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Each Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. CST, our Cloud Launch Team offers office hours on our Google+ page to give people a chance to ask questions and learn more about the cloud. In this video I talk about the importance of salting a password (or appending a long string of random characters) before hashing for stronger password protection. In a recent study, we found that the majority of users of wearable technology, such as Google Glass, say that these cloud-powered devices enhance their lives. This week’s must have apps come from Ziptask, which offers a cloud-based web app for fully managed outsourcing. I recently spoke at the TMForum, a summit of global telecommunications providers in Nice, France. In this video interview, I talk about the benefits the cloud can deliver to telcos. In this week's digest we look at inspiring change in IT, Brocade Vyatta vRouter in the open cloud, one-click Drupal and Joomla installations and much more. Within the startup movement, there are plenty of events happening globally in June 2013. The Rackspace Startup Program is here to keep you up to date with valuable information on events and happenings inside the global startup community. With our new CMS installer on Cloud Sites you can quickly and easily install Drupal and Joomla. I was in a customer briefing recently and the conversation turned to adopting a DevOps model. Here are some tips on how your business can DevOps. We’re giving away free VIP Gold Pass tickets to Cloud Expo 2013! That’s right; you can join us for free with just a few clicks.