“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
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 →
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.
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.
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 →
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.
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.
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.
Whether 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?
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.
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.