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.
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
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.
When 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.
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.
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.)
Thanks to everyone who came out to VMworld Europe 2014. What a show! We wish everyone safe travels home from Barcelona. With more than 9,000 attendees, the energy and excitement from this conference was palpable, whether you were on the showroom floor or tuning in digitally. Here’s a recap of news and buzz from the show:
Today, as AirWatch® by VMware chairman Alan Dabbiere gives a keynote at the Cisco Internet of Things World Forum, I am thrilled to announce that VMware, as part of the EMC Federation, has joined the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) to further advance and support enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives. Joining the IIC demonstrates our commitment to drive innovation in the mobile-cloud era and enable customers to execute on practical IoT use cases.
In our conversations with customers, we continue to hear the modern workforce seeking more information and the right solutions sets to leverage devices beyond laptops, tablets and smartphones into the exponentially growing world of connected “things.” With our existing set of capabilities, technology roadmap, partner ecosystem and membership in a leading organization like IIC, we will enable fresh possibilities for enterprise IoT, which is poised to completely transform how we do business and truly enable end users to work at the speed of life.