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Fostering innovation is hard. It’s a lesson Guy Kawasaki, tech evangelist, author and chief evangelist of Canva, learned in the mid-1980s while working alongside Steve Jobs as Apple’s former chief evangelist. On Monday morning, Guy, a self-proclaimed “very happy Rackspace customer,” kicked off the third Rackspace::Solve summit, held at The Peninsula in downtown Chicago. Here are Guy’s top 10 strategies for fostering innovation:
RackConnect v3, the latest iteration of our hybrid cloud platform, will be available to all new Rackspace customers starting October 23.
In my last post I talked about the importance of thinking globally, acting locally, because at the time Rackspace had made our website and several Knowledge Center articles available in Spanish. The Latin American market responded so strongly to our initial engagements that we couldn’t deny what our customers truly needed: a local Rackspace presence. With the opening this week of our Mexico City office, Rackspace is committing to our customers and to the future of the Managed Cloud in Latin America.
This week, we opened our new office in Mexico City, launched Cloud Big Data OnMetal, geared up for Rackspace::Solve Chicago and much more. Read all about it in this week’s digest.
I was delighted yesterday to visit Mexico City and celebrate the opening of our new Rackspace office there, amid longtime customers, local dignitaries, and the Rackers on both sides of the border who have made this expansion possible. Below are excerpts from my remarks:
This year, OpenStack participated in Open Source Day (OSD) at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) for the second time. The main focus of this year’s Open Source Day was humanitarian applications. Along with OpenStack, participating open source projects included Microsoft Disaster Recovery, Ushahidi, Sahana Software Foundation and others.
An elevator pitch is a concise overview used to describe or define a project, service, product, event or startup. The name reflects the idea that one should be able to deliver the summary in the amount of time it takes to ride an elevator, which usually takes 30 seconds to a little over a minute.
Where does fashion meet technology? At Fashion Digital. On Monday, October 20 and Tuesday, October 21, ecommerce retail leaders will meet in New York City to learn about transformative ecommerce technologies and online retail. Rackspace Digital will be there to discuss how we can help power your digital strategy.
Rackspace is tracking an industry-wide security issue broadly referred to as “POODLE,” (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption) (http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2014-3566). This is a vulnerability affecting the SSLv3 protocol, and a number of Rackspace customers may be impacted. At this time, we are not aware of any attacks attempting to leverage the vulnerability, but we’re closely monitoring the situation.
When Accruent acquires a new brand, it’s not a question if the infrastructure will move to Rackspace, it’s a question of when.
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