Issue #17 March 2006

From the Inside

In the news

Whitepapers and case studies

Get the insight you need to guide you on your next Linux project. Our whitepapers are written by Red Hat experts and respected industry analysts like IDC. They provide in-depth analysis on a range of topics including migration, security, and e-commerce. It's required reading for anyone considering open source technology. And it's free. All you have to do is register.

Case study: University of Stirling
University of Stirling chooses Red Hat Enterprise Linux for applications and Intel Itanium 2-based servers With over 9000 students and 2000 staff member, human resources and payroll are critical systems at Stirling University. When its systems began to lag, it turned to Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Intel Itanium 2- based systems. Not only did Stirling University more than triple its performance, it also cut costs by 50%. Read
Case study: Wotif.com
Travel booking website chooses Red Hat Enterprise Linux over Microsoft Wotif.com, founded in 2000, is Australia's leading last-minute accommodations website and the global specialist in its field. In 2002, Wotif.com was essentially a Microsoft shop. Wotif.com was having enormous issues with performance, scalability, and system availability because of 80-100% yearly growth. They decided that Wotif.com's overall architecture needed a solution that was scalable, open source, and UNIX-like. Buy-in and support from tier-one vendors like Oracle was also essential. The platform that best met these needs was Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Read
Case study: Yuba County Schools
Yuba County School System Increases Efficiency Yuba County Unified School District (YCUSD) in northern California migrated from a mainframe environment to one built around Red Hat Enterprise Linux and other open source solutions. As a result, they've increased efficiency and reliability, all while saving money. Read
Security in a Networked World
Linux was born in networked world. In fact, its success is due in large part to the collaborative development model that proliferated as the Internet became globally accessible. Download

Global events

Check the list to see if Red Hat is coming to a city near you.

Linux: Navigating the future with IBM, Intel, and Red Hat
March 16-April 11, 2006
Atlanta, GA | Cambridge, MA | Costa Mesa & San Mateo, CA
Dallas, TX | New York, NY | Seattle, WA
Red Hat, IBM, and Intel are hosting a series of technical events that delve into all three companies' plans and solutions for the Linux space. Each briefing is a full-day meeting with presentations by each company. Red Hat will be speaking about the open source development model, as well as hot topics like virtualization, security, and indentity management.
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Locations and registration
Agenda (PDF)
LinuxWorld Conference and Expo
April 3-April 6, 2006
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston, MA
Join Red Hat and open source industry leaders and luminaries at the premier Linux event. The event draws the best minds in the industry, so the networking opportunities are second to none. Get up close and personal with the people leading the way in Linux and open source.
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Forrester's IT Forum 2006: GigaWorld
April 3-April 6, 2006
Las Vegas, NV
Ready to build your digital business with innovative technologies and a set of IT management practices that drive efficiency and top-line growth? If so, Forrester's IT Forum 2006 will be an informative investment in your organization's future. Whether your most pressing issues are strategic, tactical, or a combination thereof, you'll benefit from the valuable insight and guidance of Forrester analysts and compelling industry speakers.
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Linux on Wall Street
Monday, April 24
Why do all the top investment banking firms on Wall Street use Linux and open source technologies to run their mission critical enterprise trading and investment applications? Join Red Hat at Linux on Wall Street and find out why. Red Hat is a Gold Sponsor and will present a client case study explaining why our solutions have widespread adoption throughout the IT infastructures that drive the golbal financial markets.
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Collaborate '06 - OAUG
April 23 - 27, 2006
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Get the latest on best practices and user-driven training during COLLABORATE¬†06: Technology and Applications Forum for the Orace Community (previously the OAUG Connection Point® conference). Join Red Hat and get access to the greater Oracle community in the most comprehensive Oracle education event of the year--it will deliver the same exceptional content you've come to expect from the OAUG Connection Point conference
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Red Hat Summit 2006
May 30-June 2, 2006
Nashville, TN
It's the second-annual Red Hat Summit! Red Hat Summit 2006 will bring together the diverse people that make up the open source community, including community contributors, developers, customers, and partners. The Summit will blend different views and content into a program useful for attendees building and enabling open source architectures. It's a must-see, must-do.
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