Blogs

Is Hadoop-as-a-Service Right for You?

May, 2017 - During a recent webinar I heard the presenter say that "when people talk about big data what they really mean is Hadoop." I'm not sure that is entirely accurate but I do understand where the presenter was coming from - most big data projects are utilizing Hadoop in some capacity. We see that here at Unicon in our Learning Analytics practice as well. All of our large scale learning analytics projects are using Hadoop or Hadoop ecosystem components.

Q1 2017 Sakai Open Source Support Briefing

April, 2017 - The quarterly Sakai Open Source Support Briefing is an opportunity to share the contributions performed on behalf of the OSS program, highlight Unicon's perspective on contributions, and share happenings in the community along with opportunities to engage further with Unicon.

uPortal Tech Keeps Up with the Times

February, 2017 - A few years ago, I sat in on a presentation where a portal vendor pitched their product as a modern replacement over a stagnant uPortal. Unfortunately, the vendor had not kept up on the uPortal project. uPortal had undergone a major release with lots of UI and front-end enhancements since they looked at it. The institution stayed with uPortal.

Confidence in Cloud Providers

February, 2017 - In just a few years, we have seen acceptance of public cloud shift fairly dramatically from concern and skepticism to eagerly embracing the opportunities afforded. Five years ago, many of our hosted clients wanted to know that Unicon (and indirectly, they) had physical control of the data, servers, and other infrastructure.

Q4 2016 uPortal Open Source Support Briefing

February, 2017 - The quarterly uPortal Open Source Support Briefing is an opportunity to share the contributions performed on behalf of the OSS program, highlight Unicon's perspective on contributions, and share happenings in the community along with opportunities to engage further with Unicon

Q3 2016 uPortal Open Source Support Briefing

February, 2017 - The quarterly uPortal Open Source Support Briefing is an opportunity to share the contributions performed on behalf of the OSS program, highlight Unicon's perspective on contributions, and share happenings in the community along with opportunities to engage further with Unicon.

Q3 2016 uPortal Open Source Support Briefing

February, 2017 - The quarterly uPortal Open Source Support Briefing is an opportunity to share the contributions performed on behalf of the OSS program, highlight Unicon's perspective on contributions, and share happenings in the community along with opportunities to engage further with Unicon.

Sakai 11 Features

December, 2016 - A big community effort has resulted in the creation of Sakai 11. This release has more innovation and changes than any other release in the history of Sakai. To match the actual requirements of institutions all around the world, Sakai 11 includes a complete redesign of the interface, a new Gradebook tool, and thousands of other new features and improvements.

Unicon IAM Update/Briefing - September 15, 2016

December, 2016 - Unicon’s IAM team had their a quarterly Open Source Support briefing. The host of the webinar was Charise Arrowood (Sr.Director, Identity & Access Management Services), and the presenters were Mike Grady (IAM Architect), Dmitriy Kopylenko (IAM Developer), and John Gasper (IAM Consultant)

Apereo CAS 5 Release Announcement

November, 2016 - The Apereo Foundation has announced the official GA release of CAS 5. This is a major release which is packed with a lot of new features and enhancements, some of which are described here.