Financial services: escaping the burning platform

The financial services industry is standing on a burning platform, it’s time to jump to safety or suffer the consequences. The platform in this picture is the legacy infrastructure that dominates their IT organisations. From ageing servers and a dwindling workforce that’s even capable of running these monoliths, the pressure to change, for many, would […]

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Leading the Vanilla design system

After a busy year of working on our Vanilla CSS framework, I wanted to reflect upon what I have learned, and share my thoughts on leading the design for a growing design system. How it all began Whilst working as a visual designer across our suite of Cloud and Web products, I became aware of […]

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Key considerations when choosing a robot’s operating system

Whether it be down to technological advances, rising market demand or just the ‘cool’ factor, the increase in robotics is happening and across numerous industries from healthcare, industrial to retail. According to IDC, worldwide robotic spending, encompassing hardware, software and related services, is set to reach US$230.7bn by 2021. Much like the wider internet of things […]

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Robots that run Ubuntu

The home for innovators, Ubuntu is a place where developers can create what previously lived solely in the realms of fiction. The internet of things, the cloud, and robots are world changing technologies and they’re all running Ubuntu. With an estimated worldwide spending figure of $103bn by 2020, according to IDC, the field of robotics […]

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Ubuntu Server development summary – 11 September 2018

The purpose of this communication is to provide a status update and highlights for any interesting subjects from the Ubuntu Server Team. If you would like to reach the server team, you can find us at the #ubuntu-server channel on Freenode. Alternatively, you can sign up and use the Ubuntu Server Team mailing list. Spotlight: […]

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What is multi-cloud?

Tech companies, Canonical included, have a problem. That problem is living in buzzwords and jargon, and then assuming everyone knows what we are talking about. At Canonical we call them ‘Canonicalisms’, other companies have their own names for it. Whilst we can joke about it, this over-reliance on jargon is a genuine barrier to our […]

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