"If you look at Red Hat's Innovation Awards finalists, the RHEL
innovation leaders are those that are saving money on the operating
system but still spending plenty on applications like SAP, because
applications drive their business value. At Whole Foods Markets,
for example, "innovation" means "use of Red Hat Satellite to manage
its Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems that resulted in reduced
costs, reallocated resources and the ability of the Whole Foods IT
department to focus on strategic business initiatives."
"Moving to RHEL, in short, was tactical: it allowed Whole Foods
to innovate ("focus on strategic business initiatives") elsewhere.
RHEL wasn't the innovation. It enabled the innovation."