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Friday Five — February 5, 2016

The Friday Five is a weekly Red Hat® blog post with 5 of the week's top news items and ideas from or about Red Hat and the technology industry. Consider it your weekly digest of things that caught our eye.


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IN THE NEWS:

Red Hat Blog - Innovation, Disruption, Change and Unicorns: Understanding OpenShift’s Strategy for 2016 and Beyond

"In 2015 we found ourselves in countless conversations around the world with large and small companies all asking some variant of "Is disruption the new norm?", and wondering how they would prepare for it. Arguably the PaaS market itself has transformed with the popularity of containers/Docker and Kubernetes technology. We've chosen to embrace and participate in it and found our customers to be widely accepting of it... We have designed our platform to support established stateful applications as well as new cloud native stateless applications. We did this while adopting Docker container format and runtime and Kubernetes orchestration for web scale and performance... Many still wonder how they can best react to these innovations and harness the potential of containers... The OpenShift mission has evolved to reflect the transformation in our industry. Our goal remains to enable agility in a rapidly changing world." —Ashesh Badani, vice president OpenShift, Red Hat


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GOOD READ:

CIO - Using open source in the enterprise - 16 CIOs embracing free and open source software

Open source enterprise use cases appear to be on the rise, at least anecdotally, with an increasing number of CIOs, IT directors and Chief Technology Officers telling CIO UK about investigating and adopting free and open source alternatives to proprietary software as they seek to gain freedom and flexibility, cut costs, increase agility, improve code quality and avoid vendor lock-in... The most recent studies by the non-profit Linux Foundation in its Enterprise End User Trends reports have revealed year on year increases in Linux deployments over the last four years, with the open operating system seeing particular growth as a platform for cloud computing. Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst told CIO UK that CIO attitudes towards open source had changed dramatically in recent years. "It was seen as a lower cost alternative around commoditisation, but open source is now seen as very innovative and CIOs don't want to be seen to fall behind on innovation"... Here we present 16 CIOs, from the Ministry of Defence and Goldman Sachs to the Daily Telegraph and NHS, commenting on the use and benefits of adopting open source for businesses.

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IN THE NEWS:

FlexJobs - 100 Top Companies with Remote Jobs in 2016

For the third year in a row, Red Hat is proud to be on FlexJobs's top 100 companies to watch for remote jobs in 2016. Based on an analysis of the over 40,000 companies in the FlexJobs database, the site pulled the 100 companies with the most remote job postings in 2015. The listed companies posted the most telecommute-friendly jobs from January 1–December 31, 2015. Telecommute-friendly refers to listings that offer some level of telecommuting. Job seekers, if you're interested in finding a remote job this year, it's a good bet that these will be some of the top companies with remote jobs in 2016... It appears that not only is remote working on the rise, but opportunities to work from home are increasing at a faster rate. This acceleration is fantastic news for anyone wishing to leave the office for a telecommuting job.

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CUSTOMER SUCCESS:

East Carolina University prepares students for an open source world with Red Hat Academy

Instructors and students from East Carolina University discuss the benefits of partnering with Red Hat Academy to teach Linux and other open source skills, deliver certification exams, and prepare students for a successful career in open source information technology. Check out the video.

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IN THE NEWS:

Red Hat Blog - Red Hat Certified Professionals Weigh In on Value of Certification

Red Hat conducted a survey of 160+ Red Hat Certified Professionals (RHCPs) to learn how their certified status has helped them in their jobs. We found that 84% believe their Red Hat certification has helped or will help them in their current job. With 82% of companies requesting RHCPs for open Linux positions, and with Red Hat Enterprise Linux system administrators generally earning salaries 10% higher than other Linux system administrators, there's never been a better time to become Red Hat certified. See what other RHCPs had to say about the importance of Red Hat certifications in their jobs.

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