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#GameChangers: LCMC Health Seizes the Opportunity for Faster Desktop Deployment & Application Delivery with VMware Horizon

“The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word ‘crisis.’ One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger—but recognize the opportunity.”

― John F. Kennedy

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Following Hurricane Katrina, LCMC Health, a not-for-profit healthcare system based in New Orleans, Louisiana, had some critical decisions to make. The hurricane had destroyed Charity Hospital, which was a major academic and trauma facility in New Orleans. The state of Louisiana decided to build LCMC Health, which would serve as a modern leading-edge facility for the community and replace the Charity Hospital.

While in the process of building the new University Medical Center (UMC) New Orleans, the IT staff at LCMC decided to take advantage of this opportunity to transform desktop and application delivery. Continue reading

New Quick-Start Guide for Deploying RDS Hosted Applications with VMware Horizon 7

VMware End-User-Computing Technical Marketing is happy to announce the publication of a new quick-start guide, Publishing Applications with VMware Horizon 7. At just over 50 pages, this guide is full of screenshots that cover the process from start to finish—from installing and setting up the Horizon 7 RDSH servers to launching published Windows apps and monitoring live RDSH application sessions.

When you deploy VMware Horizon 7, you will find that you can now do more than ever with your RDS Hosted Applications. You have a wealth of remote-experience features:

  • Support for use cases such as graphics-intensive 3D applications with NVIDIA GRID vGPU and Unified Communications with Microsoft Lync 2013
  • Quick and easy access for your users to their files from RDS-hosted applications, with file-type association and client-drive redirection
  • Support for the most commonly used peripherals, including printers, scanners, other imaging devices, smart cards, and USB storage devices
  • HTML Access Web client
  • Profile management with VMware User Environment Manager
  • Advanced app publishing options with VMware App Volumes, so that applications can be delivered, updated, and retired in real time, without taking the RDSH server out of service

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IRS Approves VDI & BYO for Remote Access to FTI Systems

Faster, simpler and more secure tax reporting is now achievable for federal, state and local agencies thanks to new Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidelines.

While virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) was previously approved by the IRS for remote access to Federal Tax Information (FTI), the September 2016 release of IRS Pub 1075 adds the approval for the use of personally-owned devices to remotely access FTI via VDI.

This is great news for federal, state, and local agencies seeking to increase security and compliance, extend access, improve productivity and lower costs by leveraging VDI and personally-owned devices for access to FTI via the VMware Secure Digital Workspace for Government. Continue reading

[Video] Work Productivity Reimagined: VMware Workspace ONE + Salesforce

The modern workforce relies on fundamental business apps like Salesforce to get work done. Whether you use Salesforce to service customers, close deals, analyze data and nurture leads, or you rely on apps within the Salesforce App Exchange, Salesforce is a vital component across many teams within an organization.

The rise of mobile apps in the workplace allows employees to access pertinent information and complete tasks from any device—work or personal. While this level of access maximizes user productivity on the go, the risk of security threats and data loss greatly increases. For instance, a lost or stolen device, malicious app or unsecure browser can access an unsecured Salesforce application. Once compromised, sensitive company data could be accessed by an authorized party. As IT tightens security around apps and business data, users often perform initial account set up, create and try to remember complex passwords, enter domains and more, greatly reducing the adoption rate of IT investments. How can IT simplify user access of business apps and data, while maintaining the highest level of security to prevent data loss? Continue reading

New eBook! The 5 Next Big Things in Mobile Security

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Strike down new attacks before they happen. Get a free copy of the new eBook from VMware to discover what’s next in mobile security.

The state of cybersecurity is scary. Businesses have watched security breaches expose more than 851 million records in the last decade, and nearly 6.2 million records have been compromised since 2016 thanks to increasingly sophisticated attack methods. Even scarier, hackers appear to be getting even faster and better at accessing your corporate data.

Meanwhile, companies are expecting a slew of new devices [thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT) and augmented reality] to enter the workplace in the next several years. In fact, CIO.com just listed rising mobile and IoT points of entry among their top security predictions for 2017.

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Make the Move to Windows 10 Using VMware Mirage

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Register for the webinar, “How to simplify and de-risk Windows 10 migrations,” hosted by Lakeside Software, MigrationStudio and VMware on Dec 7 at 7:45 a.m. (PST). Partners can register for a similar partner-focused webinar on Dec 7 at 9 a.m. (PST).

It’s been a little over year since Microsoft released the Windows 10 operating system (OS). Since then, customers have started to look at how to migrate and support Windows 10. In fact, in a recent survey we conducted, 64% of customers say Windows 10 migration is the top priority among their end-user computing (EUC) projects.

Within two years, our survey indicates that customers expect to migrate and support Windows 10 in 75% of their install base. It’s clear that Windows 10 is already being embraced by organizations today, and even more organizations are certainly thinking about it.

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Looking to Go Big with Mobility? Join Us at #NRF17

As far as retail IT is concerned, 2016 is over. It’s time to start planning for 2017, and there is no better place to start than Retail’s Big Show on Jan. 15-17 in New York City.

VMware retail mobility at NRF 2017Whether you are responsible for a single up-and-coming brand or a portfolio of traditional companies, mobility has the power to move you closer to your customers and employees. Think about it: Every customer you want to reach has a device. Every associate you want to employ has a device. What’s your business doing with mobility?

At the National Retail Federation’s Big Show (a.k.a. NRF17), VMware will showcase how top brands, such as The Home Depot, Coca-Cola, The Gap and Belk, mobilize and modernize operations using the VMware Secure Digital Workspace for Retail. Continue reading

New Video: How the New Concept of “Work” Changed IT & Computing

The concept of “work” has evolved dramatically over the past decade, and 2016 is the year end-user demands and enterprise IT finally began to come together.

Watch the video below as digital workspace expert and VMware End-User Computing vice president Dave Grant explores:

  • The impact of consumerization on IT and digital work.
  • The balance between user experience and security.
  • VMware’s vision to help solving these challenges with the digital workspace.

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EUC #GameChangers: Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office

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When the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) was planning their new state-of-the-art 911 dispatch center, management knew it needed a next-generation end-user computing (EUC) system. As the fourth largest county in the United States with responsibility for 4 million citizens living in over 9,200 square miles in Arizona, MCSO had been struggling for years with its legacy EUC infrastructure.

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6 VMware EUC Champions We’re Thankful for in 2016

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In the spirit of giving thanks, VMware End-User Computing (EUC) wishes to recognize six dedicated EUC Champions for their impressive contributions in 2016. Thank you to these six people for their tremendous support and hard work. They helped us get the word out about our numerous product enhancements and new features, plus a lot more.

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