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May 15, 2009

University of Georgia Announces uPortal-Based MyUGA Student Portal

By Jayashree Adkoli, TMCnet Contributor


Unicon, an IT consultancy to the higher education industry, worked closely with the university’s enterprise information technology services staff and application development and database management group during portal’s planning, configuration, implementation, branding, and training. Unicon is a Jasig approved uPortal solutions provider as well as a provider of software consulting services for the education market.


According to Rehan Khan, associate CIO, University of Georgia, the uPortal open source solution provided the University with a secure and scalable enterprise platform with the capability to evolve and expand online services in the future.

“Working with Unicon’s excellent professional services team for our portal implementation was a good choice for us,” Kahn said in a release. “It enabled our internal IT staff to stay focused on the critical areas of their responsibility, and we could still meet our goals and deadlines for launching MyUGA.”

Unicon’s software consulting services include delivery of technology solutions and support, systems integration, and software engineering. It leverages open source frameworks, applications, and software to provide enterprise-level portal, collaboration, learning, messaging, and authentication solutions for higher education institutions. Apart from being a Jasig partner and authorized Solution Provider for both CAS and uPortal, Unicon is a contributing member of the IMS Global Learning Consortium, and a member of the Oracle (News - Alert) Partner Network, said the company.

John C. Blakley, CEO of Unicon, said, “The University of Georgia demonstrates sound technological and fiscal judgment by utilizing the open source uPortal 3 platform for its MyUGA next-generation student portal.”

Next month, representatives from the University of Georgia and Unicon will jointly present a seminar entitled “MyUGA: Open Source uPortal Implementation at University of Georgia,” at the upcoming EDUCAUSE Southeast Regional Conference 2009.
 

Jayashree Adkoli is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jayashree's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Patrick Barnard


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