If you look back over the past three decades, you’ll see that we have increased our ability to collaborate and stay productive from anywhere, at any time, starting in 1983, with the advent of the first commercial available mobile phone in the United States. Since then, we’ve seen the evolution of mobile devices, from pagers, laptops, personal digital assistants, Blackberrys, iPhones, Android phones, all the way to tablets and “phablets.”
After consulting Merriam-Webster’s to clear up the differences between “telephony” and “telepathy,” I must admit I was hoping to learn about scaling out a solution using the power of my mind in DialSource CEO Joshua Tillman’s keynote today, called “Scaling Cutting-Edge Virtual Telephony with Rackspace.” However, the solution and story that Joshua shared earlier today at Rackspace::Solve New York proved to be thoroughly compelling.
We recently teamed up with Intel to develop an infographic charting the evolution of IT workloads. If you’ve been dying to know when the first email was sent, when BASIC was introduced, and which company first developed flash memory—you’ve come to the right place.
Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) analysis – a major reason companies migrate to the cloud – typically consists of pure number crunching. For example, hardware for a server upgrade has a fixed price, as does the software license. Paying for those incremental resources through a utility billing model is often much more cost effective. It’s an important set of calculations, and one that increasingly leads companies to make the jump to the cloud.
You have a business to run. You can’t get bogged down worrying about the day-to-day intricacies of infrastructure and operations. You’ve got bigger fish to fry than data backup, patching, security, proactive monitoring and incident response.
Happy 2015 to everyone in the IT industry! May all of your technology dreams and predictions come true! As many post their predictions for the cloud industry (including our very own CTO John Engates, with his Cloud Predictions for 2015) we’d like to offer up a few New Year’s Resolutions for IT decision makers to consider as they transition into the Managed Cloud era.
Diversification is a vitally important business strategy that applies to everything from your finances, your workforce and especially your IT layer. The same way you should never place all of your cash reserves into a single investment or hire only database administrators, you should avoid hosting your critical data on a single device or depend heavily on a single technology and, when possible, avoid deploying at a single location.