Life Lessons: Rock star to resistors to robotics

A love of guitars led Tom Canning indirectly to the Internet of Things and his role as head of IoT and Devices at Canonical. Here, he tells IoT Now how his imagination was fired up lately by an enhanced computer vision use case, he shares about his worst boss, and the importance of listening to

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Failing at the first hurdle: How IoT security risks derailing robotics before it ever goes mainstream

2019 is a big year for robotics, as we are seeing the expansion of automation technologies into new markets. But with IoT security still a weak spot, one major attack within robotics could have a domino effect on the entire industry, says Eric Jensen, head of IoT Product Management at Canonical – the company behind Ubuntu.

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Open infrastructure, developer desktop and IoT are the focus for Ubuntu 19.04

Canonical released Ubuntu 19.04, focused on open infrastructure deployments, the developer desktop, Internet of Things (IoT), and cloud to edge software distribution.

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Artificial intelligence receiving huge Kubernetes boost

There has been a 14-times increase in the amount of Artificial Intelligence (AI) start-ups launching since the turn of the century, according to a study by Stanford University. In the UK alone, says Carmine Rimi, AI product manager at Canonical – the company behind Ubuntu, 

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The end of ownership: IoT’s role in future subscriptions

The idea of ownership is outdated, says Jamie Bennett, VP of Engineering, IoT and Devices at Canonical. Within physical and digital spaces alike, businesses are turning to subscription-based offerings to better suit the demands of their customers – software is sold in installments; renting is the de facto scenario for a young, aspirational generation; and servitisation is

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Canonical announces deployment of Ubuntu Core across Rigado’s IoT gateways

Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, announced that Ubuntu Core will be deployed across Rigado’s Edge Connectivity gateway solutions, further establishing Ubuntu Core as the premier operating system for edge computing devices.

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Skype now available as a snap for Linux users

Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, announced that Skype is now available as a snap, the universal Linux app packaging format. This release means that Skype can deliver its communication service to a wider range of Linux users, including millions on Ubuntu.

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Canonical brings Slack digital workspace to the snap ecosystem for all Linux users

Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, has announced the first iteration of Slack as a snap, bringing collaboration to open source users. Slack is an enterprise software platform that allows teams and businesses of all sizes to communicate effectively. Slack works seamlessly with other software tools within a single integrated environment, providing an accessible archive of an organisation’s communications, information

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Canonical welcomes Spotify as a Snap for Linux users

Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, is happy to announce that Spotify, the music streaming service, is now available as a Snap, the universal Linux app packaging format.

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Exploring IoT monetisation and app stores

As more enterprises embark on the path to IoT, they face 2 obstacles: monetisation and security. A number of them will stay in an analysis paralysis mode, while their competitors and the rest of the market progress. What enterprises are really after is a secure path to growth that lets them experiment now without jeopardising

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Mobile operators: How can they fail when they have so much liquid gold to drill into?

Venezuela needs a make-over doesn’t it? Perhaps the socialist utopia should be re-branded as a great metaphor for the modern mobile operator.

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Research shows 68% of businesses are struggling to hire talent for the IoT, says Canonical

Businesses are struggling to recruit employees with the skills needed to make the Internet of Things (IoT) a success. So says, a new IoT Business Models report from Canonical, the makers of the IoT operating system, Ubuntu Core.

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Should ‘secure’ solution vendors be excited at sales impact of US Senate’s IoT Cybersecurity Act?

As we reported on August 2 (US senators planning bill to ‘secure’ the Internet of Things but users are a weak link, say experts), US senators are demanding tougher security for the Internet of Things (IoT). Draft legislation called the IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act, will mean that smart devices have to meet basic standards to be

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Edge computing powers devices to process before transmission

Mike Bell is the executive vice president of IoT & Devices at Canonical. He joined the company in October 2016 from car maker Jaguar Land Rover’s connected car and in-car entertainment business. This background gives him great familiarity with embedded devices as Canonical focuses its IoT and devices efforts on the mobility, industrial, networking and

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Mocana raises $11m new funding to defend IoT devices and industrial control systems

Mocana Corporation, a provider of mission-critical IoT security solutions for industrial control systems and the Internet of Things, announced that the company has received $11 million in additional investment from Sway Ventures, Shasta Ventures, Trident Capital Fund and GE Ventures.

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Ubuntu offers new foundation for IoT to meet industry need for updates, operations and security

Canonical has released Ubuntu Core 16 for the Internet of Things (IoT), with regular and reliable security updates, and app stores for intelligent connected devices.

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