News - 2013

Wired: Tech Titans Plot to Reprogram Internet of the Future

OpenDaylight arrives with some instant credibility because it’s hosted by the Linux Foundation, the not-for-profit that oversees the Linux operating system, the most successful open source project of them all.
“Our role is to provide our experience and understanding in how to structure and setup an open community that can foster innovation,” says Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin. “All of these companies sought out an open, neutral community, where no single actor can dominate.” Windows 8 Driving Enterprises to Linux

Linux has traditionally faced off against Unix and Windows as its primary competition. The Linux Foundation's 2013 End User study, not surprisingly, sees its progeny dominating.


ZDNet: Big business buys into big Linux

The Linux Foundation and Yeoman Technology Group surveyed 355 IT staffers who work for enterprises with sales of more than $500 million and/or 500+ employees. Guess what?

Ostatic: Linux Foundation Report Shows Enterprises Warming Up to Linux

Just this week I did a post on how much in demand Linux skills are in the job market. They are in demand, of course, because Linux is increasingly being used in enterprises--and not just at the server level. New research from The Linux Foundation in its report  "Linux Adoption: Third Annual Surey of World's Largest Enterprise Linux Users" confirms this fact.


PCWorld: Linux use in enterprises jumps again, survey says

The past two years have already seen significant jumps in corporate Linux usage, but now it looks like that trend is continuing into a third year.


Baseline: Dice: Demand for Linux Talent Is Higher than Ever

It is considered the most ubiquitous and popular free open-source operating system. And if you demonstrate IT skills in this field, you're setting yourself up for a lucrative in-demand career.

Read more at Baseline.

PC World: Gender gap? In tech salaries, it’s all gone, Dice reports

The field of IT is notorious for being persistently male-dominated, but that doesn’t mean women still suffer from a gender gap when it comes to pay. In fact, the compensation gender gap has disappeared for tech according to the latest salary survey from IT careers site Dice.

Read more at PC World.

Dice: Demand for Linux Talent Is Higher than Ever

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Wall Street Journal: Big Data Puts Linux Talent in Hot Demand

Big Data is driving demand for professionals with Linux programming skills, according to a survey from Dice Holdings Inc. and the Linux Foundation. But a talent shortage makes it challenging to find experienced Linux professionals.

Read more at Wall Street Journal. (Subscription required.)

eWeek: Linux Professionals Receive Higher Salaries: Dice

As the U.S. jobs recovery steadily inches forward, the market for Linux professionals continues to leap ahead, with 93 percent of hiring managers planning to hire a Linux pro in the next six months, according to a survey from career and employment site

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