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It’s been only a handful of months since my fellow Forbes pundits Mike Kavis and Ben Kepes bemoaned cloud provider Rackspace’s troubles competing in the cutthroat public cloud marketplace. “Companies like Rackspace simply cannot compete,” opined Kavis in July 2014. Back in May, Kepes snarkily pointed out that “Rackspace has long been something of a bridesmaid,” as they unsuccessfully explored selling themselves to the highest bidder. Yet, just as reports of Mark Twain’s death were exaggerated – or perhaps Monty Python’s “not dead yet”? – just so with San Antonio-based Rackspace Hosting, Inc. In the intervening months they have doubled down on their “fanatical support” strategy, shifting from a pure public cloud offering to managed cloud – a hybrid managed services and public/private cloud combination that differentiates them in the marketplace. Managed services are ... (more)

Jason Bloomberg Blog Surpasses Million Page Views @TheEbizWizard | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

SYS-CON Media Ulitzer Author since February 2007 Jason Bloomberg, president of agile digital transformation analyst firm Intellyx, has surpassed one million page views on the SYS-CON family of online magazines, which includes Cloud Computing Journal, Internet of Things Journal, Big Data Journal, SOA World Magazine, and several others. His home page at SYS-CON can be found at JasonBloomberg.SYS-CON.com. Bloomberg is also a regular contributor to Forbes and Wired. He writes on a range of digital transformation, enterprise IT, and innovation topics.He is also a frequent conference sp... (more)

Make Sure Your Data Lake is Both Just-in-Case and Just-in-Time

Thought experiment: let’s say your app gets a message from somewhere, perhaps from another app, but you don’t know from where. The message contains the number 47 but no other information. What should your app do with the message? The answer: nothing. There’s no way for your app to make any sense out of a single datum with no context, no additional information or metadata about the datum itself. Now, let’s scale up this thought experiment to a data lake. There are a few common definitions of data lake, but perhaps the most straightforward is a storage repository that holds a vas... (more)

Omnichannel Digital Transformation By @TheEbizWizard | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Omnichannel Digital Transformation for Everyone With the explosion of consumer technology options, digital transformation has upended retail more so than any other industry. From the retailer’s perspective, every device, every app, every digital interaction is an opportunity to communicate a brand, to present a value proposition, and most importantly, to drive home a sale. Perhaps the most important lesson these retailers learned from the dot.com explosion of the 1990s is that the web was first and foremost a marketing channel – a way of connecting seller to buyer. With this real... (more)

What Is a Digital Professional? By @TheEbizWizard | @CloudExpo [#BigData]

What Is a Digital Professional? I’ve started using the phrase digital professional, in particular in my recent article dinging Amazon’s cloud division Amazon Web Services (AWS) for not having a clear digital strategy. However, I haven’t been very clear on what I mean, so it’s time to put a finer point on this terminology. The role of digital professional begins back in the 1990s with the rise of the web professional: people who worked on web sites in some capacity. Some of them were technical, able to sling HTML or JavaScript or perhaps Perl back in the day. Other designated as ... (more)