Rackspace Weekly Digest: May 24

We’re inching closer to the summer months, but the heat isn’t slowing us down here at the Rack. This week we’ve continued our fight against patent trolls; we’ve created a new email guide to help you make smarter business decisions; and we’ve rolled out several exciting new API and Cloud Panel features in Cloud Files. Check out this week’s digest for all of that and more.

Cloud Files Update: New API-Only And Control Panel Features
Rackspace Cloud Files users now has finer control over how to manage objects and containers with several exciting new API and Control Panel features that we rolled out this week. Check out our new features, which are now available in both the U.S. and U.K. regions.

What Mad Men’s Peggy Olson Could Do On The Cloud
Marketing as a sales strategy has changed in so many ways over the last 50 years. With the advent of social media, there are now millions – and even billions – of new voices clamoring to be heard. Check out how the cloud can help you – and Mad Men’s Peggy Olson – power your campaign with technology that’s smart, affordable, scalable and flexible.

Business Email 101 – Step 1: In-House Or Hosted Email?
Last week, we released the free Business Email 101 Guide to help you think through the decisions involved in choosing the right business email strategy. The first decision you need to make is where to run it – on-premise or hosted. Check out our blog post on how evaluating the different features, value and support options can help you make the smartest business decision.

Why I Joined Rackspace Part II – The Products And The Strategy
Earlier this month, we published the first half of a two-part series from Alan Perkins, Rackspace’s new Director of Product and Technology, Asia Pacific, on why he decided to become a Racker. (Hint: it’s because of our company’s core values and culture.) In the second part of the series, Alan discusses the products and strategy that drove him to continue his journey to the cloud with Rackspace.

Get Mailgun Now, Directly Through The Cloud Control Panel
Rackspace customers, we’ve got good news for you. You can now use Mailgun, the email automation engine we acquired in August, directly within the Cloud Control Panel. There’s no separate account to sign up for or manage, and all Rackspace Cloud customers receive 50,000 emails per month absolutely free. Here’s more information on how you can sign up for Mailgun.

Webinar Recap: C-Suite Disruption: Reinventing The Executive Ranks In A Cloud World
There’s no question that technology is key to accelerating market growth in the cloud industry. Changes in the IT landscape are forcing C-level executives to evaluate even the most basic business practices that they’ve held sacred. If you missed our webinar with Rackspace executives earlier this week, you can take a look here to learn how these changes have helped drive game-changing innovation at Rackspace.

How The New Patent Abuse Reduction Act Levels The Playing Field
The tech community’s fight against abusive patent trolls is gaining momentum. On Wednesday, Senator John Cornyn introduced the Patent Abuse Reduction Act of 2013 (the “PAR” Act) to help deter patent litigation abusers from filing flimsy lawsuit pleadings. Take a look at this blog post to learn how the PAR Act is a major step toward solving the patent troll epidemic.

Leezia Dhalla was the Speakers Bureau Program Manager at Rackspace until 2015, where she was responsible for coordinating external speaking engagements and developing corporate messaging for senior leadership, software developers and key subject matter experts. graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelor's degree in journalism and political science.


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