The Presidential Precinct brings together young leaders from around the world to meet and collaborate with scholars, diplomats and private sector experts. Whether it is through a one-day program or a six-week program, Precinct participants make connections that drive change in their communities around the world.
However, at the conclusion of these programs, participants lacked a reliable way to keep in touch with experts who could help shape ongoing projects and offer encouragement along the way. The Precinct wanted to establish a digital platform for young leaders to stay connected with influencers to continue valuable discussions and planning beyond Precinct programs.
After selecting Socialcast by VMware as the foundation for its PPN (Presidential Precinct Network), the PPN brought on more than 1,000 users to connect and share ideas about community development projects within its first year.
Today, Socialcast enables Precinct participants and experts to do the following:
In 2014, the worldwide virtual client computing (VCC) software market totaled $3.0 billion, with a growth percentage of 6.9% from 2013. IDC sees the VCC market entering its maturity phase, encouraging vendors to expand capabilities to physical desktop management, enterprise mobility management and application management.
Who are the best players in virtual client computing today? Dave Grant, VMware Vice President of Product Marketing will be joined by Robert Young, Research Manager at IDC on July 28th to discuss the IDC MarketScape Report: Worldwide Virtual Client Computing Software 2015 Vendor Assessment.
Join the webcast to hear them discuss:
How mobile devices are changing the IT landscape today
The benefits of virtual client computing (VCC) that is driving adoption
The methodology behind the IDC VCC MarketScape report and its results
Guest Blog by Will Wade, Director of GRID Product Management, NVIDIA
If your business relies on Linux to run advanced applications, your life just got easier — thanks to VMware and NVIDIA.
NVIDIA GRID technology powers the high-performance 3D graphics of VMware’s recently released Horizon 6 for Linux. This means you can offer a high-end Linux workstation experience, hosted right in your data center, to colleagues using any connected device.
By Andy Morris, Sr. Product Line Marketing Manager, Horizon FLEX, End-User Computing, VMware
Andy here again. I’m delighted to announce that Horizon FLEX 1.5 is now shipping. This update is huge. We’ve got server side improvements, client side improvements, probably even improvements in the bit that connect the two!
Sorry, I’ll try and be serious, this is after all a very big deal. It’s been just 6 months since we shipped Horizon FLEX 1.0, and less than 3 months since we shipped 1.1. This release adds many of the features you requested.
Tony Paikeday, Sr. Product Line Manager, End-User Computing, VMware
Customers share perspectives on what drives them to deploy NSX for securing virtual desktops and apps
I recently had the opportunity to attend RSA, and present at our breakout session “Limiting the Spread of Threats: A Data Center for Every User”. Here we explored the use cases for micro-segmentation, as it applies to both desktop virtualization and even to discrete apps. This was a good discussion, and you could tell from the Q&A, there’s expanding interest in understanding how virtualized users pose new considerations to organizations trying to protect mission-critical infrastructure within the data center.
Guest blog by Justin Venezia, Sr. Solutions Architect, F5 Networks
Are you thinking of migrating to VMware Horizon from a competitive offering such as Citrix? Looking for ways to integrate your existing Citrix environment with VMware Horizon so everything appears in one easy place or with one simple interface? Oh, and how about making it as seamless as possible for your end users to access their applications and desktops, while keeping the migration and management efforts for your IT administrators minimized?
Well, have we got a webinar for you! I’ll be presenting a webinar on best practices and approaches for making a transition from Citrix to VMware Horizon. Also, I will share ways of how to integrate your current Citrix and VMware Horizon environments using VMware and F5 technology.
We’ll talk tech about how VMware and F5 work together to make seamless transition from Citrix to VMware Horizon’s suite of products possible. We will discuss the major migration and integration pain points, some best practices on how to get the job done (of course!), and sensible approaches for achieving a unified infrastructure that is seamless to the end user, easy to use, secure and scalable.
Come join me on March 25th to learn more about how to make the most of your Citrix to VMware Horizon migration and integration efforts.
More on the webinar (including a link for registration) can be found here:
By Tony Paikeday, Product Marketing, End-User Computing, VMware
Next week is GTC 15 – where end users and the graphics technology ecosystem converge to learn how to tap into the growing power of the GPU. Each year promises major steps forward in ground-breaking innovation, and this year is no different! GTC15 will feature front and center, the industry leading joint solution for delivering secure, immersive graphics from the cloud – VMware Horizon with NVIDIA GRID vGPU.
Guest Blog by Dwayne Lessner, Technical Marketing Engineer, Nutanix, @dlink7
Security and flexibility don’t often end up in the same sentence, especially when it comes to delivering IT as a service. But VMware Horizon DaaS Platform and Nutanix hyper-converged infrastructure together are able to deliver the same value proposition with our validated reference architecture for desktop and applications as a service (DaaS).
Together, VMware and Nutanix provide what is arguably one of the best solutions for secure multi-tenant desktops for service providers and the enterprise. Continue reading →
By Sachin Sharma, Product Marketing, End-User Computing, VMware
A constant theme I hear when talking to customers about managing their virtual, physical, and cloud-hosted environments tends to center around the challenges they face with applications and users. In particular, the questions that customers are looking to solve are ones like how can I simplify management of my 100s of apps throughout their lifecycle, from provisioning, to updating, to dealing with app conflicts? How can I optimize delivery of applications to all the different environments, devices, and users I manage? How can I drive down costs of managing user personas while delivering a consistent experience across devices? And these are just some of the questions I hear. Well, we’ve been working to help tackle these challenges with a complete Workspace Environment Management solution using our Horizon technologies.Continue reading →
by Inna Fabrikant, Sr. Client Development Manager, Socialcast
With 2014 in our rearview mirrors, many workplace conversations are turning to performance reviews.
Employees are racking their brains trying to document all of their accomplishments over the past 12 months, while managers have the equally daunting task of acknowledging the successes of all direct reports.
At VMware, we’ve developed an integration between Socialcast and Workday that is helping us to alleviate these very real pain points, while simultaneously saving countless man hours in the process.