How to get happy with your groupware solution …

Groupware has become an indispensable part of our daily office routine. Connected data and teamwork is highly important for the success of a company. But every groupware user can think of a few things that could be optimized. Sure, what software is perfect? We at DIGITEC have identified a few missing features and have worked hard to close these gaps for our customers. Now we are proud to introduce the eZ plug-ins and the Business Integration Server (B.I.S.).

Collaborative Cloud Workspace Based on Univention Corporate Server

In this success story, a team which had only worked together online in the past required a stable IT infrastructure of its own with classic, collaborative elements as well as a cloud workspace. Following successful realization of the project, the cooperation can now continue in a virtualized environment with UCS.

In this article, I will be explaining in more detail which hardware and software were employed in the implementation of this project.

Central IdM of Cloud to Minimize Risks with Users and Structures

When administrators think about user management (IdM), they often only keep an eye on traditional IT systems. But even in the cloud, where you can buy new services with just a few clicks, it’s extremely important for companies to keep control over their users if they do not want to lose control over who has rights and access in the organization. Otherwise, a dissatisfied or dismissed employee can quickly become a real threat to the entire corporate IT. Or the failure of subsystems can mean that the entire IT can no longer be accessed and all processes in the company are stopped.

I Mattermost now…

I wrote the following article about the ChatOps solution Mattermost on November 26, 2017 for my own Blog “gestreift.net”. As Mattermost has been available in the Univention App Center for a few months now, Univention had the idea to publish this article here for your information, too.

And here we go:

It’s just over a year now since I first wrote about the popularity of Slacking und WhatsApping and explained how to install Rocket.Chat. For a number of reasons, I stumbled across Mattermost a while ago and the time has come to pen a few lines on the how and the why…

bitpack.io modernizes IT at the SchwuZ in Berlin with Univention Corporate Server

Foto vom Berliner SchwuZ Klub
Two outdated IT islands were causing problems time and time again at the SchwuZ, a cultural event organizer in Berlin. The existing IT infrastructure at the club was more like a mishmash of decentralized servers and software than an efficient and secure IT server environment. For this reason, the SchwuZ decided to remedy the situation and switched over to new services and state-of-the-art software which run virtually on the basis of Univention Corporate Server. This finally made it possible to establish a productive and reliable IT basis.

We here at bitpack.io accompanied the project from start to finish and would like to present it to you today.

EGroupware in the Univention App Center: Group Dynamics of Bits and Bytes

Screenshot vom Kalender in EGroupware

The Univention App Center makes it easy to install and set up a sophisticated collaboration solution on a stable basis. Univention Corporate Server (UCS) offers this basis – also for the integration with other open source solutions. EGroupware was created in 2003 and is thus one of the early collaboration solutions in the open source spectrum. For this reason, the product does not use proprietary formats at any point, but only open standards. At the same time, EGroupware uses other open source products as a basis, such as the LDAP directory service, Samba‘s file and print services and the MariaDB database. The open, cooperative approach to software development facilitates the integration of the groupware with UCS and other open source solutions.

Use of Univention Corporate Server: Our 3rd Party Charts

Thousands of organizations around the world use Univention Corporate Server every day. And the number increases week after week. The reason among others is that the Univention App Center contains, in addition to many UCS modules and extensions, dozens of professional enterprise applications from various vendors which can be easily integrated and maintained via the App Center. Therefore we are monitoring very closely which of these apps are really used and to which extent. Today, I would like to share some of the insights with you.