Jacksonville University Chooses Uniconís Academus Web Content Management Solution Powered by RedDot

From: Unicon and RedDot Solutions
Published: Mon Oct 23 2006

Jacksonville University (JU) in Florida has selected Uniconís Academus Web Content Management (WCM) solution, powered by RedDot Solutions, to manage its new Web site and Intranet. Jacksonville University also chose Uniconís Academus Portal software as a unified front-end for all of its online campus services. Academus WCM will be used by university Web administrators to manage, control, distribute, and publish administrative and academic content throughout the collegeís online campus portal. RedDot Solutions is an Open Text company, which is the world's largest independent provider of Enterprise Content Management software.

"As Jacksonville University continues to grow and expand, the online needs of our students and staff are multiplying," said Gary Farrar, director of systems and planning, Jacksonville University. "The Academus Web Content Management system provides us with an easy and efficient means of updating and maintaining our site so that it becomes the go-to resource for important and timely academic, administrative, and general campus information."

With Academus WCM, Jacksonville University staff will update the JU Web site and shift content updating duties from the IT department to university staff across various departments. With RedDotís Web Content Management Solution at its core, the Academus WCM system allows administrative staff and faculty members to update sections of the Web site with new content, including information on admissions, registration, financial aid, class rosters, and academic records

"Like many schools around the country, Jacksonville University found that its IT staff was spending a disproportionate amount of time tending to daily, routine Web updates that took away from larger, more pressing tech-related issues. Because Unicon built the Academus Portal and Web Content Management system with unique expertise in higher education, Jacksonville now has the best resource for creating a leading Web resource for the JU community," said Detlef Kamps, president of RedDot Solutions.

"As we work to fulfill the specific online needs of universities like Jacksonville, working with RedDot Solutions helps us offer an easy to use solution," said Jim Layne, Vice President of Marketing for Unicon, Inc. "With RedDot, Uniconís Academus WCM is quickly becoming a top choice for universities across the country looking for efficient ways to manage their institutionís Web site content and portals."

About Jacksonville University

JU combines the advantages of a liberal arts college with the strengths of an urban comprehensive university. Its academic programs and resources prepare students for success in their chosen careers and for advanced study at the graduate level. Connections with area businesses and civic organizations provide meaningful internships and educational opportunities outside of the classroom. For further information, please visit: http://www.ju.edu/.

About RedDot Solutions

RedDot Solutions, an Open Text company, provides enterprise content management software to create and manage the content that drives business. Recognized throughout the industry as the fastest to implement and easiest to use, RedDotís software products XCMSô (Extended Content Management System), CMS (Web Content Management Software) and LiveServer are scalable solutions for Web content and document management, business process workflow, personalization and collaboration. More than 1,700 clients worldwide, including March of Dimes, Bank of New York, Honda, Starbucks, STA Travel, Triumph Motorcycles, The National Archives, O2 and London Fire Brigade rely on RedDot to increase productivity, improve operational efficiency and reduce risk. For more information, please visit: http://www.reddot.com/.

About Unicon

Unicon, Inc. is the leading independent provider of open-source frameworks, applications and professional services for the online campus. Unicon delivers enterprise portal, collaboration, learning and integration technology for higher education institutions worldwide, is the leading commercial supporter of the uPortal open source Web portal initiative, and is a Sakai Commercial Affiliate for the community source Collaboration and Learning Environment. The companyís signature Academusģ brand encompasses an Enterprise Portal, Web Content Management system, Collaboration Tools and Learning Environments. Unicon strives to base its solutions on open-source technology for increased productivity and reduced costs. Unicon also provides a full complement of professional consulting, training and support services.

More information about Unicon, Inc. and Academus Open Campus is available at www.unicon.net & www.academusopencampus.com.

Unicon and Academus are Registered Trademarks of Unicon, Inc. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners.

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