Mike Harris Talks Innovation at HostingCon 2012


Congratulations to Mike Harris on presenting his Innovation Initiative at HostingCon 2012! Harris, IX Web Hosting’s VP of IT, gave a speech on integrating innovation throughout an entire company and not simply waiting for great ideas to happen on their own.

HostingCon Logo

Mike’s speech was covered by Web Hosting Industry Review and was a featured topic on several hosting-related websites.

“Real innovation is methodical. You can repeat it,” Harris said.

While many companies will pay for outside ‘consultants’ to brainstorm ideas, Harris believes innovation can come from within the company, provided the innovation team is given the right environment. For instance, the team should be given the space, time, and resources to work on the project, rather than being expected to work on it in addition to their normal duties. Scheduled time away from the typical ‘day to day’ aspects of their jobs also helps the team focus and make measurable progress.

Harris goes on to describe how the innovation team communicates with senior leadership, and how leadership should challenge and support the team, and avoid simply shooting things down.

Check out Mike’s slideshow for the Innovation Initiative.


We're Always There When You Need Us The Most!

Your Dedicated Support

At IX, we take care of our customers. And dedicated support is one of the ways we prove to you again and again that we are here to help you every step of the way, regardless of your skill level. With IX dedicated support, you get a support technician personally assigned to assist you. You get their name, number, email, social media connections, and work schedule! It's just one more facet of our service which proves our deeply rooted belief that being a great hosting provider requires more than just cutting-edge technologies, but the best in support and service.