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Univention Apps integrate seamlessly with each other and into existing (Active Directory) environments, and come with integrated update mechanisms. The range of these Univention Apps is wide, from groupware and document management up to filesync/-sharing and backup solutions and will be extended continuously.

Univention Apps are perfect for end users who want ready-to-use business applications, on the cloud or on-premises, combined with an easy identity management and the possibility to integrate them into the existing IT environment.

Cloud service providers are also welcome to integrate the Univention App Platform into their provisioning system with the opportunity to offer their customers an individual selection or even the entire range of available Univention Apps.

If you are an app vendor, you are very invited to certify your app for the Univention App Platform and take advantage of the steadily growing network of cloud service providers that are offering Univention Apps.

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Ubuntu To Ship On Lenovo Thinkpad L450 In India - Welcome Ubuntu

Ubuntu To Ship On Lenovo Thinkpad L450 In India - Welcome Ubuntu

I am very happy with the news that yesterday Canonical declared the launch of Ubuntu in India on Lenovo Thinkpad L450. Yes, you heard right! I was waiting for them to come in India and now wait is over! The laptops may be start shipping early this month. Let's take a deeper look at the Lenovo Thinkpad L450 on which Ubuntu is being shipped. Ubuntu Istiqbal/Swagat hai! (We welcome Ubuntu).

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System Integration Market - Global Industry Analysis and Forecast 2015 - 2021

System integration (SI) enables to build computing systems for end users by combining hardware and software products from several vendors. By implementing systems integration, a company can acquire cheaper, pre-configured components of software. These small components of software help company to achieve key business goals. Otherwise the companies have to purchase customized, more expensive software; this may also require manufacturing of unique products or original programming. Creation of these information systems include designing and building a new customized applications or architecture, after building software components, they are integrated with the existing or new software and hardware packages and communication infrastructure. There are some system integrators such as SAP providing more specialized and specific applications.

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High investments in IT in last decade have created a huge demand for the system integration market. As the information technology developed the adoption and implementation of information technology system were high, this generated the distributed information system all over the industries and organization generating the demand for integration of the distributed systems. Thus high investment in distributed information technology system is the main driver for the system integration market. With this there are many emerging technologies supporting system integration market such as bid data and cloud. Cloud implementation and big data solutions implementation is the new trend in the information technology systems market. Thus companies are adopting the integration of their data with adoption of these technologies such as big data and cloud providing added advantages to the companies implementing it. Development in automation sector is driving system integration market, as adoption of system integration technologies is high in automation sector. 

High implementation cost and time required for the effective implementation of system integration is resulting into less adoption of system integration technologies. With this there are very less number of international standard protocols for the communication between two or more information technology sub-systems resulting into complexities for the system integrators. If the industry previously is using legacy systems then it results into increased complexities for system integration. For system integration the network infrastructure must be standard, thus lack of network infrastructure is resulting into deferred demand for the system integration market.

System integration market is segmented on the basis of system integration service type, end-use industry and geography. On the basis of type the system integration market is broadly segmented into three major types namely infrastructure system integration services, application system integration services and business consulting services. Infrastructure system integration services are segmented into network management, data center management, building management, security and surveillance management, cloud based integration management and enterprise management. Application system integration services are segmented into data integration, unified communication, integrated social software, application integration and others. Further business consulting services are segmented into business process integration, business transformation and application lifecycle management.

System integration market is segmented on the basis of end-user industry into banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI), defense, healthcare, telecommunication and IT, oil gas and energy, transportation, retail and others (pharmaceuticals, public sector, education and automotive). And on the basis of geography system integration market can be segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and rest of the world (RoW).

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Some of the major players in system integration market are Accenture Plc., BAE Systems Plc., Capgemini S.A., Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), Fujitsu Limited, General Dynamics Corporation, Harris Corporation, IBM Corporation, Infosys Technologies, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Raytheon Company, Leidos Corporation, Tata Consultancy Service Limited and Wipro Limited. With this global players system integration market in Asia Pacific is dominated by local players, such as there are many local players in China and India dominating and holding the maximum market shares.


Global Business Analytics and Enterprise Software Publishing Market 2015 - 2021

Business analytics & enterprise software publishing industry includes development and distribution of customer relationship management (CRM), business analytics, business intelligence (BI), predictive analysis software, collaboration software and other enterprise oriented software solutions. Additionally, it offers training and consulting services related with these softwares. The business analytics & enterprise software publishing market includes publishing activities for business analytics solutions such as predictive analysis software and enterprise software solutions such as enterprise resource planning. Recently, business analytics and enterprise software publishing industry has witnessed a steady growth and with technological advancements the market is anticipated to witness a steady growth throughout the forecast period. Owing to this IT companies are majorly focusing on design and development of effective business analytics tools including basic reporting to advanced and complex forecasting and data mining tools. These solutions allow businesses and data analysts to extract future insights from the provided corporate data which when transformed to actions, delivers high levels of profitability and efficiency to the enterprise. Technologically advances in business intelligence and analytics software such as Analytics Pro (by SAS) are driving this market. Small scale businesses look for software, including enterprise resource planning and customer relationship management applications and therefore are potential opportunities for this market. 

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Low rate of interest and one-time tax benefits to upgrade information technology (IT) infrastructure is luring corporations to incorporate changes in their existing IT services. This trend is a major driver for the business analytics & enterprise software publishing market. The business analytics & enterprise software publishing market is characterized by mergers and acquisitions wherein large companies acquire small competitors in order to expand their product and service offerings, and to escalate its sales revenue. Software companies are spending huge amounts for acquiring high performance cloud computing businesses and enterprise software vendors. For instance, Oracle acquired Hyperion Solutions Corporation, Siebel CRM Systems Inc., PeopleSoft, Nimbula, Inc. and Taleo Corporation. Similarly, IBM Corporation acquired SPSS Statistics, Cognos Inc., SoftLayer Technologies Inc. and Varicent Software Inc. These acquisitions have aided software vendors to increase its product offerings and in turn its customer base. Most of the companies have transformed from traditional software solutions to Software as a Service (SaaS). They are offering cost effective cloud models, in order to retain existing corporate customers. The latest web based pay-as-you-go service will allow firewall restricted business applications to access any secure internet connection.

The business analytics & enterprise software publishing market is concentrated with four firms controlling a majority of industry share (IBM Corporation, Oracle Corporation, SAP AG, and Microsoft Corporation). The market witnesses fewer products from the major companies competing among each other to obtain competitive edge. Moreover, various licensing schemes and government regulations have tend to lead customers towards brands.

The business analytics & enterprise software publishing market is in the dawn of its growth potential. With technological advancements, innovative predictive analysis tools are expected to get introduced in near future which will unlock new business avenues for this market.

Major players in the business analytics & enterprise software publishing market are Microsoft Corporation, Oracle Corporation, IBM Corporation, SAP AG and Tableau Software, Inc., QlikTech International AB , Tibco Software, Inc. MicroStrategy Inc., SAS Institute, Inc.

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  • Market segmentation on the basis of type, application, product, and technology (as applicable)
  • Geographic segmentation
    • North America
    • Europe
    • Asia 
    • RoW
  • Market size and forecast for the various segments and geographies for the period from 2010 to 2020
  • Company profiles of the leading companies operating in the market
  • Porter’s Five Forces Analysis of the market

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Storage Networking Market - Global Industry Analysis and Forecast 2015 - 2021

Storage networking, also known as storage area network, is a network used to provide access to a secured, block level data storage. These networks are used to enhance the capacity of mass storage devices (tape libraries, optical jukeboxes and disk arrays) that have access to servers. Storage networking ensures that these storage devices appear as locally attached drives to any operating system. It links all storage devices together in any network and connects them to different operating systems in other IT networks. The storage networking market is primarily driven by explosion of digital data which generates the need for developing secure, efficient and effective data storage infrastructure among enterprises. Storage networking is a technology specially designed to allow computer systems to share huge volumes of data across high-speed local area networks, owing to which it isexpected to be the future of recent IT storage needs. The storage networking is used in various applications in industry sectors such as government communications, media and services, banking and securities, manufacturing and natural resources, insurance, retail, transportation, healthcare, entertainment and education. 

In the information driven world, the amount of data that is generated is increasing at a rapid pace. The digital era has made possible electronic data capture for individuals, government agencies and private companies that enables them browse, store and share huge volumes of data securely. Private companies have been key contributors for information explosion and creating large amounts of data. Additionally, increase in implementation of customer relationship management and enterprise resource planning solutions have majorly contributed to data explosion through generating huge volumes of information about suppliers, partners and customers.

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Healthcare and entertainment industries are primary contributors fueling the growth of the global storage networking market. Data explosion is making these two sectors lucrative adopters of storage networking technology. Another key factor responsible for an increased demand for storage networking technology from the entertainment industry is the continuously rising data volume due to propagation of the broadband internet services. For instance, social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter accumulate huge amounts of data and therefore are potential opportunities for storage networking market. Similarly, rising pressure to store huge volumes of medical data in the healthcare industry is also a key reason forcing this industry to adopt storage networking technology. Growing importance of maintaining patient related data is likely to offer a banquet of opportunities for storage networking industry.

Rising adoption of cost reduction techniques such as server virtualization is likely to boost storage networking market in the near future. Server virtualization integrates various emerging technologies such as Service-oriented architecture (SOA), Green IT and Software as a Service (SaaS) and therefore is a key strategy among other virtualization drives. Additionally, the implementation of centralized servers which requires more networked and distributed storage facilities is anticipated to enhance market growth. Effective working of virtualized environments depends on factors such as, efficiency, scalability, speed of the storage technology and reliability. With such integrated benefits in storage area network, this technology is poised to reap the highest benefits.

Major players in the storage networking market include Cisco Systems, Inc., Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., Coraid, Inc., Dell, Inc., Cutting Edge Networked Storage, EMC Corporation, Hewlett-Packard Company, Emulex Corporation, International Business Machines Corporation, NetApp, Inc., LSI Corporation, NETGEAR, Inc., Overland Storage, Inc., Nexsan Technologies, Inc., and QLogic Corporation.


IoT Security Market - Global Industry Analysis and Forecast 2015 - 2021

Internet of Things (IoT) connects devices such as industrial equipment and consumer objects on to a network, enabling gathering of information and management of these devices through software to increase efficiency and enable new services. IoT combines hardware, embedded software, communication services, and IT services. IoT helps create smart communication environments such as smart shopping, smart homes, smart healthcare, and smart transportation. The major components of IoT include WSN (Wireless Sensor Network), RFID (Radio Frequency Identification), cloud services, NFC (Near Field Communication), gateways, data storage & analytics, and visualization elements. IoT helps in effective management and monitoring of the multiple interconnected. IoT security can be addressed through network powered technology. 

The Internet of Things has access to organizations existing operational technology (OT) networks and information technology in addition to multiple devices, sensors and other smart objects. Increasing dependence on the existing network connectivity gives rise to challenges including security threats. The priority and focus of the IT network is to protect data confidentially and secure access, ensuring operational and employee safety. Thus, there is an increased demand for IoT security solutions at workplace. The companies such as Cisco systems are trying to develop the approach that combines physical and cyber security components for employee safety and protection of the entire system. 

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To ensure the efficient functioning of devices such as smartphones, tablets, and PDAs at workplace, it is crucial to maintain network infrastructure security. The global IoT security market can be segmented on the basis of end-users and geography. Based on end-users, the market can be segmented into utilities, automobiles, and healthcare among others. On the basis of geography the global IoT security market can be segmented on five major regions which includes North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America and Middle East & Africa. 

The need for the regulatory compliance is one of the major factors driving the market growth. With huge amount of digital information being transferred between people, the government of several economies are taking steps to secure networks from hackers and virus threats by establishing strict regulatory framework. Thus, compliance with such regulations is expected to support the demand for IoT security solutions.  Furthermore, with advancements in technologies such as 3G and 4G LTE, threats such as data hacking have increased, which in turn have forced governments across the globe to establish stringent regulatory framework supporting the deployment of IoT security solutions. Emergence of smart city concept is expected to offer sound opportunity for the market growth in the coming years. The governments in the developed economies have already taken steps to develop smart cities by deploying Wi-Fi hotspots at multiple locations within a city. However, the market for IoT security solutions suffers from high cost of installation. The cost of installation is usually high to provide machine to machine communication, which has impeded the market growth in emerging cost sensitive economies. 

Some of the key players in global IoT security market includes Cisco Systems, Infineon Technologies, Intel Corporation, Siemens AG, Wurldtech Security, Alcatel-Lucent S.A., Axeda Machine Cloud, Checkpoint Technologies, IBM Corporation, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd, AT&T Inc., and NETCOM On-Line Communication Services, Inc. among others.


Identity Management – What you Need to Know (Benefits and Solution)

Identity management is one of the keywords in IT and everyone knows, at least roughly, what it is and that every business should have that. But what is it exactly and what are the real benefits for enterprises setting up a central identity management (IdM).

James Barton from pascom (system house) explains this very well in his latest blog post in the Univention blog. He outlines all corporate benefits that will make your business much more productive and safe, illustrating this by the example of the integration between the IT infrastructure management solution Univention Corporate Server and the VoIP telephone system MobyDick.

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Working On The Go – How You Stay Productive and in Control of Your Data

Kevin D. Korte, President of Univention North America, posted the second article in his series about his first year's experiences in the United States. He talks about the difficulties you can encounter from working on the go and gives valuable advice of how you can always ensure access to relevant data while assuring that everything will be synchronized, merged and saved in the end.

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Adopt Agile Scrum Development & Enhance your Company Performance

Agile development is a simple and lightweight framework that focuses on rapid delivery of business value. It is often described as iterative and incremental process because in this development process team develops software and gathers requirements simultaneously. This development process reduces the overall risk associated with the software development process.

What is Agile Software Development?

Agile Software Development is the methodology that focuses on keeping the code simple and delivers functional bits of application as soon as they get ready. The most popular agile development life cycle model is Extreme programming .In extreme programming each iterations require testing. When any change is made in code then each component is tested and then integrated with existing code. With the continuous integration changes are easily incorporated continuously into software build.

What is scrum?

Scrum is an effective way to manage product development and complex software by using incremental and iterative practices. It is basically an agile methodology that can be applied to any project .This methodology is well suited for those projects whose requirements are changing rapidly. Scrum is often seen as methodology but actually it is a framework for completing complex projects. It is an agile way to manage any product usually software development. Scrum is basically a lightweight process for agile development. It helps in maximizing the productive that is available for getting the useful work done.

Benefits of Agile Scrum Development

  • Agile Scrum Development saves time and money of the companies
  • This process increases the quality of the product
  • Fast moving developments can be quickly coded and tested using this methodology so that mistakes can be easily corrected.
  • This type of development is iterative in nature and it requires continuous response of the user
  • With agile scrum development product can be delivered on scheduled time
  • Agile Scrum is compatible with any technology or programming language
  • The overhead cost of agile scrum development in terms of process and management is very less
  • Agile Development Scrum enhances the customer and client relationship by giving high quality product
  • It has more predictable release cycle with built-in testing process that leads to product stability.


Agile Scrum Development promote a disciplined project management process to give high quality product to the clients .So if you are looking for agile training for your team members then choose experienced trainers to improve your company performance.


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Rafael Laguna from Open-Xchange: Make money with Open Source software

Rafael Laguna, CEO of Open-Xchange, the producer of the groupware Open-Xchange, explains in this article that the Open Source industry and its contributors have evolved from "ponytailed computer geeks" to worldwide successful companies and IT professionals who are paid for their contribution to Open Source software which led to the rise of this industry.

The complete article can be found in the Univention blog.


Test It Right: 3 Open Source Load Testing Tools for Your Application!

Planning to launch a new web application? Are you sure it works well enough and loads on time, even when the traffic reaches a breaking point? If you are not sure, here is something that requires your immediate attention.

A surefire way of being certain that the performance of your application maintained is by monitoring it regularly. For this, use of novel testing tools is highly suggested. Out of all the superb testing software and tools available over the Internet these days, choosing the best one can often be a tricky task. So, enlisted below are 3 most convenient open source load testing tools that you can use for your application. Of course, you can avail customized and premium ones such as PeopleSoft Application Load Testing tools also, but it is suggested that you must run the first test on an open source one.

Given below are three superb tools which you can bring into use for testing your application of errors and bugs:

  1. 1.The Grinder: This is a free Java-based load testing platform, licensed by the BSD-style open source tool, which was developed by Paco Gomez and maintained by Philip Aston. The contribution of the company with many enhancements, translations, and fixes. Making the Grinder valiant, it features with the two main parts:
  • ØGrinder Agents: Having a number of workers to create the load, Grinder agents are the headless load generators.
  • ØGrinder Console: It controls the number of Grinder agents that monitors the results through the various applications. It is used for editing or developing test suites.

This is how the Grinder can be proved affluent to your website. Here are some of its key features:

  • Strewn testing balances the number of agent instances
  • Flexible specification that includes the generating test data on-the-fly has the capability to use external data sources like databases, files, and many more.
  • Supportive to multi-protocols
  • Network Activity is recorded by the Grinder test script


  1. 2.Tsung: Known as IDX-Tsunami, it is the only java based open source performance testing tool. It is simple to install as like "apt-get install erlang” (Tsung relies on Erlang).

In 2001, Nicolas Niclausse developed the Tsung. Also, he had originally implemented a distributed load testing solution for Jabber (XMPP). This success followed in 2003, where he productively performed the HTTP protocol load Testing.

In present times, it functions fully on testing solution with the support of modern protocols like databases, web socket, and more.

Therefore, TSung have many features to explore:

  • Enables the replication of thousands of virtual users on mid-end developer machines
  • Supportive to multiple protocols, it has dynamic scenarios and mixed behaviors by allowing the load patterns to be combined in a single test.
  • Embeds easy-readable load reports


  1. 3.Apache JMeter: The only desktop application in present times, Apache JMeter is a user-friendly GUI. Through this, the test development and debugging processes becomes easier. Since 2009, Apache JMeter is now a popular source to remedy solution like Silk Performer. JMeter is widely adopted and has the modular structure extended by the plugins. This implies that the features developed by the Apache Software Foundation or online contributors implements the protocols through the plugins. Here are few of them:
  • JMeter is a platform that is suitable to any operating system with java.
  • Scalable in nature, JMeter executes various distribution modes i.e. it can control a number of remote hosts.
  • Multi-featured that visualize and analyze performance test results

These tools are flexible enough to correlation, assertions and distributed testing capabilities.

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