Great news! The Meet video calling app is now available on Univention Corporate Server. In case you missed it: Meet is Kopano’s secure, open-source and easy-to-use solution for video conferencing. It is peer-to-peer and end-to-end encrypted. This means a conversation always takes place directly between the people in the call, with no other parties in between. Because Kopano developed Meet as a progressive web app, interaction with the app feels the same. No matter the device you are using.
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.
Learn in this case study how the company Backwelt Pilz consolidated its outdated, heterogeneous IT environment, which was characterized by disparate services and systems. In addition to introducing a standard e-mail system via Kopano, they virtualised on KVM and established a professional business backup with SEP sesam.
Apps are getting more important in workday organization – all the more reason for additional happiness around the release of Kopano DeskApp 2.0, a big milestone in the development of the flagship client for Kopano. Aside from usage of many more modern tools like chat and video meetings, the ‘traditional’ email and calendar tasks take up more than 5 hours a week of my digital work hours. Therefore it is so important to me that DeskApp is designed for the way I work with my colleagues and external …
Recently we were scared twice: Google reads our emails and with Microsoft Office365, users can be monitored. I was surprised that apparently there are companies that let people read e-mails instead of automatically browsing through content… but that’s beside the point here. More important is the recurring insight that whoever has data, uses it.
As we always say, whatever technology you decide to use, make sure you are in control of your data. In a great talk, Univention CEO Peter Ganten showed us not a future dystopia, or a vision, but reality as it is right now. A reality where not we, but the largest technology companies in this world have control over our most valuable asset: data.