Tools for Collaboration

Modern technologies offer a variety of tools and platforms to support FWA and virtual collaboration. In recent years, more and more enterprise applications migrated to web-based platforms allowing external and secure access to applications, intranet sites and portals from anywhere. This advance in technology provides a significant support to staff members who opt to use FWA, especially telecommuting.

 

Email

Webmail is a web-based email application that allows staff members to access UN emails externally through a browser.     

Mobile email service allows staff members to use mobile devices to access their UN email, calendar and address book. For more information about the service, please contact your Technical Focal Point or consult the OICT Service Catalogue available here.


Messaging, enterprise social networking and collaboration

Unite Connections is a UN social networking platform that allows a virtual collaboration between staff members across duty stations, organizations and external partners. It combines a variety of tools, including Communities, Blogs, Wikis, Forums, File sharing and Activities (a web-based Task Management tool). Unite Connections can be accessed via browser or through a mobile app. Find more information here

Sametime is an application integrated in Unite Connections allowing staff members to collaborate through instant messaging either within the intranet or when away from the work office (also from Smart phones).
 
WebEx is a web-based product and a service that allows staff to virtually conduct collaborative meetings, host interactive events and conduct training sessions online. For more information about the service, please contact your Technical Focal Point or consult the OICT Service Catalogue available here

There is also a variety of other applications available that provide video conferencing, messaging and voice call services.


Web-based document repository

UniteDocs is an enterprise content management platform. It provides a web interface allowing staff members across duty stations to securely access UN document repositories and records within the intranet or when away from the work office (e.g. when telecommuting). 

UniteDrive provides staff the ability to access their individual file repository from anywhere. It offers easy to use and secure file storage on UN managed servers.

Find more information here.


Other enterprise applications allowing secure external access

  • Umoja
  • iSeek
  • iNeed