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Rackspace Weekly Digest For December 14

From pushing for an open government – like we’re doing in the cloud – to being ranked a top place to work, it’s been another busy week here at Rackspace. Check out what’s going on in the weekly digest.

Opening Up The Government
There are a lot of parallels between Rackspace’s mission in the open cloud and the OpenGov Foundation’s mission to open the government. This week, Rackspace CEO Lanham Napier joined the OpenGov Foundation board and shared his thoughts on the principles shared between OpenGov and Rackspace.

Rackspace A Top Place To Work
Jobs and career community Glassdoor ranked Rackspace No. 15 on its list of the Top 50 Best Places to Work in 2013, a list compiled from employee feedback. We’re stoked to be recognized and to be on the list with so many great companies.

SharePoint 2013: A Week Of Webinars
Just like we did last month, Rackspace’s SharePoint experts will host a number of free webinars digging deeper into SharePoint 2013. The webinars, scheduled for December 17 through December 21, will touch on several different facets of SharePoint 2013. And don’t forget to check out a free 45-day trial of SharePoint 2013 Site Collection.

STEM Education On The Rise
STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education is near and dear to us at Rackspace; and we’ve put together this handy infographic to show how STEM education can help shape tomorrow’s tech leaders.

Happy Holidays (And Thank You)
This year, we wanted to say ‘Happy Holidays’ to our customers, but instead of a simple greeting we decided to put some muscle behind the message. We offered $1 for every unique view of our choreographed holiday kookiness, up to $10,000, with the donations split between five of our nonprofit partners:  Communities in Schools, Big Brothers Big Sisters, City Year, Girls Inc. and FIRST Robotics. We’ve sent it out to a number of customers – if you haven’t received it yet, you should soon – and the response has been tremendous. In 24 hours we surpassed 10,000 views, and they keep rolling in. Thank you for joining us in our holiday gift and for being wonderful customers.

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Andrew Hickey.

Andrew Hickey is chief blog editor at Rackspace, a role in which he helps Rackers, customers and partners tell their stories. Andrew comes to Rackspace following many years as a journalist, more than half of which were spent covering high tech and Rackspace. When not writing, Andrew enjoys spending time with his wife and his dog, and spinning punk rock vinyl. If you have an idea for the Rackspace Blog, track down Andrew at andrew.hickey@rackspace.com.


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