Unicon Expands Services and Support to Include Sakai 10

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Latest Version of Sakai Features Innovative Tools for Teaching, Learning, and Collaboration

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Unicon, Inc., a leading IT consulting, services, and support provider specializing in open source for the education technology market, today announced services and support for Sakai 10, the latest version of the Sakai software. Sakai, a project of the Apereo Foundation, is an open source learning management system that provides a flexible and feature-rich environment for teaching, learning, research, and other collaboration. Unicon services for Sakai include consulting, hosting, performance testing, software engineering, solution delivery, systems integration, training, and user experience. Unicon provides enterprise commercial support and consulting for select open source projects, including Sakai, through its Open Source Support program. This SLA-driven program is backed by an accountable team of open source experts, each possessing deep experience within the select open source projects.

"Sakai now has a decade-long track record as an innovative, reliable, scalable learning management system and is one of the most efficient and practical ways to foster online learning. It is a shining example of a sustainable community-based open source software project,” said John A. Lewis, Chief Software Architect, Unicon. "We are proud that Unicon has been a significant contributor to the development of Sakai 10 and to helping keep it on the cutting-edge of learning technology. Unicon will continue to provide comprehensive services and support for the latest releases of Sakai along with a many other high-quality open source software platforms for the education market."

Unicon's Sakai services and support teams are open source systems experts with deep community and project knowledge. Leveraging experience gained from hundreds of open source framework implementations, Unicon's services and support teams can help the institution design, implement, and maintain an online learning environment.

Learn more about Unicon’s services and support for Sakai at http://www.unicon.net/opensource/sakai.

About Sakai 10
The Sakai framework and tools add value to instructors, researchers, and students by supporting teaching and learning, allowing ad hoc groups, and by facilitating community and research collaboration. These capabilities enable instructors to efficiently develop and manage courses, communicate with students, and facilitate research. Sakai 10 features two new tool contributions to Sakai core, better support for audio and video using HTML 5, infrastructure improvements, about 50 security fixes, performance improvements, a number of new features, and close to 2,000 fixes. Over 40 institutions and organizations contributed to the development of Sakai 10. Read more at sakaiproject.org.

About Apereo
The Apereo Foundation was formed by the merger of Jasig and the Sakai Foundation in late December 2012. Sakai and Jasig had pioneered 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. The core mission of the Foundation is to "assist and facilitate educational organizations which collaborate to foster, develop, and sustain open technologies and innovation to support learning, teaching, and research.” Learn more at http://www.apereo.org.

About Unicon
Unicon, Inc. is a leading provider of IT consulting, services, and support for education technology and works with institutions and organizations to find solutions to meet business challenges. Unicon specializes in using open source technologies to deliver flexible and cost-effective systems in the areas of identity and access management, student success, mobile computing, learning management systems, portals, online video, calendaring, email, and collaboration. Unicon is a Commercial Affiliate of the Apereo Foundation; an InCommon Affiliate and Participant; an Industry Member of Internet2; an Affiliate Member of IMS Global Learning Consortium; an Advanced Consulting Partner in the Amazon Web Services Partner Network; an Organization Member of the Drupal Association; a Solution Partner of Kaltura; a Services Partner of Liferay; and a reseller of Zimbra. For more information, visit: http://www.unicon.net.

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