Call for proposals for Red Hat Summit is now open!

Red Hat Summit brings together thousands of customers, partners and open source industry leaders from around the world for a week of innovation, education and collaboration. Now is your chance to share your ideas and insights through a presentation! From now until January 11, you can submit a proposal for a session or sessions you’d like to present at the 2016 Red Hat Summit.

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Blog Roll: Red Hat JBoss Middleware Blog talks healthcare integration challenges and ways to overcome them

The healthcare industry has for years turned to IT to help improve patient care and become more efficient. Back in 2004, IT became the cornerstone of interoperability efforts set in motion when President Bush issued an executive order calling for widespread use of electronic medical records (EMR). IT continues to play a significant role in those efforts but integration challenges remain. Read more about the challenges and how healthcare companies are applying both old and new solutions to overcome them in this post from the Red Hat JBoss Middleware Blog.

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FICO: Reducing time to market and cutting costs with Red Hat software

We can tell you how OpenStack can help financial services companies become more competitive, cut costs, boost product development and even lift the bottom line. But sometimes it’s better to let someone else tell you. FICO—the predictive analytics and decision management software company that determines credit ratings—says it has reduced time to market by 50 percent and lowered costs by 30 percent since moving to an OpenStack cloud infrastructure. The financial services firm has deployed Red Hat software, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat CloudForms, and Red Hat Ceph Storage.

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Tune In: Want to be a data-driven organization? Find out how in upcoming Red Hat webinar

Healthcare and financial services organizations rely heavily on data for day-to-day business needs, and many are embarking on big data initiatives to help them improve operations, gain competitive advantage, boost customer service and drive innovation. Other industries are also closely examining how big data can help them, including the telecommunications and oil and gas industries.

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Tune In: Red Hat’s Balakrishnan talks OpenStack, telcos and cloud with RCR Wireless News

Telecommunications companies are eyeing OpenStack as a way towards virtualized platforms using network functions virtualization (NFV), software-defined networking and cloud. Red Hat continues to advance its open source solutions to meet telcos’ requirements. Just recently Radhesh Balakrishnan, GM of OpenStack at Red Hat, talked about Red Hat’s efforts with RCR Wireless News editor-in-chief Dan Meyer on its NFV/SDN Reality Check show. Listen in.

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Red Hat award nominations to honor open source innovation in business and women’s leadership are now open.

Red Hat has long history of honoring open source innovation, and last month kicked off two key awards programs: the 2016 Red Hat Innovation Awards and the 2016 Women in Open Source Awards. The Red Hat Innovation Awards recognize the innovative ways that individuals, companies and partners worldwide are implementing Red Hat’s technologies, and the Women in Open Source awards honor women who make important contributions to open source projects and communities, or make innovative use of open source technology.

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Injecting profound advancements into healthcare with open source.

Open source technologies are increasingly yielding innovative solutions in healthcare. And it’s not just the technology itself that is changing the healthcare landscape, it’s the open source community. As an example, e-NABLE, a global community of volunteers, is using open source technology and 3-D printing to create prosthetic devices for those in need, with the goal of providing them to underserved populations around the world for free. See the new documentary video Red Hat created to learn about how e-NABLE is using open source to change lives around the world, and expand possibilities in healthcare.

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CSC Big Data PaaS and Red Hat Linux: The platform for an open source, big data initiative.

A leading mutual insurance company is trialing telematics and big data to better understand the drivers it insures and to improve its pricing models, customer service and overall business strategy. Supporting the initiative is an open source, platform as a service (PaaS) computing solution from CSC that uses Hadoop and runs on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The company’s story is a great example of how big data, PaaS, Linux, OpenStack and the right IT partners can help enterprises reduce data complexities, more quickly and easily deploy scalable IT solutions and develop analytical applications—and it is featured in this Red Hat webinar.

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Much ado about OpenStack’s twelfth release, including new features for NFV.

The 12th release of OpenStack is out. There’s plenty to talk about in Liberty, unveiled Oct. 15. Among Liberty’s many new and enhanced features are a few that might capture the attention of telcos that want to use OpenStack as the platform to support network functions virtualization (NFV) services in their networking topologies.

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