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The Open Brand Project—we asked for help, and we got it.

One of the goals of the Open Brand Project, our open initiative to update and simplify our corporate logo and brand system, is to gather as many ideas and as much feedback as possible as we move through the creative process. We want to do this because we know that the best results emerge when you’re able to gather and test a lot of ideas from many people across diverse groups. It’s the open source way, it’s the Red Hat way.


RECOMMENDED READING:

The Wall Street Journal - IT Spending on Track for Biggest Gains in a Decade, Gartner Says

Worldwide spending on information technology is expected to reach $3.7 trillion in 2018, representing a 6.2% increase over last year. Spending on enterprise software is expected to reach $391 billion in 2018, representing an 11.1% increase over last year and the highest growth market in IT spending for 2018, according to Gartner Inc.’s latest spending report.


IN THE NEWS:

Red Hat Strengthens Hybrid Cloud’s Backbone with Latest Version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux

As enterprise IT footprints expand to encompass a spectrum of environments, from bare metal to private and public clouds, organizations are frequently seeking to pair existing infrastructure and application investments with emerging digital technologies. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 can help enterprises address this challenge by reducing infrastructure complexity and associated costs while easing the management of hybrid IT environments.


CUSTOMER SUCCESS:

Pioneer takes car navigation to the cloud with Red Hat

Pioneer Corporation, a leader in the car electronics industry, is the provider of Super Route Finder, the first service that lets drivers take advantage of cloud resources when searching for routes in their cars’ navigation systems. To create this service, Pioneer used Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform to support container-based route searches.



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