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For an e-retailer, if their web site goes down for a day during the holiday shopping season, that can mean an average loss of $13 million in sales.
Cloud computing is changing the way healthcare delivers care. Over 70% of health care providers are planning to deploy cloud technologies like email, collaboration, scheduling, and other systems so they can focus on patient care, not caring for complex IT systems. The growing healthcare IT industry is in the spotlight this week with National Health IT Week sponsored by Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. In recognition of the partnership between the cloud and healthcare, we took a look at how cloud computing is impacting the healthcare industry.
Rackspace has changed the game again with the OpenStack-powered open cloud. The Rackspace Cloud is now built on OpenStack, the open source cloud operating system that we founded and is backed by a community of developers and organizations. We’re committed to leveraging open source technologies and open standards to help our customers avoid the threat of vendor lock-in and to foster innovation. The infographic below explores some of the benefits of open environments and highlights the successes of other open projects that have altered the course of business computing.
Today, OpenStack celebrates its second birthday. Since its launch on July 19, 2010, the open source cloud operating system, which Rackspace co-founded, has grown by leaps and bounds. It’s been called the Linux of the cloud and has created an open cloud alternative to proprietary systems. As we wish OpenStack a happy birthday, here’s a look at some of the major milestones and accomplishments OpenStack has seen in its first two years.
You probably use application programming interfaces (APIs) multiple times a day and aren’t even aware of it. They make it easier to share photos with friends, access massive data stores and drive new app development. With the rise of APIs, including our own Open Cloud API, we’ve compiled an overview to help you understand how APIs work, how you’re already using them, and how businesses are finding big successes with APIs.
From Rogue IT to cloud lock-in, the 2012 Rackspace Cloud Adoption Survey has uncovered top cloud concerns of IT decision makers.
A few months ago we sent out a survey to IT pros to better understand the challenges around SharePoint. We were surprised at the findings, reported in the accompanying infographic alongside some interesting numbers on SharePoint’s market domination and usage flexibility.
In April 1973, Marty Cooper made the phone call that sparked the mobile revolution. The mobile phone wasn’t always as smart and as compact as it is today. Take a look back through the various iterations of mobile phones that have brought us from the now-comical brick phone that started it all to the latest iteration that you’re carrying in your pocket right now.
Since the first Earth Day in 1970, the rise of information technology has meant progress but it has also raised many challenges. Even with green IT initiatives, global data center energy consumption is on the rise and IT departments are continuing to look for ways to become more efficient. The nature of cloud computing solves for many IT problems and in the infographic below, we have illustrated how cloud computing is making a difference. In addition, projects like Open Compute, are helping IT industries create more efficient data centers.
Email is a mission-critical function in most businesses today, and efficient management of email services is vital to ensuring maximum uptime and productivity. Hosted email platforms can have a profound impact on the accessibility, mobility, and productivity of organizations of any size to enable employees to focus on high value tasks that drive competitive advantage. Check out the numbers in the below infographic that illustrate some mind boggling numbers related to business email.
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