Issue #18 April 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: Messe Munich
Messe Munchen International (Munich International Trade Fair--MMI), which organizes about 40 trade fairs for capital goods, consumer goods, and new technologies is one of the world's leading trade fair companies. Over 30,000 exhibitors representing more than 90 countries and two million visitors from about 180 countries take part in the events in Munich every year. With five subsidiary companies abroad, global trade fairs and 75 foreign branches dealing with 89 countries, MMI has a very strong worldwide network. Read the case study.
Case study: CD-adapco
CD-adapco is a global leader of engineering and modeling services for a wide spectrum of businesses that include automotive and aerospace industries. With offices spanning the globe and clients demanding advanced computation-based engineering, CD-adapco must quickly and efficiently create cutting-edge solutions that meet the exacting standards of these highly technical industries. Large amounts of computing power and storage are essential requirements to carry out this mission-critical function. Read the case study or watch the video.
Case study: Skanska
A world leader in the construction industry, Skanska aims to keep the quality high, the costs low, and customer experience at the world-class level. Efficient and reliable technology plays a major role in achieving this goal, and when it was time to upgrade, Skanska chose to migrate from Sun Solaris to Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Dell for Oracle11i and Oracle10g RAC. Read the case study or watch the video.

Global events

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

Linux on Wall Street
Monday, April 24
Roosevelt Hotel, New York, NY
Learn why the global financial markets are adopting Linux and open source technologies to run their mission critical enterprise trading and investment applications. This conference will include real-life case studies as well as thought leadership presentations designed to equip Wall Street with a practical blueprint for deploying these new technologies. Visit and meet with Red Hat experts in Booth #210 and hear a keynote by Erich Morisse regarding the adoption of Linux and open source as a competitive strategy.
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Oracle Applications Users Groups (OAUG): Collaborate '06
April 23 - 27, 2006
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Ready for exclusive access to the greater Oracle community? Collaborate '06 is your ticket. This year will be an event like you've never seen before -- the Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG, formerly International Oracle Users Group), the Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG) and Quest International Users Group (Quest) have combined resources and ideas to bring you a truly global event in one location, delivering the same exceptional content you've come to expect from the OAUG Connection Point® conference each year. Learn firsthand about best practices and user-driven training - and visit with Red Hat experts on the show floor, in booth #362.
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Desktop Linux Summit
April 24 - 25, 2006
Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA
It's all under one roof - the 4th annual event where you can hear all about the current issues and learn more than ever about Desktop Linux! Executive keynotes, workshops and technical sessions will bring you up to date on topics such as the business case for Linux, migrating desktops from Windows, PC's for the emerging markets, and how schools can make the switch! Special sessions are available for beginners, system builders, SMB's and more. Don't miss it - visit with Red Hat in booth #23 and #24 and also hear Michael Evans, Red Hat's Vice President for Corporate Development, deliver his keynote, "Changing the World with Alternative Desktop Approaches."
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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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