When investing in Linux based servers and identity management systems (directory services) for a business the question of scalability comes up. Would a Windows and Active Directory (AD) based solution be better? What if the business grows twice or ten times the current size, to 100, 1000, or even 10,000 system users, will the Linux based architecture scale? Or will we be forced to abandon the Linux solution at some point?
With the major release of UCS 5.0 over a year ago, Univention took an important step towards modernising Univention Corporate Server. Important milestones were the new design and improved user experience through the integration of the Management Console into the UCS Portal, the expansion of the Univention App Center and the upgrade to Debian ‘Buster’ and Python 3. This blog article takes a look at the developments of the past 12 months and the apps that have been released for UCS 5 …
The first point release of UCS 5.0 brings further important features and rounds off the major release from May 2021. The announced Light Theme is now available as an alternative for the user interface. There were improvements in the UCS Portal and App Center, and a number of other apps are now available for UCS 5.0.
The district of Harz as a school authority recognized early, that a school has different needs to the public administration. Therefore the school IT is separated from the IT structure of the administrative district. Their structures enable them to remain flexible and to respond to the individual needs of the schools. A special school needs other applications and end devices than a grammar school. Nevertheless, both systems must be manageable and functional.
The city of Paderborn, Germany is special. Not only because of its beautiful Romanesque Cathedral, but because of its school system. Why? Nearly 20 years ago, local political decision-makers decided to take an important step towards digital collaboration. In 2000, they started “Lernstatt Paderborn”, a pioneer project that digitally links all schools in Paderborn, from elementary to high-school level.
Schools now run on technology. For some this is unwelcome and disturbing, for others it’s inevitable and an enabling force. But all agree that technology has become central to the learning process, largely replacing pen and paper for students, teachers and administrators. So are you able to relax knowing that all your school’s crucial data is safely backed up offsite? Certainly some of your data is now “in the cloud”, but for many schools some critical data remains …
iPads in schools The digitisation in schools that are equipped with UCS@school continues to progress rapidly. Many school authorities and federal states are providing schools with mobile terminals for use in the classroom. Apple’s iPads in particular are in demand. The devices are robust, easy to use and affordable. They are also equipped with a large number of special apps for digital education.