LinuxTag 2012: IT under control with Open Source Software

Univention exhibits IT management for companies, institutions and schools

At this year’s LinuxTag (23rd to 26th May, Messe Berlin), we will be participating with a range of presentations and exhibiting on the shared booth of the Open Source Business Alliance in Hall 7.2b. There (demonstration point 228), we will be presenting our integrated management tools for Active Directory-based domain management with Samba 4 for virtualization with XEN and KVM as well as for network and IP management. Visitors can discover how user and rights management for infrastructure and application services on the cloud can be integrated with the identity management in in-house IT infrastructures.

For schools and education authorities, we will be presenting a new, comprehensively revised version of UCS@school. This version of the complete solution for schools based on Univention Corporate Server 3.0 is the first that also includes comprehensive Active Directory functions. In addition, the web-based user interface has also been completely revised by us taking a wealth of practical experiences and an extensive academic study into account.

Multifaceted presentations concerning all aspects of Open Source solutions from Univention

The challenges encountered today, in particular with respect to IT operation and new formats in the provision of educational contents and access to data and applications with mobile end devices, are also thematic focuses in a range of presentations given by our employees.

The presentation “Experiences with Samba 4 in productive application” by our employee Silvia Frank reports on collected experience in the productive application of Samba 4 and the related constraints for the successful operation of this software in other environments.

The presentation “The role of Open Source and open standards in the cloud age” by Univention founder Peter Ganten provides more detailed information on IT strategy and IT governance. It explains how technology-based dependency on individual providers in cloud scenarios can be sustainably avoided via the use of Open Source technologies and open standards.

For details of our speeches, please look here.

Should you have any queries or like to arrange a meeting, please do not hesitate to contact us on +49 421 22232 20 or email us at: sales(at)univention.de.

Awarding of the 5th graduate prize

As is tradition for the opening of the LinuxTag, we will be awarding the Univention graduate prize for outstanding theses concerning the development and distribution of Open Source software once again this year. The independent jury selects the three best entries in terms of practice-orientation and innovation from a wide range of submissions, predominantly from scientific fields such as IT, mathematics and electrotechnology. More information on the graduate prize can be found at: http://www.univention.de/en/univention/open-source-engagement/

General information on the event and the program you can find at the LinuxTag websites.