At a GlanceBy Brian P. Watson Print
To provide technical assistance and developmental knowledge to fight poverty and disease, the World Bank first had to overhaul its antiquated I.T. system and build a global network.
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At a Glance: World Bank
1818 H St. N.W., Washington, DC 20043
Robert B. Zoellick, President
Chief Technology Officer:
Guy-Pierre De Poerck, CIO and Vice President
Total administrative budget, net of reimbursement, for fiscal 2007 is $2.12 billion. Challenge:
Reduce global poverty and improve living standards.
- Deliver the most sophisticated voice, video and data services over the Global Developmental Learning Network (GDLN) to 120 learning centers in 80 countries.
- Create a global archive for more than 60 years of documents and reports that is readily accessible and dramatically increases bank employees' ability to process electronic documents, from fewer than five per hour to more than 50,000 an hour today.
- Create an I.T. infrastructure to support a global network and a decentralized business strategy.
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