ProductsDesktop Server OpenStack Platform For IBM POWER For IBM System z For SAP Business Applications Satellite Management For Scientific ComputingExtended Update Support High Availability High Performance Network Load Balancer Resilient Storage Scalable File System Smart Management Extended Lifecycle SupportAccelerate Automate Integrate Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite Developer Studio Portfolio Edition Web Framework Kit Application Platform Web Server Data Grid Portal A-MQ Fuse BRMS Fuse Service Works Operations Network JBoss Community or JBoss enterprise Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization
SolutionsWhy Red Hat Why open hybrid cloud? The new IT Public cloud Cloud resource library Private cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) Cloud applications and workloadsSolaris to Red Hat Enterprise Linux Migration overview Migrate from your UNIX platform How to migrate to Red Hat Enterprise Linux Upgrade to the latest Red Hat Enterprise Linux release JBoss Enterprise Middleware Benefits of migrating to Red Hat Enterprise Linux Migration services Start a conversation with Red Hat
TrainingPopular and new courses Red Hat JBoss Administration curriculum Core System Administration curriculum Red Hat JBoss Middleware development curriculum Advanced System Administration curriculum Linux Development curriculum Cloud Computing, Virtualization, and Storage curriculum
ConsultingSOA and integration Business process management Cloud and virtualization Custom Software Development Enterprise Data and Storage Systems management Migrations
Red Hat Announces First Open Source Forum in the UK
LondonUnited States, April 21, 2008
One-day conference will detail the benefits of open source solutions through partner and customer presentations
The Open Source Forum will include presentations covering the state and trends of open source adoption in the UK and will also feature technical and business break-out sessions delivered by end-user enterprises that have successfully migrated their mission-critical applications and services to open source solutions. The presentations will be specifically tailored for decision makers that are considering the move away from proprietary solutions toward open source solutions by detailing the benefits that open source can bring to their organization’s IT infrastructure.
The event will include presentations from the Open Source Forum Europe, Alfresco, Zimbra, Black Duck Software, Sourcesense, Red Hat and Accenture on the French Ministry of Finance and will also highlight customer speakers from companies including Avis, Eversheds, UFI – Learn Direct and Gyro International. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to network and speak one-on-one with peers and speakers.
“The realisation of the potential for open source is growing in the UK, but there is still room for growth in terms of open source adoption by government and private enterprises”, said Paul Holt, regional director of Red Hat UK, Ireland and Eastern Europe. “Research shows that more education is needed to raise awareness among potential users of open source software, and this is exactly what we’re trying to achieve with the first Open Source Forum. We plan to encourage a lively discussion around open source through real-life examples.”
The Open Source Forum will take place at the One Great George Street conference venue in Westminster, London, SW1P 3AA. Members of the press are welcome to register and attend the event.
To register, or for more information about the first Open Source Forum, visit http://www.opensourceforum2008.com/register.php
About Red Hat, Inc.
Red Hat, the worlds leading open source solutions provider, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with over 50 satellite offices spanning the globe. CIOs have ranked Red Hat first for value in Enterprise Software for four consecutive years in the CIO Insight Magazine Vendor Value study. Red Hat provides high-quality, affordable technology with its operating system platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, together with applications, management and Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) solutions, including the JBoss Enterprise Middleware Suite. Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide. Learn more: http://www.redhat.com.
Certain statements contained in this press release may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements provide current expectations of future events based on certain assumptions and include any statement that does not directly relate to any historical or current fact. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including: risks related to the integration of acquisitions; the ability of the Company to effectively compete; the inability to adequately protect Company intellectual property and the potential for infringement or breach of license claims of or relating to third party intellectual property; risks related to data and information security vulnerabilities; ineffective management of, and control over, the Companys growth and international operations; adverse results in litigation; and changes in and a dependence on key personnel, as well as other factors contained in our most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (copies of which may be accessed through the Securities and Exchange Commissions website at http://www.sec.gov), including those found therein under the captions "Risk Factors" and "Managements Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations". In addition to these factors, actual future performance, outcomes, and results may differ materially because of more general factors including (without limitation) general industry and market conditions and growth rates, economic conditions, and governmental and public policy changes. The forward-looking statements included in this press release represent the Companys views as of the date of this press release and these views could change. However, while the Company may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Companys views as of any date subsequent to the date of the press release.
LINUX is a trademark of Linus Torvalds. RED HAT and JBOSS are registered trademarks of Red Hat, Inc. and its subsidiaries in the US and other countries.