The Cloud Adoption Gap: Building the Bridges

John Engates (Rackspace Hosting)
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The Cloud is off to a good start – and certainly the hype is – but why does it seem it is being used by only savvy startups and sophisticated Fortune 500’s? What about the folks in between? They will be the biggest beneficiaries, so what’s holding them back? Learn about both the real and perceived barriers – and what Rackspace is doing about it.

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John Engates

Rackspace Hosting

John Engates joined Rackspace in August of 2000 and currently serves as Chief Technology Officer. Engates has worked in several areas of Rackspace including Operations, Professional Services and Customer Care. He was one of the leading forces behind Rackspace’s Microsoft Gold Certification. Prior to joining Rackspace, John was a founder of Internet Direct, one of the oldest and largest Internet service providers in Texas. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio and holds a B.B.A. in Accounting.

  • Comcast
  • Bing
  • BlackBerry by Research In Motion
  • Dell
  • Yahoo!
  • Rackspace Hosting
  • Canaan Partners
  • iStockphoto
  • Ixaris
  • Meebo
  • Quova
  • TokBox
  • Unity Medical
  • Visa
  • .CO
  • Aperture
  • Omidyar Network
  • SendGrid
  • TriNet HR Corporation
  • Wyse Technology
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