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3 Ways Red Hat's 'Mobile Right' Strategy Changes Enterprise Apps


Throughout the world, businesses have already moved to smaller, more mobile, more tactile screens as their means of interacting with critical business information. Cloud dynamics has made it easier for server-based applications to reach these people on their new devices.

So the Big Transition — worthy of capital letters — should already have happened. For many customer relationship management (CRM) users, it certainly has. Customer outreach platforms are reaching out to customers where they are. They are not on their PCs.

But for a great many users of ERP, BPM and — the big one — content management systems (CMS), their IT platforms do not yet employ mobile access models. There’s no app for everything you need to do to run a business. For too many web sites, the “mobile version” relies very heavily upon pinch-to-zoom.

Must all enterprise applications become mobile because their users are mobile? The answer to this question may not be what you expect, especially the one we received fromRed Hat.

Red Hat Partnership with 3scale Promises Better API Adoption

An open source software giant is partnering with an API management platform vendor to equip enterprises with better API programs, company officials said.

Red Hat, the 22-year-old open source provider with more than 7,000 employees, is joining forces with3scale, a 6-year-old API management provider with 38 employees. The partnership features a technology cross-section of 3scale's API Management Platform and Red Hat's JBoss Middleware.

Syed Rasheed, senior principal product marketing manager for Red Hat, based in Raleigh, N.C., said the proliferation of customer channels, need for timely response and the ability to maximize business reach are key drivers for API adoption. "Changes required to support the latest innovations, for example, in mobile, or other mechanisms allowing customers to interact with the business should not require changes to the back-end systems that are running the business. Otherwise, it would take too long to bring these innovations to market. APIs help achieve that," Rasheed added.

Office 365 Extends Email Security to Address Spammers, Phishers

Microsoft is tightening up the security of its email offerings on Office 365 through the extension of features.

The goal here is to provide a “safer client experience” that will authenticate senders and help identify untrusted senders, helping to protect your system from spam and phishing campaigns, the tech giant explained.

WhileOffice 365 is already pretty secure, Microsoft maintains the only way to beat hackers and other Internet nuisances is to keep one step ahead.

How SAP Will Disrupt the Enterprise in the Big Data Age

2014-04-June-SAPPHIRENOW.jpgWhen it comes to business applications, SAP has owned the enterprise for quite a long time. The world’s third largest software vendor has done a lot of things right -- most notably it has provided the reliable tools managers need to run their businesses.

And while that’s oversimplifying it a bit, the statement certainly lacks a “cool” factor. But if we look at the products and services we use every day, there’s a good chance that SAP’s technologies have been involved somewhere along the way -- from the manufacturing plants that use SAP’s ERP systems, to the marketing pitches that leverage SAP’s customer analytics, to the Financial powerhouses that use Sybase.

But that’s yesterday’s news and SAP knows it. They know something else too -- that if they’re going to remain viable in computing’s next era, they have work to do. Not only that, but they also have to keep their current customers happy as they move to the age of big data, mobile and cloud.

Gartner MQ For Horizontal Portals: OpenText, Red Hat Challenge, But Adobe, Salesforce Have Vision

Last week we took a first look at Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals and saw that if there appears to be little movement in the placement of vendors in each Quadrant, there are substantial changes in the market. Today, we take a look outside the Leaders’ Quadrant to see who is making it, and in what way.

Red Hat Buys ManageIQ For Hybrid Cloud Computing, Reports Revenue Jump of 18%

One final acquisition for the year -- open source cloud management vendor,Red Hat has announced that it has agreed to buy enterprise cloud management vendor ManageIQ for US$ 104 million in cash. It has also announced a hike in revenues of 18 percent in Q3.

How Cloud Computing Is Shaping Your Business, How Business Is Shaping The Cloud

There have been numerous reports over the years on how cloud computing has developed, how businesses are taking to it, and how it is being used in the home. However, little enough research has been done to assess what vendors think about it. A new report aims to remedy that.

Recession Relief: New Job Openings at CBS, Alfresco, Heroku, Red Hat, Odopod and Interact Intranet (1-Nov-12)

Start off Fall with a new gig -- we've got a shopping list of hot jobs for you to browse. Our featured jobs list is a great collection of opportunities spanning specialties and continents. Here's who's hiring this week (and if you're hiring, post your open jobs here).

Symantec, Red Hat Team Up for Cloud, Datacenter Solutions

Symantec, RedHat Team Up for Cloud, Datacenter Solutions Storage management solutions vendor Symantec Corp. is partnering with open source software provider Red Hat, Inc. to jointly offer private and hybrid cloud applications and datacenter solutions. The new solutions will feature Symantec storage and availability tools running on the open source Red Hat Enterprise Linux platform.

Red Hat Releases Updated Business Rules Platform, New NoSQL Database

Red Hat has been pumping out new releases this month, but I suppose you don’t become the first open source vendor to reach a billion dollars in annual revenue by slacking. Last week Red Hat rolled out two new releases, a brand new in-memory database and changes to its platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering, OpenShift. The week is just beginning and it has already announced new versions of three products.

Recession Relief: New Job Openings at Terremark, Appirio, Weebly, Airbnb and Red Hat (22-June-12)

Start off Summer with a new gig — we've got a shopping list of hot jobs for you to browse. Our featured jobs list is a great collection of opportunities spanning specialties and continents. Here's who's hiring this week (and if you're hiring, post your open jobs here).

G-Cloud CloudStore Launches With 1,700+ Services for UK Government

The G-Cloud framework is a procurement initiative projected to save the UK government 120 million by 2014. Developed in only four weeks, the CloudStore offers more than 1,700 cloud-based products and services from more than 250 vendors.

Jaspersoft Unveils First Business Intelligence for Platform-as-a-Service

js_logo_2012.png Jaspersoft announced that its business intelligence (BI) software will be integrated with Red Hat's OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS).

Is an Open Source Cloud Smackdown Coming?

Cloud adoption and open source were just a few years ago considered risky, cutting-edge approaches only pursued by the most confident (or poor) of technology departments. Times have changed. Even the federal government -- definitely not known for its propensity to be early adopters -- has embraced both. Despite the growth in adoption and acceptance, the intersection of cloud and open source still has a quite a bit of maturing to do, and from the looks of things, some of that growing up might be quite a battle.

Jaspersoft, Red Hat Offer a Data-to-Dashboard Business Intelligence Solution

Jaspersoft BI Suite, a commercial open source data-to-dashboards solution, now combines Red Hat's data virtualization technology with Jaspersoft's analysis and dashboarding services.

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