The rise of cloud-based services has made it much easier to procure IT resources and enabled organizations to treat new infrastructure investments as an operating expense rather than capital investment. While this transition continues to bring new agility to things like development and testing, many CIOs and IT departments are being left out of the conversation. So while IT is evolving, it’s often without a clear direction or strategy. CIOs need to figure out what the North Star is for their organization’s IT infrastructure, and point people in the right direction, vocally.
VMware CIO Tony Scott joined VMware in August 2013, and leads the company’s global information technology group, bringing more than 35 years of leadership and management experience in IT services. Tony recently sat down with Bruce Hoard, Editor of VMware Tech Center for an exclusive interview. Click through below to read the full Q&A.
Winner to be Announced Before Year End; Tribal Knowledge Catches up with Last Year’s Winner
Back in September, we blogged about the opening of VMware’s Third Annual Fling contest, which invites the VMware community to submit ideas that VMware may develop into a “Fling.” “What’s a Fling,” you may ask? Flings are software tools developed by VMware engineers that provide functionality that enhances or complements existing VMware products or explore new ideas.
This year’s Fling contest recently closed on Friday, Nov. 14 and the winner will be announced before the year’s end. Tribal Knowledge had a chance to catch up with last year’s winner, Steve Athanas. (He’s the Director of Platforms & Systems Engineering at University of Massachusetts Lowell.)
Airline crew members are the most mobile workers in the world. And when Delta wanted to extend its mobile Windows systems and apps to cover its exceptionally mobile workforce, they worked with AirWatch to make it happen.