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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.


IN THE NEWS:

Royal Bank of Scotland Powers Open Experience with Red Hat Mobile, Container and Cloud Technologies

Red Hat announced that Royal Bank of Scotland is powering its new Open Experience center with Red Hat technologies, including the Red Hat Mobile Application Platform and OpenShift Enterprise, Red Hat's web-scale container application platform. Open Experience is a technology solutions center launched by Royal Bank of Scotland in February 2016 at its headquarters in Edinburgh, U.K., to pursue innovative new technologies for the bank and its customers. Not only a physical space, Open Experience represents a new way of thinking to help Royal Bank of Scotland develop innovative products and services within a framework that promotes closer, more collaborative work between colleagues, businesses, and customers... Using OpenShift, Red Hat's award-winning container-based application platform, the bank's Open Experience developers can more quickly develop, host, and scale applications in a cloud environment.... [And] Red Hat Mobile Application Platform provides participants with award-winning technology designed to simplify the development, integration, deployment, and management of mobile solutions.


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Announcing Red Hat Shares, the Red Hat corporate newsletter

Red Hat Shares, Red Hat's corporate newsletter, features the latest open source technology news, our take on IT trends, and useful resources. Get help navigating the complicated world of IT with a direct link to Red Hat, the trusted open source leader. Explore topics like security, containers, and OpenStack through articles, videos, webinars, and more.


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Your path to a secure enterprise

Check out Red Hat's newest guide to IT security. This page outlines the basic steps we recommend for a methodical, smart way to build and operate a secure IT environment for an enterprise.


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Agenda and Keynote Speakers Announced for Red Hat Summit 2016

The 12th annual Red Hat Summit is expected to welcome thousands of attendees from around the world to San Francisco's Moscone Center, June 27-30... Named one of the top cloud computing events for 2016, Red Hat Summit has become a premier event focused on these advancements, with customers, partners, and open source industry leaders from around the world coming together for a high-energy week of innovation, education, and collaboration... Attendees will hear keynotes on the future of enterprise technology and open source from industry leaders. More than 200 breakout sessions across 14 tracks will be presented by subject-matter experts including Red Hat associates, customers, partners, and developers, to offer attendees an opportunity to dive into the latest product innovations and hear best practices from experts across industries. Extensive training on-site is also available, with access to instructor-led labs and meet-and-greets with Red Hat technical leaders.


GOOD READ:

ZDNet - Want a good tech job? Report says ​open source skills are hotter than ever

So, you want a top-notch technology job? You should be polishing up your open-source software skills. Dice, a leading tech career company and the Linux Foundation have just published the 2016 Open Source Jobs Report. They found that 65 percent of HR managers say open-source hiring will increase more than any other part of their business over the next six months. At the same time, 79 percent of hiring managers have increased incentives to hold on to their current open- source employees... DevOps is among the most sought after skills in the industry. Fifty-eight percent of hiring managers are seeking DevOps professionals... Cloud skills are also in great demand. 51 percent of surveyed hiring managers are looking for employees who know OpenStack, CloudStack or related cloud technologies.

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