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By Annabel Youens, CMO, The Appreciation Engine
By Shane Helm, Global Chairman, Watches and Equipment Division, Rip Curl
This week, Rackspace held the first of three one-day Rackspace::Solve summits. At Rackspace::Solve San Francisco, innovative companies Alex and Ani, Chartboost, CoreOS, Docker, New Relic, SunPower, WePay and Zulily showcased how they overcome pressing challenges in their businesses and for their customers.
Solving business challenges. That was the focus Monday at Rackspace::Solve San Francisco, the first of three one-day summits that showcased how companies are overcoming the toughest challenges in their businesses and for their customers.
Increasingly, growing businesses face massive scale challenges that often impact the data tier the most. Instead of being focused on delivering new features and capabilities to customers, businesses often experience pain in scaling their infrastructure. Database systems become increasingly difficult to scale and troubleshoot, and require high-level expertise to continuously keep running.
This week, with launched the general availability of OnMetal; OpenStack turned four; and Rackspace was named EMC’s 2014 Service Provider of the Year for Innovation. Check out all that, plus some more goodness, in this week’s digest.
By Ryan Bonifacino, Vice President of Digital Strategy, Alex and Ani
By Alex Polvi, CEO, CoreOS
What a difference a year makes! We published the first mobile ecommerce infographic last year. Since then, all the stats suggest that mobile has continued its meteoric rise as an ecommerce powerhouse.
Artifact Uprising is an internet-based startup that wants to free your photos from the confines of your smartphone or tablet and bring them back into the physical world. The startup is known for a suite of tangible products for digital photos that is beautiful in its minimalistic design and eco-friendly roots. Its signature products include Instagram-friendly photo books with interior pages printed on 100 percent recycled paper and a collection of wooden products handcrafted with mountain beetle pine.
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