Migration

Desktop

LVM convert 10,000 corporate desktops to ubuntu with services from Canonical

by Canonical on 5 April 2011

Canonical today announced the successful migration of 10 000 desktops to Ubuntu by German insurance company LVM Versicherung. The project was undertaken with consulting from Canonical’s professional services team and will receive ongoing support from the …

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Moodlerooms boosts reliability with Ubuntu Server and Ubuntu Advantage

by Canonical on 16 March 2011

Ubuntu Advantage subscription service resolves issues, fast Summary Solution provider Moodlerooms provides a range of educational tools for universities and schools. With hundreds of thousands of users at any one time, Moodlerooms must ensure that its …

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Legislators in Kerala, India work better with Ubuntu laptops

by Canonical on 17 February 2011

Tens of thousands of dollars saved on software licensing Summary The Government of Kerala wanted to provide 141 members of its legislative assembly with new laptop computers to help increase productivity and collaboration. Working with Canonical …

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10 reasons to migrate

by Canonical on 11 February 2011

The computing world is extremely polarised when it comes to proprietary vs. open source, and a million industry voices tell a million different stories. Even so, there are still very real differences between the two philosophies …

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Skalica City Hall reduces costs by 70 per cent with Ubuntu

by admin on 16 December 2010

Landscape systems management simplifies maintenance Summary Based in Slovakia, the Skalica City Hall IT team must provide a reliable and easy-to-use desktop infrastructure to 120 users. The team found that its existing Microsoft Windows XP-based environment …

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AMTRON delivers 28,000 Ubuntu-based PCs to students in Assam

by Canonical on 10 November 2010

India-based government information and communication technologies (ICT) provider The Assam Electronics Development Corporation (AMTRON) needed to provide every Assam student who achieved 60 per cent or higher in their school leaving exams with a free PC. …

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La Gendarmerie Nationale upgrades 85,000 PCs to Ubuntu Desktop Edition

by Canonical on 10 November 2010

Summary La Gendarmerie Nationale's IT team must ensure that the police force can provide a responsive and cost-effective service nationwide. With growing IT infrastructure costs, the organisation decided to review its existing Microsoft based environment. After …

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Wikimedia chooses Ubuntu for all of its servers

by Canonical on 4 October 2010

Background Most people with a passing acquaintance with a browser or Google search know Wikipedia, the web-based encyclopedia spanning topics from the ridiculous to the sublime. Want Britney Spear’s bio? It’s there. Want a quick briefing …

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Oakland University replaces UNIX with Ubuntu

by Canonical on 4 October 2010

Company overview Oakland University, a state-supported college in Rochester, Mich., teaches some 18,000 students across its liberal arts, business administration, health sciences, engineering and computer science schools. The 3,000-student School of Engineering and Computer Science (SECS), …

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Chicago-based financial services company chooses Ubuntu and cuts server infrastructure by 70 per cent

by Canonical on 4 October 2010

Financial services company Equitec was running its mission-critical, proprietary trading software on 100 Windows-based servers. After experiencing a series of performance issues, the company decided to upgrade to Ubuntu 8.04 LTS. Now Equitec can run its …

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Ubuntu is the open source platform of choice for Oxford Archaeology

by Canonical on 4 October 2010

Out with the proprietary software and in with open source. Moving to Ubuntu is proving to be an excellent decision by Oxford Archaeology. Background Oxford Archaeology, as its name implies, is no high-tech newbie. The company, …

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Ubuntu proved the optimal choice for a non-profit radio station

by Canonical on 30 September 2010

Simplicity in switching, ease-of-use, great client/server side management and outstanding reliability – Ubuntu proved the best choice for KRUU-FM Radio Station. Background KRUU-FM, a non-profit community radio station based in Iowa, USA, broadcasts locally 24 hours …