The busy holiday shopping season is only a month away and the National Retail Federation forecasts 12 percent growth in online sales over last year. Sounds like good news, doesn’t it? It is, if you can keep your virtual doors open and sales flowing around the clock. Recently, Rackspace offered up five tips to prep your e-commerce site for the holiday crunch. We invited some of our e-commerce partners to provide a guest blog post looking at those tips and offering further advice.
Online retailers have to do a lot maintain their competitive edge. They have to have social and mobile strategies. That have to have lightning-fast page load times. And they have to offer a great user experience.
SMB business leaders or professionals who deliver SMB IT solutions have the option to move to an off-premise cloud. It’s a move that requires more considerations than cost savings, scale, security and flexibility. Here are three questions to ask yourself as you decide whether an off-premise cloud is the right choice for your business.
As a reseller of Rackspace Cloud Sites, I get a lot of questions concerning the service in general and also about my particular offerings and plans. What I find is that most, if not all, of my potential and realized clients are very technical people — in many cases more so than I am — and they ask a lot of very detailed, technical questions. Of course, that is no problem, because I have 24×7 access to a chat with a Rackspace technician through whom I can find the answers to even the most obscure questions, and get back to my clients almost immediately. I’d say around 90 percent of the questions I receive come from various directions and are all a little bit different. Still, there are some common themes that come up when my customers call. Here are the five most common questions/thoughts that I receive from my Rackspace Cloud Sites customers:
This is a guest blog post written and contributed by Todd Kaloudis, senior vice president of business development and global channels for OPNET Technologies, an IT performance management provider and a Rackspace Cloud Tools partner.
Rackspace has been named the 2012 Microsoft Hosting Partner of the Year, an award that recognizes managed, cloud and hybrid hosting. This marks the fourth time Rackspace has captured this rousing honor.