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AI/ML in retail: how the shopping experience has changed 1

AI/ML in retail: how the shopping experience has changed

AI/ML is reinventing the reality of many industries, including retail. From brick-and-mortar stores to online marketplaces, retail companies are all increasing their investments in artificial intelligence, in order to gain a competitive advantage, better understand their customers and solve some of their long-lasting problems.  Unlike some other spaces, retailers quickly moved towards a data-driven approach, …

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Open source and cybersecurity: from prevention to recovery 3

Open source and cybersecurity: from prevention to recovery

So you have just installed the latest antivirus and turned on your shiny new firewall. Now your organisation is fully secure, right?  The reality is that all the security products in the world will never be able to fully protect your data centre or your business from security threats. Because of the asymmetry between attackers …

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Accelerate automotive 3D models with vGPU 6

Accelerate automotive 3D models with vGPU

In previous blog posts, we’ve covered digital twins in the automotive industry and how they can help further the development of autonomous vehicles, among other use cases. We’ve also explored how to speed up development in distributed engineering teams cost effectively with virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) with virtual graphics processing units (vGPUs), like those from …

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Empowering developers in financial services with desktop as a service 11

Empowering developers in financial services with desktop as a service

The pandemic has accelerated the trend toward remote working environments but it also pushed governance and security issues to the top of the priority list for IT departments within financial institutions. Employees, and developers in particular, need the technological agility to work remotely given the hybrid workplace model being adopted by the majority of organisations. …

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Apache Kafka service design for low latency and no data loss 13

Apache Kafka service design for low latency and no data loss

Designing a production service environment around Apache Kafka that delivers low latency and zero-data loss at scale is non-trivial. Indeed, it’s the holy grail of messaging systems. In this blog post, I’ll outline some of the fundamental service design considerations that you’ll need to take into account in order to get your service architecture to …

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Canonical announces new enterprise-grade Ubuntu images designed for Intel IoT platforms 17

Canonical announces new enterprise-grade Ubuntu images designed for Intel IoT platforms

The optimised Ubuntu images target industrial computing on next-gen Intel SoCs 15 November 2022: Canonical announced today the availability of new enterprise-grade Ubuntu images designed for next-gen Intel IoT platforms. Purpose-built for industrial environments and use cases, the latest Ubuntu images on Intel hardware deliver the performance, safety, and end-to-end security enterprises expect from the …

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Hold your horses, I mean snaps! New feature lets you stop snap updates, for as long as you need 18

Hold your horses, I mean snaps! New feature lets you stop snap updates, for as long as you need

One of the core aspects of the snap ecosystem is the built-in, robust auto-update mechanism. Whenever there is a snap update available in the Snap Store, the snapd service will apply it, keeping your software patched and up to date. Most of the time, this works great. In some scenarios, though, this may not be …

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Canonical at AWS re:Invent 2022 19

Canonical at AWS re:Invent 2022

AWS re:Invent is a learning conference hosted by Amazon Web Services for the global cloud computing community. The in-person event features keynote announcements, training and certification opportunities, access to technical sessions, and so much more. Canonical is proud to sponsor AWS re:Invent this year and have presence on the Expo. Join us in Las Vegas …

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How can the financial services sector tackle cloud concentration risk?

How can the financial services sector tackle cloud concentration risk?

The use of cloud computing by financial institutions has significantly increased in the last few years, a trend that was further accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. In the next few years, financial institutions will need to continuously balance the pressure to innovate quickly while managing risk and combating financial crime.  According to Synergy Research Group, …

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Join us at UbuCon Asia in Seoul this November! 22

Join us at UbuCon Asia in Seoul this November!

The UbuCon Asia organizers invite you to UbuCon Asia 2022 (November 26–27) in Seoul, in-person for the first time, where the autumn leaves are beautiful and ripe. UbuCon Asia is an event by Ubuntu Communities in Asia that brings together hundreds of Ubuntu users, developers, contributors, enthusiasts  and many other interested people. It is a …

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