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Our Development Year in Review

I hope everyone is having a nice holiday season. You may not read this blog again until the new year and if so, Happy New Year as well. 2005 was a great year for us here at Webmail and we’re aiming for 2006 to be even better. I hope the same is true for you.
Kevin has a nice post on what we accomplished from a development standpoint in 2005. Here is a summary of product launches (some are customer facing products; some are development efforts that help improve internal efficiencies):
- An improved billing system for our accounting team
- Faster, more reliable statistics for our customers
- Control Panel 2.0
- Control Panel API 1.5, 1.6
- Webmail API 1.0, 1.1
- Centralized Logging System
- Revamped Webmail.us Website
- Webmail Lite
- An Auto-Configure Tool for POP3 clients
- An Outages Alert System for our customers
- Improved Migration Process
- Improved Anti-Fraud System
- Webmail 3.1
- Webmail w/ RSS Reader
- Webmail w/ AJAX, Calendar, and Company Directory
- Webmail Help Section
And here is a list of active projects currently in development. 2005 was a productive year, but again, 2006 is going to be even better.

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Pat Matthews.

Pat Matthews is the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Rackspace. Prior to Rackspace, Pat founded Webmail.us, a business email hosting company that made Inc. magazine's list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. In 2007 Rackspace acquired Webmail.us and the two businesses joined forces. From 2007 to 2009, Pat led the Rackspace mail business and helped grow it to more than two million paid mailboxes worldwide.

In January 2010, Pat was promoted to Vice President and General Manager of all Rackspace cloud businesses. In this role he led Rackspace to become one of the most important companies in the cloud computing industry. He was promoted to Senior Vice President of Cloud at Rackspace in August of 2010.

Today, Pat oversees corporate development, which includes M&A, investment projects, new business initiatives and strategic partnerships.

Pat is a graduate of Virginia Tech. He is an angel investor and advisor in several startup companies. Pat and his family live in San Antonio, TX.


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