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Today’s guest post is by Shiem Edelbrock, Chief Technology Officer of The Control Group, a San Diego-based tech company whose projects include Instant Checkmate, Reverse Phone and NextGen Leads.
When Austin brothers Roy and Ryan Seiders got sick of replacing their cheap coolers after every hunting and fishing trip, they decided to build a better cooler.
Email is the lifeblood of an organization; the predominant way we communicate and get things done. For most employees, more time is spent using email than any other application. We average 110 emails a day, and spend roughly two and a half hours a day on email — and for many of us, use is far higher.
To enable successful workplace collaboration that delivers high productivity and a return on investment that benefits your bottom line, you need to provide your people with tools that foster ongoing collaboration. According to this infographic (a collaboration between PGi and Column Five), effective workplace collaboration can lead to a 15 percent increase in innovation and decrease time to market by 20 percent.
You probably know that Windows Server 2003 is rapidly approaching its end of life (EOL), July 14 — but do you know why you should care?
Rackspace is committed to supporting our partner network through on-demand training, technical resource and consultations. Recently, I had the opportunity to work with Jordan Emerson, Director of Awesome (and yep, he lives up to the title) at our partner group The IT Guys, who wanted to help his customers develop a social media content strategy. Small businesses and non-profits may not have the resources for a dedicated social team, so I shared some best practices on their Brain Droppings blog that we’ve learned here at Rackspace:
Criminals are constantly on the lookout for ways to tap your credit card. With just five simple steps, however, you can greatly reduce your exposure to these crooks – or at least limit the amount of damage they can cause – and keep your inbox safe.
It was unseasonably warm on the Santa Monica pier last month for the second annual Techweek Los Angeles, an event that brings together practitioners and startups in every facet of technology, from IT services to consumer tech. Many of the companies in attendance were doing highly innovative things and creating solutions that make life easier through technology, such as building a new way to date or creating the next innovation in online food ordering
Matt Wilbanks is the CEO of HelpSocial, the social platform for customer care. HelpSocial users can monitor social networks for customers and connect teams around the business for real-time response. HelpSocial provides relevant information about your customers with their social posts so you can quickly make the decisions needed to serve them best.
Digital Diversification Diversification is a vitally important business strategy that applies to everything from your finances, your workforce and especially your IT layer. The same way you should never place all of your cash reserves into a single investment or hire only database administrators, you should avoid hosting your critical data on a single device or depend heavily on a single technology and, when possible, avoid deploying at a single location.
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