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Wednesday, 29 June 2016

IT 4 Business Boot camp: Hands-on seminar for MS Sharepoint and OSS business solutions

The International Hellenic University offers a unique opportunity for a free, hands-on training seminar for developing a series of business solutions, using a variety of software tools. The solutions include:

  • Content Management System (CMS),
  • Reporting,
  • Document Management System (DMS),
  • Business Intelligence (BI),
  • Webforms,
  • Enterprise Resource System (ERP),
  • eLearning and
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

No programming skills are required, however you will learn to think as a developer and you will learn how to deliver projects of highest standards with proprietary software, namely MS Sharepoint, and Open Source Software (OSS) tools including the Bitnami platform and tools like Wordpress, Prestashop and Suite CRM. The pros and cons of each solution will be discussed and the participants will develop their own applications to cover specific business needs.

All participants will get a free, one-year valid, student Microsoft account from SCORM.GR (a training partner of Microsoft). Each account will be used in the seminar workshops and will continue to provide for a full year a training testbed for attendees. 

Instructor: Dr Ioannis Magnisalis






Day I

Using Sharepoint to develop your own applications in minutes: how to use SharePoint for creating CMS, Reporting, DMS, BI, webforms using a case example.

  • Content Management System (CMS)
    • Creating an internal or external website for a company
  • Reporting, Business Intelligence (BI)
  • Using Excel to present, visualise SharePoint data
  • Create documents from data in SharePoint
  • Demonstrate predefined workflow solutions (e.g. document approval)
  • Document Management System (DMS)



Sharepoint - Day II

  • Document Management System (DMS) – part II
    • Defining your own workflows with SharePoint Designer.
  • Designing your own webforms with Infopath
  • Using MS-Access for providing off- and on-line connection to your SharePoint site.



Sharepoint - Day III

  • Building interfaces for Mobile with the PowerApps tool
  • Discussion of Sharepoint extra features e.g. Wikis, Forum, GIS, Dynamics etc.
  • Conclusion and wrap-up using the case example



Open Source tools - Day I

Making your own applications in minutes with OSS using the Bitnami platform: create CMS, Reporting, DMS, BI, webforms, plus more including eShops, ERP, eLearning, CRM.

  • Introduction to the Bitnami platform
  • Examples of implementation of
    • eShop (Presta Shop)
    • CMS (Wordpress)
    • CRM (Suite CRM)



Open Source tools - Day II

  • Application on real world case studies. Working in groups participants will choose their pilot implementation 
  • Presentation of implementations
  • Comparison and discussion



Target Audience

IT4Business Boot Camp 2017 welcomes applicants from a wide range of educational backgrounds. Participants may be students and graduates of related disciplines (Computer Science, MBA, etc.), young ICT professionals, the general public and all those who wish to become familiar with Cloud computing and compare approaches such as Open-source and Microsoft solutions. No programming skills are required, however you will learn to think as a developer and you will deliver projects of highest standards. Applications from other professionals with an interest in IT, will also be taken into consideration. Applicants should be fluent in the English language.


IMPORTANT: Due to lab capacity constraints, the course is open to a maximum of 30 participants and thus (free) prior registration is required. A confirmation email will be sent to all persons who have been selected to attend. The confirmation email is a prerequisite for attending the seminar. If demand exceeds lab capacity, a similar seminar may be offered in the near future.


Registration Form


Applications are open for our Master's programmes:

Additional Info

  • Event date: Tuesday, 11 July 2017
  • Event time: 17:00
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