Red Hat announces new consulting service to push OSS adoption
By Digital News Asia July 5, 2012
- Tools and processes to more safely, formally and effectively consume open source
- Also helps customers effectively collaborate with or contribute to open source communities
RED HAT Inc has announced its “Pathway to Open Source Enablement” consulting service to help customers formalize enterprise open source adoption, development, and governance strategies.
While the business benefits of effective open source consumption are well known, enterprise organizations are seeking mentoring and proven techniques on how to proactively harness the power of open source and overcome organizational objections, the company said in a statement.
One of the most effective ways to reap maximum benefits from open source products and development practices is to implement policies around adoption, consumption and management of technologies, and community development practices, it added.
The Red Hat Pathway to Open Source Enablement consulting service will give customers the tools and processes to more safely, formally and effectively consume open source.
It also helps customers in effectively collaborating with or contributing to open source communities, and guides them in creating strategic open source projects and communities, Red Hat claimed.
The consulting service begins with an assessment of the organization’s business goals, the maturity of IT infrastructure and open source software adoption, as well as an exploration of open standards practices.
The business consulting service is scheduled to be available in North America beginning in July. The company said it would expand into additional regions, but gave no details.
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