HP today announced “Odyssey,” a project to redefine the future of mission-critical computing with a development roadmap that will unify UNIX® and x86 server architectures to bring industry-leading availability, increased performance and uncompromising client choice to a single platform.
“Red Hat and HP have worked together for more than a decade to continuously support innovation in server and Linux technologies,” said Paul Cormier, executive vice president, and president of Products and Technologies, Red Hat. “Further extending the mission-critical experience to x86 environments will enable clients to leverage the application performance, scalability and security provided by Red Hat Enterprise Linux on HP for their most demanding workloads.”
The “Big Five” IT trends of the next half decade: Mobile, social, cloud, consumerization, and big data
In today’s ever more technology-centric world, the stodgy IT department isn’t considered the home of innovation and business leadership. Yet that might have to change as some of the biggest advances in the history of technology make their way into the front lines of service delivery. Here’s an exploration of the top five IT trends in the next half decade, including some of the latest industry data, and what the major opportunities and challenges are.
Adopting a new philosophy to approach new problems
One of the key trends in today’s IT world is consumerisation. Consumer IT device usage and consumer behaviour on the web is creating new kinds of demands and new kind of services to fill those demands.
We’ve seen massive changes in the past five years. We live in the world of devices heralded by Apple. We live in a world where Facebook may soon become your personal ERP system. We live in a world in which the only new breed of supercomputer is operated by a company that started off by selling targeted ads to consumers.
Poste Italiane not only delivers 6.7 billion items of mail, parcels, telegrams, faxes, telefaxes and other electronic media across Italy, but it also offers financial services and products throughout the country as well. In 2007, Poste Italiane went mobile, introducing its PosteMobile service to allow customers to use their mobile devices to access the postal and financial services that were offered at branches around the country.
By tapping into extensive client delivery expertise and proven assets, Accenture designed and deployed PosteMobile’s infrastructure in less than five months. This involved building 103 interfaces, integrating 41 systems, and enabling 13,800 Poste Italiane post offices throughout Italy to act as the PostMobile retail network, selling mobile services and supporting the services customers could now conduct through their mobile devices. PosteMobile has been transformational for Poste Italiane – customers can now conduct a variety of financial and communications services, like reviewing bank balances and statements and transferring money, from standard handheld devices. These transactions can be conducted easily, securely and inexpensively. The PosteMobile service was so successful that it quickly became the leading Italian mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) in terms of customer base.
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It’s been a busy week for the Red Hat team, especially our cloud computing and middleware groups. Following our quarterly earnings results reported last evening, Red Hat’s cloud and middleware teams are presenting an update on our cloud technology momentum today via an online webcast that will kick off at 10am PT / 1 pm ET. Here’s a sneak peek at what we’ve been up to this week and what you’ll hear about on our webcast today. To join the live broadcast of the webcast, or to watch the replay that will be available for the next 12 month.
Some solutions allow administrators to build images from a template. Others require that images (virtual machines) be constructed outside the product and then imported. Some solutions can only create images for and deploy them to platforms and clouds running specific proprietary technology stacks. Others offer choice and portability. However, for the purpose of this discussion let’s leave aside differences in how images are defined, built and deployed. Instead, let’s consider ongoing management.
With all of the talk of cloud and cloud-based services, and many new contributors to the conversation, there has been some discourse about Service-oriented Architecture (SOA) and its role in the new cloud-enabled social and mobile world.
For Red Hat, SOA is not a marketing concept or a fad, as some have stated – it is an approach to building applications and services that prepares enterprises for an even more distributed world – cloud, mobile, and social – by integrating applications and services so they are running more efficiently and delivering higher value to the business.
Today, Red Hat and other leaders in our nation’s technology sector released a report to policy makers on how they, in cooperation with industry, academia and other nations, can (1) adopt policies that will foster development and growth of cloud computing and (2) deploy cloud computing effectively, making government work better, cheaper and smarter.
Red Hat Films is proud to unveil “Default to Open: The Story of Open Source and Red Hat” – a documentary that looks at the past, present and future of Red Hat and the evolution of open source.
Take a look back at what was going on in the 80s and 90s in open source. Then, learn how Red Hat got started, went public, continued to grow and changed the technology industry along the way. Finally, hear what the future of open source holds.
SAN FRANCISCO; September 1, 2011 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced the opening of the Accenture Enterprise Social Media Innovation Center. Dedicated to the development of innovative social media solutions, the center will help clients more effectively use social media capabilities in the enterprise.
Solutions developed by the center will help enterprises leverage social media internally – to support collaboration, reduce cycle time and create online work teams that serve customers better – as well as externally – to help business-to-business and business-to-consumer companies improve their interactions across marketing, sales, service and operations.