154 posts from 2012

Solving design problems

By Matthew Paul Thomas, 23 November 2012

To solve a design problem, define the target user, test the existing solution (if any), evaluate alternative solutions, and test with real users. The more of these steps you can follow, the better the results.

Six near-future scenarios

By Canonical, 21 November 2012

Enterprise cloud computing might be uncertain. But if you want to start making it happen then you’ve come to the right place. This new, free ebook will show you why Ubuntu is the ideal platform for …

What’s Ubuntu’s role in OpenStack?

By Canonical, 21 November 2012

Ubuntu is the fastest and best-supported route to creating an OpenStack cloud.

Unity Technologies releases 4.0 including game export for Ubuntu

By Canonical, 15 November 2012

The Unity cross-platform development tool version 4 has been released from beta into the growing world of Ubuntu game development. Every Unity developer is now only a few clicks away from publishing in the Ubuntu Software …

Cloud Model Checklist

By Canonical, 14 November 2012

You have critical decisions ahead as you take your first steps into cloud computing. One of them will be whether to build a private cloud infrastructure in your own data centre, make use of one of …

Cloud computing: private, public or both?

By Kyle MacDonald, 14 November 2012

This article was published in Virtual Strategy magazine earlier this month. We think you’ll like it, so here it is. “A growing number of organisations worldwide are seeing the value of cloud computing as a way …

Your questions answered: the best of our webinars Q&A

By Mark Baker, 12 November 2012

What protection is available against my organisation infringing another company’s intellectual property when we use open source software? (Question covered in the Ubuntu Cloud webinar) ANSWER The question is a serious one. Thousands of developers from …

Do closed clouds slow down time to market?

By Mark Baker, 12 November 2012

Get close to the business. It is a maxim CIOs live by. It means understanding exactly what drives the organisation. In a downturn, everyone wants to cut costs, but in some businesses, this is not as …

Windows 8 part 2: Licensing complexity

By Canonical, 12 November 2012

Last time we talked about how Windows 8 brings a dramatic shift to user experience. Today we’re going to explore whether businesses can escape the Window’s licensing complexity for a simpler, more cost-effective approach. It comes …

Splice, Walking Mars, Machinarium, and Crayon Physics Deluxe debut in Ubuntu Software Center

By Canonical, 8 November 2012

Another selection of mobile games from the Humble Bundle has been released with the fourth installment of the Humble Bundle for Android. As always we have awesome Ubuntu Desktop debuts: Splice, Walking Mars, Machinarium, and Crayon …

Catch the cloud with OpenStack webinars

By Canonical, 8 November 2012

OpenStack, your foundation for Cloud computing 14 November 2012 at 4pm GMT The open cloud, based on OpenStack, is fast becoming one of the most popular cloud platforms. OpenStack delivers open standards, modularity and scalability, and …

Back to Lecturing for the day

By Canonical, 5 November 2012

In my last post, I spoke about my transition from academia to industry. One thing that I felt I would miss were the opportunities to speak to students, and watch their progression throughout the year. So …