Unicon Announces Services and Support for Apereo uPortal 5

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Leading Open Source Enterprise Portal Now Provides Higher Education with a Modernized, Responsive, Cloud-Friendly Experience

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Unicon, Inc., a leading provider of technology consulting, services, and support for the education industry, today announced services and support for Apereo uPortal 5 at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA. Unicon’s services for uPortal include Implementation, Customization, Integration, Standards Testing (Performance, Accessibility, and Security), Upgrades, and Technical Support via Unicon’s Open Source Support program. uPortal is the leading open source enterprise portal framework built by and for higher education, and has been adopted by hundreds of institutions, K-12 schools, and research communities worldwide since 2001.

“uPortal 5 addresses the needs of academic users for systems aggregation and a centralized user experience, by providing a modernized portal for the online campus,” said John C. Blakley, Unicon. “Our services and support for uPortal 5 allow us to provide our clients with the features and capabilities expected by next generation students.”

uPortal 5 offers many significant improvements over previous versions. New features include a modernized build and deploy process; cloud-friendly updates; Soffits (support for new types of content); a reduced learning curve for easier adoption and deployment; and WCAG 2.0 Level AA Accessibility. This latest version significantly enhances uPortal's ability to aggregate and personalize data from a variety of campus systems. uPortal 5 provides an institution's users with a central hub for accessing digital platforms and content.

The Unicon team combines deep platform knowledge with over 15 years of uPortal experience to help institutions with deployment and customization. Learn how to set up a local development uPortal deployment in Unicon’s latest article by Drew Wills (a primary contributor to uPortal 5): https://www.unicon.net/about/articles/uportal-50-running.

As one of the original Apereo Commercial Affiliates, Unicon is showcasing its services for uPortal at booth #1530 during the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, November 1 – November 2, Philadelphia PA. Unicon provides services and support for a number of Apereo projects, including Central Authentication Service (CAS), EQUELLA, Sakai, uPortal, and several open learning analytics projects.

To learn more about Unicon’s services for uPortal, please visit http://www.unicon.net/opensource/uportal. For further information on uPortal, visit http://www.apereo.org/projects/uportal.

About Apereo
The Apereo Foundation exists to help educational institutions collaborate to develop, use and sustain open source software for learning, teaching and research. It is a membership organization, with members on four continents. Membership ranges from community colleges to major research-intensive institutions. Apereo currently supports nineteen software solutions, which are listed at http://www.apereo.org. The Apereo Foundation is a non-profit corporation registered in New Jersey.

About Unicon
Unicon is a leading provider of technology consulting, services, and support for the education industry. Institutions and corporations leverage Unicon’s domain expertise across numerous disciplines, including identity and access management (IAM), learning analytics/student success, standards-based integration, portals, content lifecycle, and Amazon Web Services (AWS). Unicon’s depth of experience in designing, building, integrating, operating, and supporting learning, assessment, and institutional systems ensures the right skills and technologies are applied to every engagement. Unicon is a Contributing Member of IMS Global Learning Consortium; a Commercial Affiliate of the Apereo Foundation; a Trust and Identity Solution Provider in the Internet2 Industry Program and an Industry Member of Internet2; an InCommon Participant; an Instructure Certified Partner; a Desire2Learn (D2L) Technology Partner; a GSA Industry Partner and Schedule 70 Contract Holder; an Advanced Consulting Partner in the AWS Partner Network, a member of the AWS Education Competency Program, and a member of the AWS Public Sector Program. For more information, visit: http://www.unicon.net.

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