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Explore our latest posts, for insights and tips on all things open source.


Catalyst IT partner with Course Merchant to offer a sophisticated e-commerce solution for their clients.

Selling online education has never been easier. Whether you are an existing higher education provider who wants to sell a high volume of short courses (micro credentialing) or a business offering on-demand webinars or tutorials. Together with Course Merchant, we can help you make this happen.

Third Party Systems Integration: Challenges and opportunities.

Open Source software can help resolve many challenges when it comes to third-party systems integration, user accounts management and enrolments. Our clients who are Moodle users are in a better position than those on custom build proprietary systems.

Preparing your Moodle Upgrade Testing process: greatest dangers, common mistakes and tips on how to avoid those.

Last month, at the Moodle Moot Global 2022 event in Barcelona, some were lucky to attend Meg’s sessions and learn the tricks of the trade on how to make a testing process lead to a smooth upgrade process of a Moodle site. We share some of these tips with you here.

What’s Holding Us Back From Being ‘Open’? Why OS and business resilience go hand in hand.

The Open Source vs Proprietary software debate has existed for as long as we can remember and ‘cost of ownership’ is one of the key benchmarks in the battle. Security, support (maintenance) and customisation are the other three. What we see not considered enough, however, are these additional factors: quality, flexibility and resilience.

Can Your University Remain Competitive?

Connectivity, flexibility and innovative technologies that enable that - whether you are dealing with university students or alumni, they expect it all. Help your organisation remain competitive , consider the following.