Feeds

IBM and Red Hat to teach Uni students how not to get offshored

Open source equals paycheck

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Jobs of tomorrow. Jobs of tomorrow. Jobs of tomorrow. That's what IBM and Red Hat can promise the software students of today who are seeing their potential jobs offshored to India.

IBM and Red Hat were emphatic about looking toward the future in a joint statement issued today to tout their promotion of Linux with university students. "To better prepare college students for the jobs of tomorrow, IBM and Red Hat are working together to collaborate with educators in teaching students the open source, standards-based skills necessary to compete for the information technology jobs of tomorrow." Point taken.

IBM and Red Hat have promised to bring Linux to the drunken, information-hungry masses by helping schools develop Linux skills and curricula. The companies plan to focus on software and server training.

If this feels familiar, that's because it is. IBM, Red Hat, Oracle, HP and numerous other companies have tried the "get them while they're young" approach to generating more interest in Linux many times. The hope is that a young, drug-addled Linux developer or user is a Linux developer or user for life. Forget that Microsoft stuff.

This time around, IBM and Red Hat insist that an early embrace of Linux will lead to high-paying jobs.

"There is an increasing demand for high-value, high-paying jobs that require skills in open standards technologies like Linux," said Gina Poole, vice president of developer relations and the IBM Academic Initiative at IBM. "We are pleased to be working with our long-time business partner, Red Hat, to help students develop the cutting-edge technology skills they need, especially in open source technology."

Hopefully, IBM and Red Hat will also hold some classes on how US developers will find jobs here after the two companies have sent the majority of their work to India, China and elsewhere. Funny though, nothing like that was mentioned beside jobs of tomorrow anywhere we looked.

There's more information on this Linux lovefest here. ®

Related stories

Sun King vows to ask new HP Chief on a Solaris x86 date
Commission gets industry support for Microsoft case
Open source search engine trawls free code
IBM and Red Hat to browbeat Sun Solaris users for free
Sun acquires oldSCO for $25m
Insiders reveal SCO's Monterey disarray

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

More from The Register

next story
Business is back, baby! Hasta la VISTA, Win 8... Oh, yeah, Windows 9
Forget touchscreen millennials, Microsoft goes for mouse crowd
Microsoft WINDOWS 10: Seven ATE Nine. Or Eight did really
Windows NEIN skipped, tech preview due out on Wednesday
SMASH the Bash bug! Apple and Red Hat scramble for patch batches
'Applying multiple security updates is extremely difficult'
Apple: SO sorry for the iOS 8.0.1 UPDATE BUNGLE HORROR
Apple kills 'upgrade'. Hey, Microsoft. You sure you want to be like these guys?
ARM gives Internet of Things a piece of its mind – the Cortex-M7
32-bit core packs some DSP for VIP IoT CPU LOL
Microsoft on the Threshold of a new name for Windows next week
Rebranded OS reportedly set to be flung open by Redmond
Lotus Notes inventor Ozzie invents app to talk to people on your phone
Imagine that. Startup floats with voice collab app for Win iPhone
prev story

Whitepapers

A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.