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Mobile isn’t just revolutionizing how we communicate, but also how we shop. Mobile transactions from the ever-increasing number of smartphones and tablets now account for one out of every 10 ecommerce dollars spent. This shift from ecommerce to mobile commerce, or m-commerce, means online and offline merchants need to take note and adjust their IT strategies to compete. Cloud-based services can help. The infographic below details the mobile ecommerce trend with some advice to help you win the click (and the sales).
All of the information and misinformation around the real benefits of cloud computing is enough to make your head spin. To stop the spinning, we’ve compiled the top cloud myths still prevalent in 2013. Below is a taste of the top five cloud myths. And be sure to check out the full list of 13 Cloud Myths Still Around in 2013.
Though Microsoft Exchange with the Outlook client is the most popular email combination in business, it’s also cost and time prohibitive for many businesses to run internally. The level of complexity, its mission-critical nature and the potential for cost savings make Exchange an attractive application to move to the cloud. Choosing Hosted Exchange, as detailed in the recently updated whitepaper, The Case for Hosted Exchange, dramatically reduces the deployment costs of Exchange and offloads most of the administrative duties, like spam filtering and backups, to a trusted cloud provider. The infographic below takes a quick look at the high-level reasons why Hosted Exchange is the best choice for business email and how to get started.
Whether you’re an end user trying to place an order on an ecommerce site or the site owner who needs that order to stay in business, no one likes downtime. The cost to users is frustration and wasted time, however, downtime for businesses means lost money. Take a look at the numbers in this infographic to help you understand the value of keeping your website up and running.
Running an online shopping cart is an essential part of doing business on the web for most companies – Rackspace included.
STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education is so near and dear to us not only because the “T” in STEM is what our business is based on, but also because STEM education is fundamental to driving innovation and keeping our nation’s workforce competitive. Through the Rackspace Foundation and the efforts of individual Rackers, we support a host of STEM-focused organizations and programs in our local communities and nationwide. To coincide with today’s kickoff of Computer Science Education Week, we prepared an overview of the current state of STEM education. Despite a bleak outlook just a few years ago, the infographic below reveals advances in scoring and participation in STEM subjects.
If you need help evaluating whether your current SharePoint deployment can be optimized in a service provider environment, we’ve developed this short quiz to help you determine the best path. This evaluation is a high-level assessment and not inclusive of every consideration involved for your business. Use this quiz as an initial step to determine if hosted SharePoint is a fit for your business. After you take the quiz, contact one of our SharePoint experts with your results to further discuss your SharePoint options with Rackspace, or take SharePoint 2013 for a test drive with our free 45-day trial.
This weekend we were at the National Association of Realtors Conference & Expo in Orlando helping real estate professionals discover the magic of cloud-based applications like hosted email and file storage. More so than most industries, real estate is a truly mobile business — most real estate business activities take place outside of a traditional office. Take a look at this real estate-inspired infographic to see how accessing files on the go, posting virtual tours and even processing  mortgages has been improved and accelerated by advances in cloud technology.
Just like many other industries, the political arena has undergone a facelift as a result of cloud computing. See how technologies like big data storage and social networks running on cloud platforms are changing the way campaigns are run and the winners are picked. This infographic looks at how the cloud powers the election process (click the link or see below).
Navigating the intricacies of Windows Server 2012 on your own can be complex and can hamper your ability to take full advantage of its advanced capabilities and benefits. With a team of experienced Microsoft pros, access to unlimited scale and a strong relationship with Microsoft, Rackspace is uniquely positioned to partner with you to deploy or migrate your Windows environment to bring it to the next level. Learn more below about what Microsoft Windows Server 2012 on the Rackspace open cloud can do for you.
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