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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.


IN THE NEWS:


Red Hat Launches Fuse 7 and Expands Cloud-Native Integration Portfolio with New iPaaS Offering

Red Hat has announced the availability of Red Hat Fuse 7, the next major release of its distributed, cloud-native integration solution, and introduced a new fully hosted low-code integration Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS) offering, Fuse Online. With Fuse 7, Red Hat is expanding its innovative integration capabilities natively to Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, the industry's most comprehensive enterprise Kubernetes platform. Fuse gives customers a unified solution for creating, extending and deploying containerized integration services across hybrid cloud environments.


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opensource.com - Organize for Innovation: Rethinking how we work

Compiled three years after the publication of Jim Whitehurst's widely read management book, The Open Organization (Harvard Business Review Press), Organize for Innovation, collects the Red Hat CEO's writing on organizational culture, organizational design, and organizational leadership today—all part of an ongoing conversation about the challenges we face in transformative, fast-moving, and uncertain times.


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Call For Presenters for AnsibleFest Austin, October 2-3, 2018

AnsibleFest is the annual user conference for the Ansible community and Red Hat Ansible Automation users. For the first time, we've expanded to two-days, jam-packed with content covering all aspects of IT automation, whether you're just getting started or already an advanced automation professional. Have a great Ansible story to tell? We’d love for you to submit your idea to be considered for speaking at AnsibleFest. To see examples of talks that have been accepted in the past, check out the recordings from our AnsibleFest events in London and San Francisco.


CUSTOMER SUCCESS:

UPS streamlines package tracking and delivery with Red Hat

United Parcel Service (UPS), a global leader in logistics, delivers more than 20 million packages per day. To provide better data insight and scheduling, the company decided to create a new application platform. With help from Red Hat, UPS created a flexible, agile, container-based cloud computing environment—and adopted a collaborative DevOps approach. Now, UPS developers can more efficiently create new features for operations logistics and staffing, providing a better tracking and delivery experience for end customers.


GOOD READ:

ZDNet - Red Hat's only business plan is to keep changing plans

Red Hat's strategic planning isn't like yours, but with 64 straight quarters of revenue growth and continuing on course to become the first billion-dollar-a-quarter open-source company, the Linux and cloud power is clearly on to something. Jim Whitehurst, Red Hat CEO, explained at Red Hat Summit that in today's world, you must live with ambiguity. Yesterday's business planning was for "companies that were optimized for a world that moved at a slower place." These old tools aren't optimized for today's world. So, in Red Hat's business "plans", Red Hat recognizes it "doesn't know where the future is going, but we're willing to admit we're wrong and we can pivot to a new plan that will succeed."