail conference [Access limited to ILO staff]

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Intranet

An intranet is a private website for an organization to share internal information and resources. Intranets are a key resource for sharing and communicating knowledge within an organization.

See also:
  • ITCOM [Access limited to ILO staff]

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IRIS

The Integrated Resource Information System (IRIS) is "a centralized repository of finance, human resource and project data... [It] provides a standardized set of tools that can be used to transform raw data into useful information. IRIS also has the potential to support more effective communication and decision-making among groups, particularly those separated by time and distance. The Strategic Management application of IRIS enables geographically dispersed staff to communicate and collectively share knowledge during programme and budget development, programme implementation and implementation reporting."
(Source: ILO: Results-based management: (b) knowledge strategy, Governing Body, 300th Session, Geneva, Nov. 2007, GB.300/PFA/9/2, p. 11 (pdf 101 KB))

See also:
  • ITCOM [Access limited to ILO staff]

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Plone

"Plone is a Content Management System developed by the "community" of Open Source software developers. Its easy-to-use Web-based interface makes it an ideal Collaborative Working tool to enable the growth of Communities of Practice, which facilitate the sharing of knowledge. Plone provides a secure environment where informal discussions can take place, through a searchable database which is automatically archived to retain the history of these discussions and the knowledge contained therein… Plone is much more than a Web-based forum. It is a modular system which can be easily extended by incorporating applications, tools, and utilities. Besides forums, the current configuration at ILO includes wikis, blogs, and chats."
(Source: ITCOM) [Access limited to ILO staff]

See also:
  • ITCOM [Access limited to ILO staff]
  • Plone (official site)

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Skype

Skype is a free PC to PC "phone call" program. There are no charges other than the internet connection. Additional functions of Skype include conference calls and chatting.

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Videoconferencing

Meetings held at a distance using video conferencing allow participants to see and hear each other using video technology. Videoconferencing can strengthen the relationships between participants who are not working in the same physical space. Inter offers this service in the ILO.

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