18 Dec 2015

UN-APCICT launches two new publications – Knowledge Sharing Series #4: Enterprise Architecture and Brief on ICT Trend #1: Big Data. They are the latest additions to APCICT’s research and knowledge sharing series.

The fourth issue of KSS highlights the importance of enterprise architecture as a discipline to guide government organizations through the business, information, process and technology changes necessary to develop and implement their strategies with efficient, cost-effective and state-of-the-art technology performance. The issue provides an overview of key principles and methods to apply enterprise architecture, and offers a step-by-step guide on initiating the process and actors involved. This issue also draws attention to good practices and potential barriers in enterprise architecture.

The first issue of the Brief aims to enhance awareness of government officials and policymakers on big data and its application in the context of Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs). It also offers an overview of big data and examples of real world application, and existing challenges and opportunities that policy makers should consider in their local context.

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 About the Knowledge Sharing Series

Aimed at policymakers and government officials in development departments in developing countries, the Knowledge Sharing Series, is a publication complementary to APCICT’s flagship programme, ‘Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders’. It provides step-by-step guidelines, concrete strategies, proven best practices and selected case studies on different aspects of ICT for development (ICTD). By making research findings, analyses and lessons learned easily accessible and comprehensible, the series can be useful tool for informed decisions. Previous Series issues covered the following topics: ‘ICTD Institutional Building’, ‘Cybersecurity’, and ‘Government Chief Information Officer (GCIO) Programme Development in Developing Countries’.