DTO conducts system-wide GIAMS training & simulation

By Carlos Ian H. Mendoza & Aire Jade L. Taga, USTP Claveria STRATCOMM

On October 17-18, 2022, at the USTP Claveria Computer Laboratory, the Digital Transformation Office (DTO) of the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines held a training seminar on the General Infrastructure Asset Management System (GIAMS). The activity was participated by different representatives from the various offices, units, and colleges of USTP Claveria.

Following the current government administration’s strong push for streamlining and automation, many government offices and sectors, including the USTP System, have already started their own digitization program, such as the GIAMS.

“Now that we are in a new administration, there should be a national program for the unification, harmonization, and interoperability of all existing and developed information and communications technology (ICT) solutions and systems from various government agencies.”

The two-day training provided detailed explanations of the requirements for ease of doing business, which is beneficial to users of the previous standard as well as new users who are experiencing their first exposure to the GIAMS.

“Whenever an organization adopts or is about to adopt formal management system standards, such as ISO 9001:2015, there is always a need to ensure that all personnel have a thorough understanding and appreciation for the management systems,” Mr. Jonathan O. Jacobo, Director of the Digital Transformation Office of the USTP System, discussed on the rationale behind the GIAMS training and simulation.

The DTO spearheads the university-wide business process automation to comply with RA 11032, otherwise known as “Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act.” The Office intends to scale up and provide sustainable and strategic ICT transformation and modernization programs and projects, such as GIAMS, with the ultimate goal of effective, transparent governance and effective delivery of teaching and learning experience to its students and faculty workforce.