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This week, we join the OpenPOWER Foundation, highlight big data for small businesses and showcase how MyDirectves is using the cloud to change how people make their medical wishes known. Check out all that and more in this week’s digest.
It’s no secret that Rackspace loves startups! And the Rackspace Startup Program is committed to helping entrepreneurs build next generation businesses on the Managed Cloud. We also coach startups through select university entrepreneurial programs, accelerators, investors and others who share our passion for startups. We enjoy working hand in hand with our key partners in the startup community and helping them grow their startups year after year.
The wait is finally over for public folders in Hosted Exchange 2013. Exchange Public Folders let you share calendars, tasks, contacts and email across your organization. You can access folders from Outlook and other Exchange mail clients, the same way you access your personal folders.
By Jeff Zucker, CEO, MyDirectives.com
Rackspace has publicly announced our affiliation with the OpenPOWER Foundation, and we are now an official member. OpenPOWER is a community dedicated to opening access to the lowest-level parts of servers: chips, buses, boards, firmware, and so forth. We anticipate that this movement will bring increased freedom and value to two other communities that we participate in: OpenStack and the Open Compute Project. We think that by working within this new community, Rackspace can deliver improved performance, value, and features for our customers.
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
In this week’s digest, we take a look into the crystal ball and predict how the cloud will advance in 2015. We also talk about using Grafana to monitor your data; launch RackConnect RegionLink; and discuss the transition to an IT as a service broker. Check it out.
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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