Ordered and installed 85 PCs and 75 printers within the Secretariat, completed the Windows NT 4. client prototype development, and trained 55 staff members on various types of software. Also provided e-mail access to all the staff and consultants and upgraded the system as well as providing Internet web access to 280 staff.
Upgraded the 12 network servers according to needs with additional disk capacity and redundant hardware.
Installed four IBM RS/6000 servers to support the operations of the Oracle based systems (ESCROW for the Arbitration Center - BETS and CODIS), and for the PCT Electronic Gazette web server.
Participated in meetings of the ICC and integrated the ICC-based production systems and new client-server systems.
Security measures were implemented especially for external e-mail access (use of Secure Socket Layer).
The above activities had the result of continuous upgrading of the electronic environment of the Secretariat and the ever-better performance of the systems to improve the Secretariat’s performance and its capacity to respond to Member States’ needs.
Internal Information Systems
Modernized internal information systems by the following:
Completed development of a system used by program managers to monitor their budget implementation and for the travel authorization reporting system. Both use new technologies: Oracle RDBMS under AIX with Oracle Designer 2000 and Developer 2000 software engineering tools.
Began development and implementation of the year 2000 assessment project plan, a general standard to be applied progressively in all sectors as indicated below.
Initiated the year 2000 project for the computerized finance and accounting system, as well as tested a system for payroll and personnel management.
Continued support of WIPO publications sales and distribution operations; reviewed the need for a new upgraded system for compliance with the year 2000 plan.
Designed a system to support the Programs dealing with cooperation for development and completed the first prototype phase.
Supported the installation and operations of the Arbitration and Mediation Center system for Internet Domain Names, using state-of-the-art technologies.
The above activities led to the same result as described for activities in sub-program 12.4.