Business

Advanced manufacturing re-tools with open source
Open source software and open source best-practices have become truly ubiquitous in the business world. Software used to be the new frontier, but open source software can be found leading up to the frontier, at the frontier, and beyond. My experience at CGI America 2012 (a US-focused subgroup of... Read more
0 comments Posted 14 Jun 2012 by Michael Tiemann (Red Hat) Feed
An architecture of participation
What happens when half of the world's population lives in cities? When over three billion people are online? When there are more than 15 billion connected devices? Old organizational models hit end-of-life. People behave differently. Organizations behave differently. What worked in the old world... Read more
0 comments Posted 13 Jun 2012 by Marten Mickos Feed
Event report
For an audience composed primarily of open source programmers, developers, and system administrators gathered at SouthEast LinuxFest, Robin Miller's message might be tough to swallow. "You cannot be a 'Linux sysadmin' in today's world," he said. "Not if you want to maximize your income and job... Read more
2 comments Posted 12 Jun 2012 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
Open source meets capitalism
The internet has had a profound effect on many areas of commerce. One area the internet has not yet had a profound affect upon is how people are organized to perform work. We believe this is about to change and change dramatically. TopCoder is an early example of a ‘pure internet’ model which... Read more
0 comments Posted 8 Jun 2012 by Jim McKeown Feed
Sharing the path to success with your employees
I believe that the future success for businesses to attract and retain top talent relies on a more open management and leadership approach. The workforce is evolving and the new employee is part of a major change affecting not only how we hire and who we hire, but how our companies operate on a... Read more
1 comment Posted 7 Jun 2012 by DeLisa Alexander (Red Hat) Feed
Fail faster
Promoting a culture that supports failure is a foreign concept to most people, but not for the panelists speaking about open government and business at CityCamp Raleigh. According to the panelists, who range from vice presidents of corporations to chief information officers of Raleigh government,... Read more
8 comments Posted 5 Jun 2012 by Casey Brown Feed
Whose capitalism is it anyway?
In the few years since the financial crisis of 2008 hit us where it hurts, the calls for the “end of capitalism” have rung out from the streets and the halls of power alike. We’ve witnessed a lot of hand-wringing and high-level conversation—and some serious approach to reform at the national and... Read more
1 comment Posted 4 Jun 2012 by Polly LaBarre Feed
Relationship coffee
Sustainable Harvest’s inclusive business model is called Relationship Coffee™. While many companies today operate on a series of short-term, profit-driven decisions, Relationship Coffee transforms the way business is done by building long-term relationships based on transparency and trust. We... Read more
0 comments Posted 31 May 2012 by David Griswold Feed
lightbulbs
There’s a Southern expression that goes, "Says easy, does hard." In this case, it’s easy to say that your company is focused on collaboration and ideas. But many executives conflate the terms "collaboration" and "consensus." Seeking consensus and creating a democracy of ideas is not what we at Red... Read more
0 comments Posted 29 May 2012 by Jim Whitehurst (Red Hat) Feed
Is information a competitive differentiater?
I started thinking about the value of information here in San Francisco at the Open Source Business Conference (OSBC), held May 21-22. It's the first day of a two-day conference, and some of the leading experts in open source are here presenting, learning, networking and more. During the opening... Read more
3 comments Posted 22 May 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed

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