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Unicon’s New Academus Open Campus Offers Easy Startup Options for Sakai’s Collaboration and Learning Environment

Site Offers Access to Test Drives, Pilot Projects, Custom Hosted Solutions & Full-Scale Implementations

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PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 31, 2006–Unicon Inc., the leading independent provider of enterprise portal, collaboration, learning, and integration technology for higher education institutions, today announced its new Academus Open Campus (AOC) Portal featuring the latest in Sakai’s Collaboration and Learning Environment technologies. The new site is designed to provide academic administrators, faculty, and IT personnel with a variety of low-cost and low-risk options for quickly evaluating and deploying the latest open source technologies from Sakai and other vendors. The new site is located at www.academusopencampus.com.

“Higher Ed has the daunting challenge of choosing the right technologies to increase the capacity of their online services while maintaining finite resources,” stated John C. Blakely, CEO of Unicon Inc. “Our Academus Open Campus makes those choices easier by providing a variety of scalable options for testing and implementing the latest open-community online learning management solutions.”

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rSmart Launches rSmart Sakai CLE; rSmart Follows Trail Blazed by Red Hat

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 31, 2006–rSmart, the prime source of commercial open source applications for education, announced the availability of the first and only commercial distribution of Sakai, rSmart Sakai CLE, today at the 5th Sakai Conference taking place in Vancouver, British Columbia. The rSmart Sakai CLE enables educational institutions to realize the benefits of open source innovation by offering the comprehensive support and services required when implementing enterprise software on campus.

In much the same way that Red Hat offers its Red Hat Enterprise Linux solution while contributing to the Linux community, rSmart offers its rSmart Sakai CLE as a fully supported version of Sakai.

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