With nearly 2 billion people online worldwide and the potential for online startups to become the next big thing overnight, companies must be prepared to handle the massive amounts of traffic they strive to acquire. However, not everyone with an idea for a potentially successful website is a network engineer. This panel will inform those who run startups, or companies that are thinking about changing their infrastructure strategy, about the latest options for building out the networks from multiple executives who have had success with the options on both ends of the spectrum, hand build servers to 100% in the cloud. Panelist will discuss options in infrastructure housing, such as: in-house, outsourced or in the cloud. They will also address the pros and cons of each, what kind of business models will benefit the most from which network configuration, and the immediate and long-term costs involved.
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Is SXSWi in danger of being ruined by the influx of marketers to the conference? Coming off of SXSWi 2010, Jolie O’Dell struck a cord with her post WHY SXSW SUCKS "Too many people, not enough tech… dodging and evading these shallow douchebags… only to find swarms of douchebags showing up an hour or so after the location is made known…" We’re bringing some smart, caring minds together to move the chatter in the halls into the light of a focused panel. Can SXSWi adapt, or will it be overrun? Has the conference jumped the shark? Voices for both the tech/creator side and the marketer side make up the panel. We’re aiming to land on solutions - this isn’t meant to be bitch session. How can we address the challenges of a changing audience and optimize the conference for interactions that are valuable? Are some social ground rules called for? What will the audience for SXSWi 2015 look like? Can we envision how it could kick ass? This isn’t a challenge unique to SXSW. Most communities struggle similarly to adapt and build value. How can we learn from their mistakes and solutions? The SXSW conference is as resilient as its participants — show up and help #saveSXSW.
Archiving in the new entertainment marketplace involves much more than securely storing thousands of boxes of tape and cans of film. In order to provide the service that is really needed, the Archive must be prepared to provide the logical extension demanded by today’s digital film industry business model, i.e. the ability to provide directly within hours from the secure environment of the archive to the studio what can best be called the first link in the digital supply chain.
Geared particularly to first-time attendees to SXSW Interactive, this panel focuses on how registrants can leverage all the different elements of the event to achieve your personal and professional goals.