Canonical is a software development company founded in March 2004 by South African entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth. Its head office is in London in the UK with offices in Lexington in the USA, Douglas in the Isle of Man, Taipei in Taiwan and Shanghai and Beijing in China. Canonical employs more than 700 members of staff with more than 20 million customers or users of its products around the world. Canonical was created alongside Ubuntu to help it reach a wider market. Our services help governments and businesses the world over with migrations, management and support for their Ubuntu deployments. Ubuntu is a platform that spans from the PC, IoT and the smartphone to the server and the cloud. It includes a comprehensive suite of enterprise-grade tools for development, configuration, management and service orchestration. Ubuntu Core, also known as Snappy, is a stripped down version of Ubuntu, designed to run securely on autonomous machines, devices and other internet-connected digital things. From homes to drones, these devices are set to revolutionise many aspects of our lives, but they need an operating system that is different from that of traditional PCs.