By Grant Herbon
Oct 20, 2017
In January of 2016, Jungle Disk was spun out of Rackspace to operate in San Antonio as an independent business. As you can imagine, that first year was focused on growth and stabilizing operations as a stand-alone concern. It was a lot of work but incredibly satisfying for our small group focused on that mission.
In 2017, we’ve gained momentum in our ability to serve and delight our customers. Our commitment to our customers became part of our DNA while we were a part of Rackspace and we’ve made great strides to enhance our product and service offerings to evolve from backup to a data security suite.
In the background, we’ve also been working on our commitment to our community. We’ve been doing a lot and now feel like it’s a good time to share the things we’ve been working on.
Our future depends on our children and their opportunity to learn in 21st century ways. We believe in learning in this transformational way and are part of the Industry Board helping to advise and provide mentorship.
We are active in the San Antonio Tech District and support the activities to develop and recruit technology talent to San Antonio.
We are active mentors in their programs to help local entrepreneurs build and operate businesses.
Our office neighbor and we do what we can to support them with our technological expertise.
We recently migrated their email platform to Google G Suite to improve their communication and collaboration as well as setting them up with backups.
Next week we’ll be conducting a Day at Work workshop to show some local high school seniors about different roles available in a technology company.
For the last two years we’ve participated in the program that provides internships to Trinity Students within local startups.
This fall we brought two Fellows from Venture for America to San Antonio to bring a new perspective on entrepreneurship and philanthropy to our organization and community.
For the last couple of years we have been active in the Emerging Leaders Council with the mission of increasing the participation of our young professionals in community philanthropy.
For the last year, we’ve been active in the Cyber Security Council that fosters growth and development of the local cybersecurity industry and provides support and advocacy for legislative issues impacting the industry. The council also identifies and creates tech and cybersecurity workforce and recruitment initiatives to meet future industry needs through collaboration with academic institutions, current businesses, and the military.
We are grateful to work and live in a place where companies of any size can make a significant impact to our community, a city on the rise, where we can do our part.