Thursday, May 14, 2009

University of Georgia Launches MyUGA Student Portal on uPortal 3 Open Source Platform

Unicon, Inc., a leading provider of software consulting services for the education market, congratulates the University of Georgia for the successful launch of its next-generation MyUGA Web site based on the open source uPortal 3 platform. MyUGA is a single web site designed primarily for students and providing aggregated access to offer a diverse set of resources and web-based services such as electronic mail, course information, student services news, announcements, events, campus maps, etc. Unicon, a Jasig Approved uPortal Solutions Provider, worked closely with the university’s IT staff for the portal’s planning, configuration, implementation, branding, and training. Representatives from the University of Georgia and Unicon will jointly present a seminar featuring real-world examples of their experiences titled, “MyUGA: Open Source uPortal Implementation at University of Georgia”, at the EDUCAUSE Southeast Regional Conference 2009 on June 2, 2009. More information on the conference, visit: http://net.educause.edu/serc09.

“We are very pleased with the successful launch of our MyUGA next-generation student portal based on uPortal. This open source solution provides us with a secure and scalable enterprise platform with the capability to evolve and expand our online services in the future,” said Rehan Khan, Associate CIO, University of Georgia. “Working with Unicon’s excellent professional services team for our portal implementation was a good choice for us. 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.”

"Jasig is excited to see another leading higher education institution utilize uPortal 3 as the enterprise platform for their student portal,” said Jonathan Markow, Executive Director of Jasig. "We welcome the University of Georgia to the uPortal community of users worldwide, and congratulate them on their successful launch of MyUGA.”

“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,” said John C. Blakley, CEO of Unicon, Inc. “Unicon worked closely with the university’s Enterprise Information Technology Services staff and Application Development and Database Management group during the implementation, and congratulates both teams on their excellent work and collaboration.”

University of Georgia and Unicon Present at EDUCAUSE Southeast Regional Conference 2009


Tuesday, June 02, 2009, 8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.


Session Title:
“MyUGA: Open Source uPortal Implementation at University of Georgia”

Presenters:
Rehan Khan, Associate CIO, University of Georgia
Sriman Ravi, IT Manager, University of Georgia
Stephanie LeSueur, Sales Consultant, Unicon, Inc.

Abstract: This presentation will discuss implementing a state-of-the-art portal solution at UGA that replaced the previous portal. It will detail all aspects of the system development life cycle and project management related to the implementation to help beginners and users who are currently implementing a portal solution understand how they can use an open source portal solution or a best-practice approach to portal implementation. Technical as well as project-related details will be covered.

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