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Weekly News Recap, Oct. 24, 2014

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In VMware news this week, VMware announces financial results for the third quarter of 2014. Revenues for the third quarter were $1.52 billion, an increase of 18% from the third quarter of 2013.

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Mobile was top-of-mind for attendees and analysts at the annual Gartner Symposium/ITxpo earlier this month. And as usual, Gartner released its Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2015. John Marshall, Senior Vice President and General Manager of AirWatch by VMware shares his top three mobile takeaways from the show in a new Tribal Knowledge guest post.

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#VMwomen Across the Globe: Video Recap of October 2014 Events

The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is the World’s Largest Gathering of Women Technologists and it took place on Oct. 8-9, 2014. A group of VMware employees attended the conference to contribute their unique perspectives on being a woman in the tech industry.

Later in the month at #VMworld 2014 Europe, #VMware hosted the first ever #VMwomen event in Europe, offering an opportunity to network and recognize female talent in the IT industry. Learn more about each of these events in this short video!

#VMware Employees Bring Unique Perspectives to Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing | #VMwomen

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On October 8-9, 2014, women from around the world gathered in Phoenix, Ariz. to celebrate women in computing. Several VMware employees attended the show. Read on to learn more about four of these women, what inspired them to pursue a career in technology and what they were excited to experience at Grace Hopper. Stay tuned to Tribal Knowledge for a post-conference interview with a Grace Hopper attendee and VMware Principal Engineer Anne Holler.

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Top three mobile takeaways from the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo

John Marshall, AirWatchBy John Marshall, Senior Vice President and General Manager, AirWatch by VMware

Mobile was top-of-mind for attendees and analysts at the annual Gartner Symposium/ITxpo earlier this month. As usual, Gartner released its Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2015. These are my top three takeaways:

1. Enabling a broad computing environment

At the Gartner event, enterprise mobility conversations focused more on management

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software than on actual devices. This is a shift we’ve been undergoing as an industry for some time, as more enterprises begin to see enterprise mobility management (EMM) software as a set of tools for managing data, rather than devices. As the concept of computing everywhere goes mainstream and more companies adopt device- and OS-agnostic management software, the specific hardware with which a user connects will be less and less significant. IT will begin to see specific device types simply as endpoints to manage, secure and enable with access to enterprise resources.

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Five Hospitals Working as One

Atlantic Health SystemsWhen we say “the hospital,” we imagine everything — doctors, nurses, labs and gauze pads — under one roof. In the case of New Jersey’s Atlantic Health System, that’s not quite the case. For joint replacement surgery, you might go to Chilton Medical Center, in Pompton Plains. For a medical emergency, you might go to nearby Morristown Medical Center. And if you’re expecting an addition to the family, you might be referred to Newton Medical Center.

All told, the Atlantic Health System has 3,000 physicians across five hospitals, but it serves the community as one provider. From a technological perspective, that’s quite a feat. Just ask IT director Frank McKenna.

Three years ago, he was getting a lot of feedback from physicians. They were using a variety of devices to tap into the hospital’s network, and each device required its own cumbersome login process. What’s more, performance on these devices wasn’t very reliable. A clinician could use an application on any device, but its appearance and functionality differed from phone to tablet to desktop. And when a user updated his personal device’s operating system, it might result in uninstalling the hospital portal software or otherwise making it unusable.

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#VIDEO: EMEA CTO Perspectives from #VMworld 2014 Europe

VMworld 2014 Europe just wrapped up last week. Watch Joe Baguly, CTO, EMEA at VMware talk about his top three buzz-worthy news moments at the show.

CMO Perspectives from #VMworld 2014 Europe – Day 2

On the second day of keynotes at VMworld 2014 Europe, Tribal Knowledge caught up with Robin Matlock, Chief Marketing Office at VMware. Watch the video below to hear her perspectives from the showroom floor. (Did you miss our video interview with Robin after Day One? If so, check it out here.)