Canonical is reaching not only to end users with its Ubuntu line of operating systems, but to businessmen who are getting in touch with technology for the first time.
The Linux community takes the launch of a new operating system for granted, such as the latest Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal), but there are a lot of people out there who haven't heard of Ubuntu and who would have a hard time implementing Canonical's solutions, it if came to it.
This is where Ubuntu Insights comes in. According to Canonical, Insights is aimed at business people who may not have a technology background, but who are increasingly faced with decisions that involve enterprise computing.
This resource will provide some of the answers people look for, whether it is desktop, server, or cloud computing related. The solutions proposed through this initiative can be understood by anyone, regardless of how technical their background might be.
Ubuntu Insights features contributions from IT experts across the Canonical departments, with content available in several formats.
Here are some examples of what people will find on Ubuntu Insights:
• Cloud and the Enterprise Data Center: Everything Changes – a free ebook that sets out to make the cloud as straightforward as possible.
• Open Cloud Computing: Mergers and Acquisitions – a fascinating article on how open standards in cloud computing are vital when combining the operations of more than one business.
• Windows 8 Migration – Let’s Open the Debate – the first article in a series looking at the pros and cons of upgrading business PCs to Microsoft’s controversial new operating system, Windows 8.
A lot of other materials will be added in the future and Canonical even encourages people to contribute to this resource, just like developers do in an open source project.
More details about the contents of Ubuntu Insights can be found on the official website.