Innovation through openness and willingness to learn
A blog post by eZ Systems, Group CEO, Gabriele Viebach prior to Red Hat Summit, Boston USA.
Digital information has reached another dimension and many IT players are now heavily researching how best to solve the dual challenges of multichannel delivery and mass data.
We see this is being both triggered and enabled by new standards (web 3.0) in the worldwide web, allowing much more integration and interaction than ever before. We see a new generation of "all-in-one" mobile devices enabling this interactivity and engagement anywhere, at any time and on any device alongside the fast improving capabilities of digital information production and self-service solutions.
As an ISV relationship blueprint, today RedHat and eZ Systems are collaborating vendors who provide an innovative and future-proof software stack thanks to the OpenShift initiative and the recently launched CloudForms products. This is achieved by unlocking existing Application content and IT infrastructure and all kinds of digital information locked (often in silos) in Enterprise Datacenters. Through bringing to market "Content as a Service", enterprises are for the first time now fully enabled to unleash and better benefit from already existing information and improve the use of their knowledge workers' time through intuitive and more efficient information provisioning. This is offered in a hybrid model, allowing the enterprise to benefit from the advantages of both in-house and cloud-based data and content storage and Application management environments.
Both Red Hat and eZ Systems are built on the Commercial Open Source Paradigm, which by design provides software built with openness and standards, allowing quick integration, adaptability and interoperability with existing IT infrastructure. Through "Ixonos", the Datacenter chosen by eZ Systems to manage and provide eZ Publish Cloud products and which is built on the Red Hat middleware stack, we learned from each other's experiences and concluded now is the time to provide the necessary freedom and flexibility for CIO´s and Business Owners of all verticals across the globe to enable true information brokerage. This means maximizing efficiencies by leveraging already existing information in combination with innovative offerings to their businesses. In addition, new digital business models can from this point become much easier to build and deploy.
"This is a great example of how innovation can work and we are excited about the idea to increase efficiency for end-consumers of digital information and services. The immediate ROI for Enterprises is obvious" says Margaret Rimmler, Vice President of Integrated Marketing at Red Hat.