IT for Afghanistan: German project supports the training of young IT professionals


Computing centers of universities in Afghanistan migrate to Univention

AfghanischeInformatiker26.06.2008Bremen, September 25, 2014. Since 2002, the center for international and intercultural communication (ZiiK) at the Technical University Berlin (TU) supports universities in Afghanistan with building basic IT services and training IT specialists, students and lecturers.

Since the beginning of the project, more than 4,500 members of the universities’ staff and professionals as well as dozens of academic lecturers were trained. An essential factor for the project’s success was an easy administration and maintenance of the newly installed IT systems from the start without making any compromises when it comes to functions or security. Over the years many different systems had been tried and tested. The most recent computing center at the university of Kandahar has eventually been built on the basis of the enterprise Linux distribution Univention Corporate Server (UCS) by the German company Univention GmbH. After just six months, the good performance of UCS had convinced the persons in charge in Afghanistan and Germany: Until the end of 2015, the remaining four computing centers, which were set up by the Ziik, will have migrated completely to UCS.

Bacula Enterprise Edition new in Univention App Center

Integrate the network enterprise backup solution Bacula Enterprise Edition in heterogeneous IT environments with just a few clicks

With the launch of Bacula Enterprise Edition there is now a further professional enterprise solution for the backup and restoration of data in heterogeneous environments available in the Univention App Center. Users of the enterprise IT management solution Univention Corporate Server (UCS) can test the software with unlimited functions for 30 days and 5 jobs.

Univention releases UCS 3.2-3 with a whole host of innovations

Improved integration in Active Directory domains

Bremen, 13th August 2014. Univention GmbH, a leading European provider of Open Source products for the cost-effective operation and efficient administration of IT infrastructures, has released a new update for Univention Corporate Server (UCS). In version 3.2-3 the new module “Active Directory Connection” replaces the previous AD connector for mounting a UCS installation in an AD domain.

Univention App Center ecosystem expands with new integrated turnkey Enterprise applications

Often complicated, complex Enterprise apps now inexpensive, simple to install and maintain

BOSTON, MA – August 6, 2014 — Univention GmbH, the leading European provider of open source IT infrastructure management solutions, today announced the addition of several new apps to its popular Univention App Center. Univention App Center is a marketplace for all available Univention Corporate Server (UCS) components and extensions, as well as a wide selection of software apps for business IT.

Dokuwiki, WordPress and Subversion in the Univention App Center

IT service provider 7iSolutions bundles Open Source solutions for UCS

The well-known business solutions Dokuwiki and WordPress are now available in the Univention App Center as 7iApps from 7iSolutions. The applications can be installed with just a few clicks and automatically integrated in UCS’ central user and service management. 7iSolutions is the first provider to bundle existing Open Source solutions for the Univention App Center and make them available to customers there together with a service offer. Work is already under way on the integration of additional applications such as the revision control system Subversion.

ownCloud with it25 support in Univention App Center

Private cloud solution with attractive introductory price for SMEs

The latest ownCloud version in combination with a support offer from the Leipzig-based company it25 is now available in the Univention App Center. The solution for the synchronisation and shared use of data is aimed at companies with up to 500 employees which want to employ ownCloud professionally and with support and offers you an attractive introductory price.

Introducing the new paedML® Linux version 6.0

New complete package for IT in schools from Baden-Württemberg based on UCS @school

The Media Centre of Baden-Württemberg (http://www.lmz-bw.de) presented the new paedML Linux 6.0 to IT service providers for schools. Unlike its predecessor, the new product is based on UCS@school, the solution for IT in schools developed by the Bremen-based software house Univention, which is already in use in schools and educational authorities in several other German states and Switzerland.

Univention Delivers Open, Flexible IT Infrastructure Management to US Customers

Low Cost Alternative to Proprietary Corporate Servers Available Now

Boston, MA – June 24, 2014. Univention GmbH, the leading European provider of open source IT infrastructure management solutions, today announced the opening of its US subsidiary and the introduction of Univention Corporate Server (UCS) to the US market. Univention Corporate Server is an inexpensive and easy-to-use way to provide businesses with server applications and entire IT infrastructures. UCS, based on open source software, is also ideal for distributed, heterogeneous and virtualized IT environments with such as Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Linux clients.

Major update for Univention’s client operating system

Univention Corporate Client 2.0 with easy configuration and RDP terminal services

Univention, a leading European supplier of Open Source products for the economic operation and efficient management of IT infrastructures, released a new version of its client operating system Univention Corporate Client (UCC). The Ubuntu basis of UCC 2.0 was updated to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. UCC thus profits from all the latest Ubuntu updates including improved hardware support. The most interesting innovation for administrators though is the new configuration wizard, which simplifies the clients’ configuration by guiding through the configuration process in a structured way and executing many bothersome tasks in the background. For this purpose, a new module was developed for the central administration interface Univention Management Console (UMC) which allows the central and easy management of all UCC images.