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Choice and collaboration are the future of technology

Change is a constant with technology. The more we learn about open technology, we see that its core tenets—choice and collaboration—are the stable "truths" of modern technology. Choice of open operating system created the first billion dollar open source company. And collaboration has standardized and commoditized technology so it works for you—not for the vendor. That's what open enterprise technology stands for.

What is open source?

The term "open source" refers to something that can be modified because its design is publicly accessible.

While it originated in the context of computer software development, today the term "open source" designates a set of values—what we call the open source way. Open source projects, products, or initiatives are those that embrace and celebrate open exchange, collaborative participation, rapid prototyping, transparency, meritocracy, and community development.

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The belief is that because anyone can contribute to these projects, the quality of the code will only improve, making the software more useful to everyone. It's an approach that has paid off in spades among web companies from Google and Facebook to Twitter and Square, and the government has now realized that it too can benefit from the open source ethos.

The Pentagon's Mad Science Is Going Open Source, Wired Magazine Read the article

Open source in the enterprise

Collaboration as a competitive edge

Evolving towards openness

This is not your father's business environment. Today's leaders must inspire greatness while everyone's watching. See how Red Hat—and companies like Pixar, Starbucks, and Zappos—embrace transparency to their advantage.

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Customer stories

Innovation makes use of many different pieces and to be able to do that, you need to have the flexibility and openness that is provided, for example, by Red Hat products.

Justo Stoll, integration, middleware, and application services domain head, Roche
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When we're dealing with a customer, the longest part of the sales cycle is getting the customer comfortable with the security of the platform in the cloud. When we say Red Hat, it clicks with the customer and shuts off half of their security questions.

Mitch Nelson, Director of Managed Services for enterprise, Adobe Systems
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The partnership that Red Hat and Dell have together enables our enterprise customers to build an OpenStack cloud. It also empowers them to capture value from the cloud by solving real business problems as quickly as possible.

Joseph B. George, director of marketing for Cloud and Big Data Solutions, Dell
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What's next?

The future of open source

There are myriad ways to advance your IT. We believe open source technology represents the best of what the future holds. It's software inspired by some of the most brilliant minds on the planet who believe there's a better way.

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