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Visit Rackspace At DevConnections; Meet SharePoint MVP, Author

Cloud Industry Insights by Andrew Hickey – March 21st, 2012

Rackspace will take this year’s DevConnections conference by storm with a booth on the expo floor and a book signing by a SharePoint MVP and author who recently joined Rackspace in the acquisition of SharePoint911. Heralded as one of the largest Microsoft-oriented conferences globally, DevConnections — March 26 through March 29 at the MGM Grand […]

82 Days Of Diligence Comes Down to This: Demo Day At Start Engine

Partner & Customer Updates by John McKenna – March 21st, 2012

Three months of hard work, days that blend into each other and an entrepreneurial spirit to succeed come down to a 10 minute or less product pitch in front of a room full of investors. That’s what happened on Demo Day, Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at Start Engine, the new rapid startup accelerator in Los […]

An Education: Rackspace Gets A Lesson From Educator, Social Activist Geoffrey Canada

Cloud Industry Insights by Andrew Hickey – March 20th, 2012

Geoffrey Canada, famous educator, social activist and head of the Harlem Children’s Zone, gave Rackspace an education Tuesday, urging business and community leaders and individuals to get involved in education to preserve one of the country’s greatest resources: children. Canada’s Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ), a non-profit, community-based organization working to enhance the quality of life […]

Clarifying the Acronyms – SaaS, PaaS and IaaS

Cloud Industry Insights by Ben Kepes – March 20th, 2012

CloudU Notebooks is a weekly blog series that explores topics from the CloudU certificate program in bite sized chunks, written by me, Ben Kepes, curator of CloudU. How-to’s, interviews with industry giants, and the occasional opinion piece are what you can expect to find. If that’s your cup of tea, you can subscribe here. Anyone […]

Why Technical People Should Blog (But Don’t)

Product & Development by Major Hayden – March 20th, 2012

Racker Major Hayden, an active blogger on his own site RackerHacker.com, presents several reasons why technical people should write blogs (and some common objections to why they don’t).

Advice For Awesome Startups From The StartupBus

Partner & Customer Updates by Larry Meyer – March 19th, 2012

Launching a startup is a challenge. From the initial idea to the logo to a prototype product to marketing plan to launch to first customer it can be a daunting road. Imagine doing all of that in just three days! That’s the idea behind the StartupBus, one of our favorite stories of last week’s SXSW […]

How Rackspace Hosted Exchange 2010 Can Improve Your Business

Product & Development by Carl Davison – March 19th, 2012

For years, Microsoft Exchange has been the gold standard for business email communication, collaboration and productivity. And it only gets better with time. In each new release, Microsoft further distances itself from its competition and establishes itself as the king of the road when it comes to features, capabilities and benefits. Because of this, it […]

Rackspace In The News; Week Ending March 16, 2012

Cloud Industry Insights by Andrew Hickey – March 16th, 2012

It was another whirlwind week here at Rackspace. From closing out SXSW Interactive, a major nod as the No. 2 in the cloud computing game and a big mention in a piece about wowing customers with incredible support; Rackspace Hosting dominated the headlines. Here’s a look at four stories where Rackspace was the news this […]

Starting Up (Is Hard To Do): Marketing Material On The Cheap

Cloud Industry Insights by Garrett Heath – March 16th, 2012

Some ideas on how to put together marketing material for your startup on a shoestring budget by Racker and aspiring entrepreneur Garrett Heath.

The Hot Apps At SXSW: Highlight And Lanyrd

Cloud Industry Insights by Larry Meyer – March 15th, 2012

Every year, new categories of social interaction emerge at SXSW. This year, Highlight and Lanyrd seem to be two that got a lot of buzz and use. Both are about discovering people who are close by — people you might want to meet. Highlight is billed as “a fun and simple way to learn about the […]

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