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.).
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.
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.
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…
When did it all begin?
With version 17.1, EGroupware has been extended from the classic groupware with an integrated CRM system to include a file server with Collabora Online Office. The complete package can be easily installed via the Univention App Center. In addition, the browser-based EGroupware does not require an Office suite to be installed on the client.
We here at bitpack.io accompanied the project from start to finish and would like to present it to you today.
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.
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.