How can we help you build your business?

Yesterday Rackspace launched a cloud app partner portal called Cloud Tools. That’s a really boring way of saying that our partners rock and that we’re trying to help them build their businesses.

Why do that? Because by showing off the cloud tools ecosystem we help developers build their businesses (we are featuring 15 partners at launch). That makes them happy. Happy developers build more stuff, which needs more hosting, and they also tell their friends about how Rackspace is helpful to them.

Lots of people ask me why Rackspace is doing building43 and paying me to fly around the world to interview tech and business innovators. It’s to be helpful to developers and companies building business. I interview everyone, not just Rackspace customers. By helping them build their business, we make them happy. Happy developers build more stuff, which needs more hosting, and they also tell their friends about how Rackspace is helpful to them. Oh, I’m repeating myself.

How can we help you?

Comments

  1. Robert,

    Man, you've gone from an self promoting annoying troll to a for-hire promoting annoying troll.

    Ok that was unfair, to be honest, you've never been shy about taking money to blabber about the lame. I almost forgot your time on Channel 9, spent trying to convince the world Microsoft wasnt a monopoly — until they fired you for having a opinion they didnt want to pay you for.

    You ask why your current employer is 'paying me to fly around…' etc — same reason it always was. Youre a shameless whore.

    xx00

    shooby

  2. Giving before receiving has become a new standard to build businesses by. Even in my tiny microcosm of value creation, I realized I have to give to open source communities if I want to eventually attract brilliant web programmers to more selfish projects.
    High five to you Robert and Rackspace for pursuing the high road in marketing and business development! How can I help you guys?

  3. Robert,

    You can delete my comments, but your still a shameless, attention sucking whore.

    xx00

    shooby

  4. Need to setup Pairwork Workshop Training Session. Need to teach companies how to use this kind of technology in Handson Workshops. Not just developers but you need to show front line employees how to create content. That is what drives the need for Cloud Computing. User generated content that goes viral requires content and cloud computing. Dont have the conversation or the content why do you need clouding? <– Cloud +Computing

    You are promoting the best of the best in Tech. But unless you can convert the average Joe CEO, and down the functional line how to engage their customers in conversation it will be slow. Therefore you need to do workshops with people engaging in the tools all setup so they are seemless. Creating content engaging in conversation. Remove the barriers. Show how. Educated people will get it. But you have to close the Technology Gap.

    So the workshops need to have fabulous digital recording. Think almost like a Studio setting. Nice lighting, nice hardware, which means lots of Gigabytes. Lots of Gigabytes make more engaging content. More engaging content stimulate conversation. Teach people how to get Terabytes of good content and you will grow your business Robert.

  5. Robert,

    You've surpassed yourself. In the dictionary under media attention whore, you've added a new section — Robert blows some company for web hits. Which company, depends on who hasnt fired him for having an opinion they didnt pay for.

    Like former Microsoft's monopoly on Roberts brain, his latest John has him spewing about the cloud and new media ways to make money on mostly nothing.

    He says people ask why companies are 'paying me to fly around..' but even Robert knows the answer. Hes a shameless whore.

    Delete it again Robert, it doesnt change a thing, just makes it more evident.

    xx00

    shooby

  6. Robert,

    You've surpassed yourself. In the dictionary under media attention whore, you've added a new section — Robert blows some company for web hits. Which company, depends on who hasnt fired him for having an opinion they didnt pay for.

    Like former Microsoft's monopoly on Roberts brain, his latest John has him spewing about the cloud and new media ways to make money on mostly nothing.

    He says people ask why companies are 'paying me to fly around..' but even Robert knows the answer. Hes a shameless whore.

    Delete it again Robert, it doesnt change a thing, just makes it more evident.

    xx00

    shooby

  7. Robert,

    You've surpassed yourself. In the dictionary under media attention whore, you've added a new section — Robert blows some company for web hits. Which company, depends on who hasnt fired him for having an opinion they didnt pay for.

    Like former Microsoft's monopoly on Roberts brain, his latest John has him spewing about the cloud and new media ways to make money on mostly nothing.

    He says people ask why companies are 'paying me to fly around..' but even Robert knows the answer. Hes a shameless whore.

    Delete it again Robert, it doesnt change a thing, just makes it more evident.

    xx00

    shooby

  8. Here's how you could REALLY help them….

    1. Stop Rackspace rudeness. Arrogance alive, Oracle-level. Humility works wonders.
    2. Damage-control is not SERVICE. Worthy and recognized if praised, but if any critics, they are “isolated opinions”, to quote Frederick Mendler.
    2. Shave the exorbitant prices and stop the insane nickel and diming. Pay here, pay there, pay pay pay. The hippie coffeeshop host charging $7 for muffins, plate and napkins extra. The self-appointed Princedom brand isn't aware that things have gone commodity.
    3. Uptime. 24/7 means that, trucks included. Mass-spam apologies, without any sentiments to back it up, are not to be lauded.
    4. Support means more than just rebooting Apache. “Fanatical” support doesn't mean determining cause or anything meaningful, for that you wait and wait, and pay pay up. Every customer should be “intensive”. How to REALLY get fanatical support, just say this magic phrase… “We are looking at other hosting options”…
    5. Upgrade plan….old hardware, old OS, you are stuck. Pay pay pay. No customer loyalty path.
    6. On B43, actually have relevant content, Geeks and Hollywood, Poken, Going Viral, Gilbore Gang, social networking spaz, with a few token “starting a company isn't that hard, if you ignre everything but technology” (complicated supply chain management formulas, all easy, just dump them on some web space-cadet Cloud).
    7. Ouch my eyes. B43 is a noised up mess. Not everyone has the attention-span of a gnat, and those green tags bars kill the flow. Real time is counterproductive to anyone making meaningful purchase descriptions, where you have to actually FOCUS.

    But shooby is right, this isn't even about Rackspace, they are just the (cloud) host to the spin-generating parasites.

  9. I heard about this on twitter , and thank you for updating me on this very interesting subject.

    One of the great points about cloud tools is it's elasticity.

  10. Robert,

    You've surpassed yourself. In the dictionary under media attention whore, you've added a new section — '2a) Robert Scoble blows some company for web hits'. Which company as we have learned, depends on who hasnt fired him for having an opinion they didnt pay for.

    Like former Microsoft's monopoly on Roberts brain, his latest John has him spewing about the cloud and new media ways to make money on mostly nothing.

    He says people ask why companies are 'paying me to fly around..' but even Robert knows the answer. Hes a shameless whore.

    Delete it again Robert, it doesnt change a thing, just makes it more evident.

    xx00

    shooby

  11. WTF Robert — do I have to script a bot to be able to comment on your very buy-able opinion?

    You think the world doenst know already or something?

    BTW, Roberts 'cloud' is a bunch of VM's running Linux, theres no 'cloud' to it, unless you make one, but he likes to sound cool and with it so he calls it a cloud.

    I often wonder what Robert would write about if he knew what he was talking about.

    xx00

    shooby

  12. Robert,

    You’ve surpassed yourself. In the dictionary under media attention whore, you’ve added a new section — ’2a) Robert Scoble blows some company for web hits’. Which company as we have learned, depends on who hasnt fired him for having an opinion they didnt pay for.

    Like former Microsoft’s monopoly on Roberts brain, his latest John has him spewing about the cloud and new media ways to make money on mostly nothing.

    He says people ask why companies are ‘paying me to fly around..’ but even Robert knows the answer. Hes a shameless whore.

    Delete it again Robert, it doesnt change a thing, just makes it more evident.

    WTF Robert — do I have to script a bot to be able to comment on your very buy-able opinion?

    You think the world doenst know already or something?

    BTW, Roberts ‘cloud’ is a bunch of VM’s running Linux, theres no ‘cloud’ to it, unless you make one, but he likes to sound cool and with it so he calls it a cloud.

    I often wonder what Robert would write about if he knew what he was talking about.

    xx00

    shooby

  13. To “Shooby:” I will keep deleting your posts here. For a few reasons. #1. I was never fired from any job in the past 20 years. #2. You're a jerk and I don't allow jerks here. #3. You won't put your real name on your comments. #4. It's great stress reduction.

  14. Rackspace really help them a lot. Well I wanted to know more about that one on how can it benefit me. I'll be taking note on that. Thanks for sharing.

    - Acoustic -

  15. Rackspace sounds like an awesome company. I’ll check them out. Hard to think of switching from Verio. They’ve been freakin’ awesome for us.

  16. Amazon Web Services S3 and EC2 stole the market from RackSpace. RackSpace has surely a lot of catching up to do (as well as the competitors: Google, EMC, Oracle , Microsoft, …)

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