London School of Economics, Rackspace Seeking IT Leaders’ Input

Although we already know many businesses use cloud technology in one form or another, a central question remains: are they truly maximizing the cloud?

Rackspace wants to find out, and we’re partnering with the prestigious London School of Economics and Intel to help. Together, we’re looking for IT leaders at large U.S. companies (those with more than 1,000 employees and $700 million in annual revenue) willing to be interviewed.

The interviews will be just 30 minutes long. We’ll be asking questions like, do you have the technical expertise to roll out the major cloud projects that will reap the biggest efficiencies and savings for your business? How do you ensure your organization has the right cloud expertise in place to stay ahead of the competition? What are the cost implications of nurturing in-house cloud expertise vs employing those of a managed cloud service provider?

Your participation in the project will give you early access to the resulting report covering the initial key findings, plus we’ll also share subsequent academic articles with you.

In keeping with LSE’s research ethics policies, they ensure full anonymity of both yourself and your company, unless you are comfortable in being directly associated with key statements from the interview. In which case, we will communicate and agree on any quote directly attributed to you prior to finalising the report.

If this sounds like something you or someone in your organization would be willing to commit 30 minutes to, please send me an email to And please feel free to share this invitation with others in your network. The wider we cast our net, the more informative our results can be.

And thank you!

Margaret joined Rackspace after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin in 2016 and serves as a Global Campaigns Team specialist.


  1. Its good idea to take information from companies about the use of cloud technology to know whether they are truly maximizing the cloud or not.


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