first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 06 APR 2020 Tags Open source software player Red Hat named company veteran Paul Cormier as its new president and CEO, replacing Jim Whitehurst, as part of a leadership shake-up following a $34 billion acquisition by IBM.In a statement, Red Hat said Cormier (pictured, left), who previously served as president of products and technologies, assumed the top job today (6 April), after Whitehurst became president of IBM.Cormier joined Red Hat in 2001 and was credited with driving more than 25 acquisitions, helping the company create a “full modern IT stack based on open source innovation” to disrupt the IT industry.Pushing his credentials further, the company said Cormier had championed a vision for open hybrid cloud, giving customers flexibility to deliver an app anywhere, on any infrastructure.“The opportunity for Red Hat has never been bigger than it is today and I am honoured to lead the company to help our customers solve their challenges and to keep Red Hat at the forefront of innovation,” said Cormier.IBM, which announced the deal for Red Hat in October 2018 and closed it in July 2019, handed the president title to Whitehurst, who will also serve as Red Hat chairman, replacing Arvind Krishna.Krishna, meanwhile, assumes the CEO position of IBM as of today (6 April), after being appointed in January 2020 to succeed Ginni Rometty. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more Previous ArticleFree Mobile seeks extension to Orange roaming accessNext ArticleZoom US privacy probe gathers steam IBM warns chips are down until 2023 Home Red Hat appoints new boss as IBM era takes shape IBM advierte de que la escasez de chips se prolongará hasta 2023 Author Related IBMRed Hat IBM predicts device battery boost from chip advance Kavit Majithia last_img read more

first_img1:43 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List Share In his second inaugural address, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said Monday public safety and infrastructure improvements would be among his top priorities.1:43In the Atlanta Civic Center, before a few hundred onlookers, Georgia Supreme Court Justice Robert Benham swore in Reed.“I present to you your re-sworn mayor,” announced Benham.Reed, who won reelection with more than 80 percent of the vote, highlighted the achievements of his first term: stabilizing the city’s pension system, growing the city’s reserves without raising taxes, and expanding the city’s police force to 2,000 officers.Reed vowed to “double-down” on efforts to address crime, and get repeat offenders off the streets.“Too often in the city of Atlanta, the women and men of the Atlanta Police Department do their jobs and risk their lives as they arrest criminals only to find that they are summarily released,” said Reed.He opened the door to using Atlanta City Jail to address overcrowding at Fulton County Jail.Meanwhile, Reed detailed his plan to address the city’s near billion dollar infrastructure backlog. He wants a bond referendum by mid-2015, to the tune of $150-$250 million. To offset some of that cost, he’ll appoint a blue-ribbon commission to search for savings within the city budget.“This bond referendum will expand our green spaces, improve our roads, bridges, and sidewalks and we’re going to ask the people of Atlanta for their full support,” said Reed.Reed called the upcoming decision of hiring a new Atlanta schools superintendent one of the most important the city faces. He said he wants to make sure Atlanta students have more opportunity.“At the end of the day, every young person who desires a post-secondary education should be able to get one, regardless of income,” said Reed.  Reed said funding for such an initiative would come from private donors, which he said was more than achievable.We have posted Mayor Reed’s prepared remarks for his second inauguration, which you can download here (PDF).  For Whom The Bell Rings Related Stories Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Partylast_img read more