Amazon Advanced Consulting Partner
Unicon is an Advanced Consulting Partner and a Public Sector Partner in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN) and a member of the AWS Education Competency Program. This relationship allows Unicon to leverage Amazon Web Services (AWS) to its fullest potential. APN Consulting Partners are professional services firms that help customers of all sizes design, architect, migrate, or build new applications on AWS. Consulting partners include System Integrators (SIs), strategic consultancies, resellers, agencies, and VARs. Unicon offers an Amazon public systems platform for public cloud computing to its clients, permitting clients to take advantage of the opportunity to replace up-front capital infrastructure expenses with low variable costs that scale with their business. AWS delivers a set of services that together form a reliable, scalable, and inexpensive computing platform "in the cloud." Learn more about AWS.
Apereo Foundation Affiliate
Unicon is a Commercial Affiliate of the Apereo Foundation. Apereo was formed by the merger of Jasig and the Sakai Foundation in late December 2012. Sakai and Jasig had been pioneers in the production and adoption of open source software for higher education for over ten years. Apereo will take that work further, providing a more rational and improved organizational umbrella for a range of projects and software communities serving higher education and other industries. Unicon offers services for Apereo projects including CAS, Sakai, Student Success Plan, and uPortal. As a Commercial Affiliate of the Apereo Foundation, Unicon has a vested interest in both the success of the foundation and of its projects. Unicon supports the foundation through heavy participation at conferences. Learn more about Apereo.
Accredited by the Better Business Bureau
Unicon is an accredited business represented by the Better Business Bureau. As an accredited business represented by the Better Business Bureau, Unicon follows a good faith effort to resolve any complaints in accordance with generally accepted good business practices. The Better Business Bureau, founded in 1912, is an unbiased organization that sets and upholds high standards for fair and honest business behavior. The Better Business Bureau provides objective advice, free business Reliability Reports and Charity Wise Giving Reports, and education information on topics affecting marketplace trust. The Better Business Bureau also offers complaint and dispute resolution support for consumers and businesses when there is difference in viewpoints.
Desire2Learn Technology Partner
Unicon is a Desire2Learn (D2L) Technology Partner. D2L developed the cloud-based learning management system (LMS), Brightspace. Unicon's expertise in systems integration enables D2L partners to design and implement integrations to Brightspace using standards-based specifications, which also facilitates integration with a variety of LMSs and other learning tools. D2L is a world leader in learning analytics: its platform predicts learner performance so that organizations can take action in real-time to keep learners on track. Learners in higher education, secondary schools, and the corporate sector, including the Fortune 1000, use Brightspace.
CISOA 2019 Partners in Education
Unicon is one of 15 members of the Chief Information Systems Officers Association (CISOA) 2019 Educational Partnership Program. The Educational Partnership Program is designed to enhance the opportunity to connect with CISOA members, not only at the annual conference, but also provide an avenue for exposure to the membership throughout the entire year. CISOA provides direction to information systems professionals in California Community Colleges. CISOA also increases recognition of the value and necessity of information systems for effective planning and management of individual districts and the California Community Colleges as a whole.
General Services Administration (GSA)
Unicon, a small business, offers leading edge information technology services through the use of an open philosophy including open source software, open standards, and open communication. Clients can acquire services through the Unicon GSA Schedule 70 Contract # GS35F338GA and Special Item Number SIN 132-51 with personnel from any of the numerous labor categories including: program managers; project managers; software architects; software developers; systems administrators; user experience designers/developers and many more.
Gilbert Chamber of Commerce Member
Unicon is a member of the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce. Unicon's corporate headquarters is located in the thriving, welcoming community of Gilbert, Arizona. The Gilbert Chamber of Commerce serves as a trusted business advocate to strengthen and back the ever-growing business climate in Gilbert. As a member, Unicon supports the success of other local businesses who share a similar commitment to the community.
IMS Global Learning Consortium Contributing Member
Unicon is an official and current Contributing Member of the IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS). IMS is the leading advocacy group encouraging the growth and impact of learning technology worldwide. IMS is a nonprofit member organization that provides leadership in shaping and growing the learning industry through community development of standards, promotion of high impact innovation, and research into best practices. Unicon's role as an IMS Contributing Member designates a commitment to significant investment and leadership in open standards, innovation, and best practices, serving the unique needs of the global learning community. Learn more about IMS.
Unicon is an InCommon Participant. InCommon is a formal federation of organizations focused on creating a common framework for collaborative trust in support of research and education. Through InCommon participation, Unicon can further provide higher education institutions both the community support and collaboration needed to successfully deploy and maintain a federated web single sign-on solution, such as Shibboleth. InCommon facilitates development of a community-based common trust fabric sufficient to enable participants to make appropriate decisions about the release of identity information and the control of access to protected online resources. Learn more about InCommon.
Instructure Certified Partner
Unicon is an Instructure Certified Partner in the Instructure Partner Program. Instructure is a leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology company that developed the Canvas learning management system (LMS). Certified Partners offer technical integrations with Canvas that have been formally reviewed. Unicon provides systems integration services to assist in establishing and enhancing LTI-based integrations (Instructure is a strong adopter of integrations using the IMS LTI standard). Unicon has deep expertise in LTI-based integration, allowing the company to provide Instructure partners with the latest integration capabilities that create a rich experience for customers through a deeper connection to Canvas. Unicon's systems integration services will help establish and enhance the wide variety of apps in Canvas' EduAppCenter. Learn more about Instructure and Canvas.
Internet2 Trust and Identity Solution Provider
Unicon is a Trust and Identity Solution Provider in the Internet2 Industry Program and an Industry Member of Internet2, a not-for-profit networking consortium led by universities working in partnership with industry and government to develop and deploy advanced network applications and technologies. Membership in the Internet2 community allows Unicon the opportunity to contribute, communicate, and collaborate with other members of the higher education industry that are likewise interested in ensuring the longevity of both deployment and development of Shibboleth. By bringing research and academia together with technology leaders, Internet2 promotes collaboration and innovation that has a fundamental impact on the future of the Internet. Through membership, Unicon has the opportunity to partake in the sharing of tools, solutions, research, and developmental ideas to further support and cultivate the Internet2 community and projects. Learn more about Internet2.
Lambda Solutions Partner
Lambda Solutions are recognized leaders in eLearning and leading Open Source Learning Management Systems including Totara. Lambda reduces an organization's cost of learning through leveraging open source and time to delivery through industry best practices and a robust cloud infrastructure. Learn more about Lambda at www.lambdasolutions.net.