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 engineered customer stories help target general markets...

Trading Gut Instinct for Data Analytics: How SLED Orgs Can Get Started

As a former U.S. Navy pilot, I was taught early in my military flying career to always trust the data your instruments are providing, especially at night or in foul weather. On a...
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What Does a Wiki Have to Do With Data Center Excellence?

For more than 15 years, Rackspace has been known for its delivery of Fanatical Support. Many call it our "secret sauce.” But while it might be secret, it’s not by chance. For example,...

Enhance Your OpenStack Private Cloud with Load Balancing as a Service

Rackspace Private Cloud as a Service customers now have new fully-managed options to improve the performance and efficiency of their private cloud with load balancing as a service. Based on the OpenStack...
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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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Six Key Reasons to Switch to a Cloud-Based Data Warehouse

Data warehouses, which aggregate data from multiple sources so it can be analyzed and acted upon, are critical for business growth. Their ability to...