With 45,000 students, 700 professors and 2,700 other academic staff across 18 faculties, Ludwig-Maximilians-UniversitÃ¤t MÃ¼nchen (LMU MÃ¼nchen) is one of the largest universities in Germany. The University was looking to enhance staff, student and partner collaboration across its campus using a Web-based platform that would provide secure access to documents, blogs, wikis and other Web 2.0 tools, as well as workflows to manage administrative processes.
“To find a more comprehensive solution, we consulted the Forrester Wave report on collaboration platforms, and looked at the three leading candidates: IBM Lotus Notes, Microsoft SharePoint, and Novell Vibe OnPrem,” said Dr. Werner Degenhardt, Head of IT at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences. “We like to stay independent of individual vendors as far as possible. Novell Vibe OnPrem is based on an open source project, and although many of its advanced functionalities are proprietary Novell technologies, the rest of the source code is openly available. Novell Vibe OnPrem is extremely open and extensible, it integrates very well with everything that is already in place. For this reason, it was the most viable option for us.”
With thousands of students and faculty currently using Novell Vibe OnPrem, it is proving to be a highly flexible and value-added solution to LMU MÃ¼nchen’s academic environment. Learn more about how Vibe OnPrem is helping LMU MÃ¼nchen here.