Search
Close this search box.

We are creating some awesome events for you. Kindly bear with us.

ITU and OECD form knowledge partnership to launch new ICT digital platform

ITU and OECD form knowledge partnership to launch new ICT digital platform

On 23 April, the
International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Organisation for
Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) announced the launch of a new digital platform ITU iLibrary.

This ITU-OECD
knowledge partnership and the launch of ITU iLibrary digital platform seek to
expand global access to key ICT data and reporting.

The digital platform allows users across the globe to access
key global ICT data and reports from a single platform, so as to support the
expanded sharing of knowledge and the increased development of ICT capacities
worldwide.

The ITU iLibrary
digital platform serves 4 major purposes:

(1)   
Streamlined content discovery features
supplemented by advanced search functionality

(2)   
Ability to create a personalised profile, which
allows users to save content and read it later

(3)   
Access to the 2017 world telecommunication/ICT
indicators database containing almost 200 telecommunications/ICT statistics and
more than 230 economies worldwide

(4)   
Inclusion of all ITU publications and indicators
dating back to 1975

"Policy makers, academics, companies and other ICT
stakeholders around the globe will greatly benefit from the new ITU iLibrary
digital platform, as it provides them with access to the widest breadth and
depth of ICT related data and reporting – through a single source," said
ITU Secretary-General Mr Houlin Zhao.

"This new tool is a very valuable resource to those
within the ICT sector whether they are interested in policy, standards, trends
or other key aspects of the sector,” he added.

The ITU iLibrary covers the full range of ICT sector topics,
including:  Accessibility, Artificial Intelligence, Climate Change and
e-Waste, Cloud Computing, Consumer Information and Protection, Cybersecurity,
Digital Inclusion, eHealth, Emergency Communications, Human Exposure to
Electromagnetic Fields, ICT Infrastructure and Technologies, Innovation,
Internet of Things, Regulatory and Market Environments, Smart Cities and
Societies, Space Research and Satellite Communication.

Some of the most trusted global ICT sector data sources
available on the ITU iLibrary digital platform include:

(1) Annual Global
Cybersecurity Index
(GCI), a multi-stakeholder initiative to measure
the commitment of countries to cybersecurity. Each country’s level of development
is analysed within five categories: Legal
Measures, Technical Measures, Organizational
Measures, Capacity Building and Co-operation.​​​​​

Credit: ITU Global Cybersecurity Index

(2) Yearbook
of Statistics
which features data collected and processed by ITU through
questionnaires sent to telecommunication/ICT ministries, telecommunication
regulatory authorities and national statistics offices.

(3) High-Frequency
Broadcasting Schedule
is issued at the end of each month with the exception
of June. They contain the combined scheduled notified to the ITU by the
Administrations or other broadcasting organisations for the corresponding
season. Schedules are generally posted two weeks after the end date for
submission.

(4) Annual Measuring
the Information Society Report
and accompanying ICT Development Index
(IDI). Since 2009, the ITU annual report features key ICT data and IDI, a
benchmarking tool to measure the information society. The report presents a
quantitative analysis of the information society and highlight new and emerging
trends and measurement issues. 

(5) The World
Telecommunication/ICT Indicators database
contains more than 180
telecommunication/ICT statistics covering fixed-telephone networks,
mobile-cellular telephone subscriptions, quality of service, Internet
(including fixed- and mobile-broadband subscription data), traffic, staff,
prices, revenue, investment and statistics on ICT access and use by households
and individuals.

The new ITU iLibrary is accessible via www.itu-ilibrary.org.

PARTNER

Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.

PARTNER

As a Titanium Black Partner of Dell Technologies, CTC Global Singapore boasts unparalleled access to resources.

Established in 1972, we bring 52 years of experience to the table, solidifying our position as a leading IT solutions provider in Singapore. With over 300 qualified IT professionals, we are dedicated to delivering integrated solutions that empower your organization in key areas such as Automation & AI, Cyber Security, App Modernization & Data Analytics, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Renowned for our consulting expertise and delivering expert IT solutions, CTC Global Singapore has become the preferred IT outsourcing partner for businesses across Singapore.

PARTNER

Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit www.planview.com.

SUPPORTING ORGANISATION

SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.

PARTNER

HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 

PARTNER

IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider. We help clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,000 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity and service.