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.
Email was the first killer app for mobile. The growth of mobile smartphones and tablets as must-have business tools is due in part to their ability to facilitate secure, instant access to email, the most used form of business communication. Take a look at how mobile and email have grown and continue to grow together and get the latest tips to help you stay ahead of the curve.
Cloud computing helps businesses get off the ground with little upfront investment and operate on a shoestring while accessing technology and applications traditionally reserved for big businesses. Services like web hosting, hosted storage, and email hosting take the financial strain and workload off of business so they can focus on their core competencies. Take a look at what a big deal the cloud is becoming for small businesses.
Music has played a significant role in the increase of cloud computing usage. In 2010, digital music revenues accounted for nearly half of record company revenues. This shift to the cloud is changing the face of how we buy and listen to music. How much of an impact? We did a little research and looked at some numbers and have illustrated them in the following infographic. Take a look:
The mobile computing landscape is drastically changing. More functionality and adoption means more hackers are targeting mobile devices. This year marks the first year smartphones will out sell all other computers combined, including mainframe computers, desktops, laptops, and tablet PCs. Take a look at this infographic to learn more about the latest mobile security trends and ways you can protect yourself.
During the 1960s, computers were large mainframes stored in rooms– what we call a “data center” today. They were costly and businesses could rent out space on the mainframe to fulfill specific functions. During the 1980s, the computer industry experienced the boom of the microcomputer era and computers were being widely used in the office. When the dot-com bubble occurred in the 1990s, so did the boom of data centers. Businesses needed a quick way to establish presence on the Internet and companies like Rackspace were fulfilling that need by opening up data centers. Check out this infographic to see how data centers have evolved over time.
Ever wonder which states work the longest hours or the oddest hours? Here is an interesting graph showing work behavior broken down by Regions and States. The data were compiled based on Rackspace business email usage trends in the United States. The results are quite amazing.