LinuxCon Preview: Q&A with IBM’s Ross Mauri

One of the strongest trends in IT infrastructure is the move towards building strong, open ecosystems that drive innovation and share the benefits from those innovations. In the context of IT infrastructure, this means building an open architecture to enable choice, adopting standards to ensure interoperability and using open technologies to benefit from and contribute to community innovation.  

Open is about how organizations, companies and even countries can address disruptions and technology shifts to create a fundamentally new competitive approach. No one company alone can spark the magnitude or diversity of the type of innovation we are going to need so that organizations have the flexibility and capabilities to meet their specific needs. In short, we must collaborate not only to survive…we must collaborate to innovate, differentiate and thrive.

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