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.
In August, OpenLDAP celebrated its 20th birthday while RedHat and SUSE announced the discontinuation of this open solution. But in contrast Univention have announced that they will continue to support and use OpenLDAP.
The well-known project management solution OpenProject is now available in a new version. The application offers a powerful feature set for both traditional as well as agile project management and empowers project teams to efficiently plan, steer and communicate within projects.
The travel agency with eighty employees in eight offices had worked for a dozen years with an outdated IT environment. It was mainly based on Windows workstations and a Small Business Server 2003 with Exchange in the back end. Due to increasing maintenance needs, security issues, and downtimes, the management finally decided to switch.
SAML offers a web-based single sign-on for access to numerous services without the need to re-enter login data every time. The SSO mechanism takes over the authentication transparently in the background.
The increasing number of programs that employees in companies have to deal with day in, day out makes their work not only easier but also increasingly more complex. In addition, a higher number of applications also translates to an increasing security risk for the data in the corporate network.
The majority of the environments in which UCS is employed include anywhere from a couple of dozen users up to several thousand – sizes which can be directly implemented with the standard configuration of UCS. In systems operated by education authorities we see a leap to between 10,000 and 100,000 users – in this case, the UCS@school concepts allow functioning scaling.