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Top Tech Trends in Retail: IT Leaders Reveal their Biggest Priorities

Just the other day, I was asked, “What brought you to VMware?” I was shocked when I did not have an answer right away. Don’t get me wrong; there were lots of reasons going through my VMware Retail Solutions Interactive Story Graphichead, including the great culture, integrity of the people and cutting-edge technology, to name a few. However, the question had me thinking. What was the number one reason that brought me here?

Suddenly, the answer occurred to me: The number one reason I came to VMware was our customers and their stories. I knew that if I could find a company where customer success stories were positive and uplifting, the employees and the company would also be successful.

Fast forward as I sit here today on the other side. I am proud to say these reasons have held true. We succeed only when our customers succeed, and that is why it has been our mission to empower our customers to meet their toughest technology challenges. It gives me great reward to listen, collaborate and build with our retail customers and the teams that support them here at VMware.

In fact, this past month we hosted an executive dinner in Columbus, Ohio. A small group of retail IT decision makers had a peer-to-peer discussion on the technology, mobility and security trends within the industry. This was a great opportunity to come together on anything and everything retail, especially occurring on the heels of National Retail Federation’s annual conference.

Top Trends in Retail: IT Leaders Share their Priorities

During our dinner, we heard common themes around the need to transform legacy retail infrastructures into cloud-based infrastructures that support digital strategies. Retail CIOs and IT leaders are shifting to the digital workspace.

On the grand scale, retail technology leaders are looking to enable these five priorities: Continue reading

5 Examples of IoT in Business

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It’s official: the Internet of Things (IoT) is beyond the hype phase. For about 43 percent of enterprises, IoT is now a strategic business initiative either already in place or in the works, according to a 2016 Gartner survey.

Just how are huge organizations using connected “things” and the resulting Big Data generated to solve their most complex business problems? Here are five examples of enterprise IoT projects. Continue reading

Get Up to Speed on End-User Computing at VMware vForum in Atlanta on 3/8

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VMware vForum is upon us once again! If you’re an IT professional who has yet to attend one of our free, one-day events, then head to Atlanta on March 8 for this unique opportunity to interface with experts, win prizes and stay up to date on cutting-edge IT for your business.

We’ll kick off the day with a special VMware Keynote by Shawn Rosemarin, America’s Chief of Staff, Systems Engineering and Field CTO. The rest of your day will be up to you. You’ll have the option of choosing to attend hands-on labs or breakout sessions in any of the following four tracks:

  • End-User Computing: Securely manage your applications, devices and desktops.
  • Hybrid Cloud: Increase efficiency while avoiding disaster with vCloud Air.
  • Compute/Management & Virtual SAN: Evolve your strategy with vSphere, vRealize and VMware HCS.
  • NSX: Discover VMware’s network virtualization platform.

We are living in a time of network virtualization. It’s no longer uncommon for employees to expect to access their work from any device of their choosing, anywhere. This has opened the door to more opportunities, but also more challenges, for IT. Our End-User Computing breakout track will feature sessions on creating and maintaining a secure environment in the cloud while also managing multiple devices with VMware Horizon.

[Related: VMware Horizon Blast Extreme Acceleration with NVIDIA GRID]

You will also have the opportunity to find out how to leverage the benefits of the latest releases of Horizon and Workspace ONE. During this event, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger and VMware’s EVP and GM of End-User Computing, Sanjay Poonen, will present VMware’s digital workspace vision and share exciting announcements about how VMware is shaping the workspace of the future.

[Related: Embracing Consumerization for the Digital Workspace: VMware Introduces Workspace ONE]

Register to attend in Atlanta on March 8, or be on the lookout for our next vForum live events coming up quickly in Montreal and Chicago!

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3 Big Takeaways from Sanjay Poonen at MWC 2016

Mobile World Congress 2016 was a record-setting year for the mobile industry’s premier event, with more than 100,000 in attendance. That growing interest and excitement surrounding mobility is fueling the next evolution in end-user computing (EUC), according to Sanjay Poonen, VMware’s general manager of EUC.

Sanjay sat down with VMware TV to discuss in detail what’s driving the future of the company and the EUC industry at large. Here are the highlights:

“Growth is really about innovation.”

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MWC 2016 in Pictures: Day 1 Highlights

by Chelsea Curtis, digital marketing manager, End-User Computing, VMware

Mobile World Congress, or the Super Bowl of mobility as I like to call it, is underway, and the mobile ecosystem has not disappointed this year. From new device reveals to virtual reality simulations, there’s something here for everyone to learn about and experience. We’re recapping Day 1 with some of today’s top photo highlights – check them out below, and let us know what your favorite part of MWC has been so far. If you’re not at the event, tweet at us (@AirWatch) or leave a comment below with what you want to see more of from this year’s event.

Photo Highlights: MWC 2016 Day 1

Tens of thousands of attendees streamed into the Fira Gran Via bright and early this morning:

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Join Brian Katz on Feb. 24 for a Mobile World Congress Twitter Chat

mwc 2016 vmware twitter chatby Chelsea Curtis, digital marketing manager, End-User Computing, VMware

Mobile World Congress is under a week away, and we’ve got all our devices charged and ready to go! During what promises to be one of the biggest and best mobility events we’ve ever seen, Brian Katz, Director of Mobile Strategy for EUC at VMware, will host a Twitter chat to discuss this year’s most buzzed-about mobile trends at the conference.

Even if you’re not attending Mobile World Congress this year, this Twitter chat will give you an opportunity to join the conversation and hear about the coolest technologies and ideas on display. Follow @bmkatz and #MWCMobile on Twitter and log on on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 5 p.m. CET/12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT to participate. Continue reading

Five End-User Computing Predictions for 2016

by Shawn Bass, CTO, End-User Computing, VMware

shawnbass-4401So many times people make outrageous predictions for what will come in the next year for IT trends that most often are completely and utterly wrong. I think the issue is that people like to be provocative rather than pragmatic. While I’d love to see a future that has billions of Internet connected things and flying cars, the reality is I still walked into several customers in 2015 that were struggling to complete their Windows XP migrations. That being said, I don’t think it makes sense to focus entirely on the stragglers when thinking about where the industry is headed. However, it does help to keep in mind that there’s a balance of thinking in the industry and despite rapid innovation in this space, there will be those customers that adopt change immediately and those that are more conservative with their approach. What follows are my thoughts on the top 5 trends that will impact End User Computing (and to a greater degree IT as a whole) in 2016.

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New Video Exclusive: What is the Digital Workspace?

We’re mere days away from VMware’s biggest breaking news event of the year. And we have vmware breaking news cta buttonyour exclusive pass to finally answering the question that will transform businesses across the world: What is the digital workspace?

On Tuesday, February 9, join VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger and EUC SVP and general manager Sanjay Poonen as they present VMware’s groundbreaking digital workspace vision and the innovations that will make this ecosystem a reality. Continue reading

The Parallel History of the Smartphone & Mobile World Congress

by Gregory Lehrer, senior director of technology alliances, VMware End-user Computing

Once upon a time in the smartphone world, there were two major operating systems that dominated the market.

End users from the consumer or the corporate world were quickly adopting these devices for personal use, email and/or business needs. These two players seemed to rule that part of the industry. Adoption for one of these devices was viral, thanks to its popularity among high-profile celebrities and corporate VIPs.

There were other players, of course, but their market share was marginal, so these two companies running these two OS’ were planning for world domination over the next few years, surfing on massive device adoption.

While everyone could believe this is a depiction of 2016’s mobile industry and the two players described being Apple and Android, this was not the case in the earliest days of the smartphone. Continue reading

Welcome, 2016 – The Year of Disruption, Digitization & Demand for End-User Computing

by Sumit Dhawan, VMware SVP and GM, End-user Computing, Desktop Products

In 2016, we expect to see massive changes to the IT industry, and there are no models from the Sumit Dhawanpast that can be applied to the multitude of new factors. There will be new ways that will impact how people work and enable the digital enterprise including rapid shifts in business, new approaches to IT and a higher drive toward profitability.

With disruption comes change and opportunity. Here are three market observations and predictions as I look to the year ahead. Continue reading