"Having established itself as the leading enterprise Linux
vendor, Red Hat is in a pivotal phase of reinventing itself as a
broader open-source software provider and a long-term technology
leader a la Microsoft and Oracle. It's a tall order, and among
other things it will take a business plan that lets the company
move smoothly through this make-or-break stage.
"Coming up with that internal plan lies on the shoulders of
30-year IT veteran Nick Van Wyk. Van Wyk joined Red Hat last year
from EMC, taking a newly created role as vice president of
operations to optimize Red Hat's subscription model and create
better business processes to support the company's channel..."