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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.


2016 Red Hat Innovation Awards Nominations Now Open

Nominations are open for the 2016 Red Hat Innovation Awards! 2016 marks the 10th anniversary of the awards, which recognize the innovative ways that individuals, companies and partners worldwide are implementing Red Hat's technologies. A panel of industry-expert judges will recognize 1 winning project in each of the 6 submission categories. From the category winners, a 2016 Red Hat Innovator of the Year will be selected by the community through online voting and announced during an awards ceremony at the 2016 Red Hat Summit, June 28-July 1 in San Francisco. Submissions will be accepted until December 11, 2015.


The Korea Times - Red Hat eyes app platform leader with Samsung

Red Hat says it will create an unprecedented partnership model with Samsung, a move it has been pushing to provide converged mobile systems at the enterprise level. "Our partnership with Samsung is like the partnership between IBM and Apple, but there are key differences," Red Hat General Manager Bryan Che said... "Apple only supplies the operating system and the ability to adopt applications onto iPhones and iPads. But Red Hat helps you deploy them into Android, and into other devices so you are not locked into just one platform... As part of our partnership, it is primarily Samsung business consultants that are working with us and customers to develop a new mobile application for enterprises."


Red Hat - Red Hat and In-Memory Data Grids – Increasing adoption in the enterprise

"Red Hat was named a leader for our in-memory data grid (IMDG) technology by Forrester Research. The ranking follows recognition of Red Hat JBoss Data Grid, our open source IMDG product, as a finalist in the Database Trends and Applications magazine Readers' Choice awards... The authors [of the Q3 2015 Forrester Wave: In-Memory Data Grid report] go on to discuss JBoss Data Grid, stating, "Red Hat provides the purest of the open source solutions. Red Hat fine-tuned JBoss Data Grid to work seamlessly with the Red Hat JBoss Middleware portfolio. It is also a very capable IMDG for a wide range of applications that require acceleration." —Syed Rasheed, senior principal product marketing manager, Red Hat JBoss Middleware


GOOD READ: - UK bioinformatics team builds research-sharing cloud on OpenStack

Four UK universities have joined forces to tackle the problem of sharing genomics research effectively... The Cloud Infrastructure for Microbial Bioinformatics (Climb) project aims to create the world's largest single system dedicated to Microbial Bioinformatics research... Cloud computing enables researchers to share both the data or application and the IT environment it requires... Powered by OpenStack cloud computing software, and provided by HPC, big data and predictive analytics provider OCF, one site's system, at the University of Birmingham, is already in production running OpenStack Juno ‐ and will soon be linked directly to the system at Cardiff... Red Hat will be connecting all these systems together using OpenStack to create the "cloud" part of the system... [T]he system is already helping to track viral and bacterial pathogens, develop new diagnostics and increase medical understanding of bacterial resistance to antibiotics.


CIO - 7 mobile development skills that mean higher pay

As more consumers turn to their smartphones to access the Internet, it's become increasingly important for businesses to execute a mobile strategy for online content. That means if you're well-versed in Web application development, you'll also want to build your mobile app development skills... This study evaluated marketable skills for Q3 and found a significant increase in the market value for a number of application development skills... Developed by Red Hat, the JBoss Developer certification has seen a 28.6 percent increase in market value in the last three months. The exam tests your knowledge around building Java Enterprise Edition (JEE) applications that can be used on JBoss Enterprise Application Platform and other JEE-compliant platforms.

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