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Changing Healthcare Outcomes with Predictive Analytics

An analytics executive at a major East Coast hospital told me something a couple years ago that left me dumbstruck at the time, and it’s stayed with me ever since. He told...

Arnold Schwarzenegger, 2018 Mr. Olympia and Digital Disruption

One of my childhood idols was Arnold Schwarzenegger. As one of America's greatest imports via the Mr. Universe and Mr. Olympia competitions (Arnold was a seven time-champion), he symbolized true mastery...

How Private Cloud-as-a-Service Enables a Successful Multi-Cloud Strategy

With more than 150,000 customers in 150 countries around the world, Rackspace has a front row seat to the unprecedented and accelerating change facing companies of all sizes, with all the...

As Phishing Attempts Rise, Remember Email Best Practices

Rackspace security teams are constantly monitoring the cyber threat landscape. Recently, we’ve observed an uptick in phishing emails fraudulently seeking credentials or redirecting end users to potentially malicious content.   As a reminder here are some best practices...

Navigating the Complexity of Big Data Transformation

Businesses must deliver a consistent, high-value experience — or risk losing customers to someone who can. And they're turning to big data technologies for help. With big data, they can get to...
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5S for Data Center Operational Discipline: Simple in Concept, Rigorous in Effect

5S is a Japanese workplace organization methodology based on five seemingly simple tasks: Seiri: sort Seiton: straighten or set Seiso: shine Seiketsu: standardize Shitsuke: sustain Inside Rackspace data centers, we leverage the 5S principles extensively....
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Improving the Government’s User eXperience

Welcome to your first day on the job. Here’s your Windows PC. Here’s your ethernet cable. Here’s your hardware token for VPN. Here’s your BlackBerry. Remember new employee onboarding circa 2008? Unfortunately,...
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Smart Cities’ First Task: Get Connected. Then What?

How deeply should today's city leaders invest taxpayer dollars in smart city technology? To answer that question, it’s important to remember what’s driving cities to become smarter: the growing ability to use...

Rackspace Offers IT Modernization Expertise at VMworld 2018

It’s time again for VMworld US! Thousands will descend on Las Vegas next week, seeking solutions to some of their thorniest IT challenges. One of the most critical: how to drive digital...
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Colocation Explained for Business Leaders

Public cloud has been the belle of the ball for several years now, a now-proven way to reduce IT costs, increase flexibility and speed time to market. Add to that all the...

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Harnessing Data and Analytics to Personalize Customer Experiences

Most financial services and retail companies spend a lot of time and money creating rich customer stories and personas to improve marketing and sales. These...