Interview with Jim Whitehurst, CEO of Red Hat, on the changing role of the CIO

In a short interview, Jim Whitehurst, CEO of Red Hat, talks about the changing role of the CIO. Real innovation happens with big data and cloud APIs based on open source. At the same time, the expectations of the CIO and the IT department are defined by big companies such as Apple, Google and Facebook, while the CIO has to migrate from expensive legacy infrastructure systems. There's a short introduction in Dutch, the interview itself is in English.

Here's the gist:

  • Expectations of IT departments are defined by the big companies like Apple, Google and Facebook, while CIOs still have expensive legacy infrastructure to work with
  • Innovation in big data is coming out of open source software
  • Red Hat is great
  • Software based storage file systems can be run on any hardware you like, even cloud
  • Cloud APIs based on open source make applications more mobile and flexible

 

Part one: open source, big data and infrastructure

 

Part two: Red Hat, open cloud and software filesystems

Author: 
Erica (communication)
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Date posted: 
02.11.2012