CEOLive.com is now featuring in-depth interviews with Matthew Szulik, CEO of Red Hat Inc. (Nasdaq:RHAT); Gary Loveman, COO of Harrah's Entertainment Inc. (NYSE:HET); and syndicated talk show host Larry Elder.
During the interviews, Szulik discussed the phenomenal growth of the open platform operating system, Linux, IBM, and the huge level of enterprise investment that is being made; Loveman discussed the customer economy, the company's new Total Rewards Program and the importance of building customer loyalty; and Elder discussed the changing workplace, today's big employment issues, diversity and what to do if you feel like you're being mistreated at work.
According to Szulik, the marketplace for Linux is really gaining momentum. "When you look at some of the statistical industry numbers, IDC now has ranked Linux as the second leading server operating system in the world, second only to Microsoft," said Szulik. "Secondly, the historical Unix operating system is increasingly giving way to Linux as an operating system."
Szulik also discussed how the building and perfection of Linux is not just a money issue: "Most importantly, the products perform. When you have hundreds of thousands of eyeballs that are evaluating the technology, making improvements to it continuously, and you have a vendor like Red Hat that's standing behind that and continuing to contribute and improve that intellectual property and putting it back into the public domain for improvement, the customer is going to benefit with a lower priced product and a better performing product."
This interview and many others are available free online in RealAudio and text at http://www.ceolive.com.
To access Matthew Szulik's interview directly, visit http://www.ceolive.com/interviews/szulikm.html.
To access Gary Loveman's interview directly, visit http://www.ceolive.com/interviews/lovemang.html.
To access Larry Elder's interview directly, visit http://www.ceolive.com/interviews/elderl.html.
CEOLive.com is an online audio business magazine that features interviews with leaders from the worlds of business and technology. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sky Radio Network Inc., which produces www.ITRadioNetwork.com, radio programs for online magazines, a network of corporate Web sites and several major airline carriers.
About Red Hat
Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As the connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT. Learn more at http://www.redhat.com.
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