Today’s fast-moving business environment requires organizations to continually innovate to keep pace with the changing business landscape, or risk falling behind. Red Hat Open Innovation Labs help enterprises achieve that by allowing them to work closely with Red Hat experts to solve their business challenges in an accelerated fashion using open source technologies. Participants conduct the engagement in Red Hat’s physical labs or in a pop-up lab or at the customer’s location. It lasts between one to three months.
During the residency, customers gain first-hand experience. This includes how to apply agile development methodologies and DevOps practices. Consequently, they are better equipped to solve legacy problems and address new challenges such as developing cloud-native applications.
The National Stock Exchange of India, for example, not only modernized its e-IPO application during its residency. It also adopted a DevOps strategy that helped it to bring new services to market faster. Fukuoka Financial Group leveraged a Red Hat Innovation Labs engagement to sharpen its competitive edge. It equipped its staff with the skills needed to bring development capabilities in-house and accelerate innovation.
Red Hat Open Innovation Labs teach open culture
Customers also get to witness how open principles and open culture help accelerate innovation through Red Hat Open Innovation Labs. In the case of the Heritage Bank, teams learned how to use open source principles to integrate cross-functional teams, technology and processes during its residency. By doing so, the bank can now respond to evolving business demands quickly and deliver better customer experiences.
John Allessio, Red Hat, said, “Organizations in Asia Pacific recognize the need to embed innovation into their corporate DNA. By doing so, they will be able to boost growth and deal with upcoming unknown challenges more effectively. We are keen to help enterprises adopt Red Hat’s open approach to build high-performing, self-organizing teams which can help the business address changes in an agile manner and capture new opportunities.”