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VMware End-User Computing 2014 Recap and 2015 Predictions

Pace of InnovationBy Sanjay Poonen, EVP and GM, End-User Computing, VMware

Looking back on my first full year leading the End-User Computer (EUC) team at VMware, I can’t help but echo Pat Gelsinger’s comments at VMworld: what a difference a year makes!

Since joining the team in August 2013, we have been working to fulfill our vision of delivering a virtual workspace to allow end-users to work at the speed of life. 2014 has proven to be a momentous year as we have shown the world our leap into leadership positions across desktop, mobile and content collaboration. As we jumpstart 2015, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the amazing accomplishments of 2014 and share some predictions on how I see VMware continuing to grow, excel and be the best for our customers in 2015. None of this would be possible without an incredible End-User Computing TEAM here at VMware that I am honored and grateful to lead.

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VMware Joins Industrial Internet Consortium to Accelerate Internet of Things in the Enterprise

Industrial Internet ConsortiumBy Sanjay Poonen, EVP/GM of VMware's end-user computing business

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.

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VMware End-User Computing Continues Momentum

Sanjay PoonenBy Sanjay Poonen, EVP and GM, End-User Computing, VMware

Here we are VMworld Europe 2014. If you’re in Barcelona for the show as I am, you know what I mean when I say this city is amazing. The people, the energy and the rich culture – it’s everywhere you look and everywhere you go!

But if you step inside the VMworld conference, you’ll see that we have a lot of the same energy as well. People are excited about our products because VMware is a disruptive company with innovative solutions and you can feel the infectious energy from our loyal customers at the show.

As I said during the keynote session today, the world we live in is shifting from a client-server world to a mobile-cloud era, where there is more software today in a modern car than there was in early 1970’s space crafts. This transition to the mobile cloud era will leave many legacy vendors in the cemetery of IT, while creating huge opportunity for a whole new generation of innovators in the next decade.

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VMware Continues To Set Innovation Agenda for End-User Computing

By Sanjay Poonen, EVP and GM, End-User Computing, VMware

Here we are on Day 2 of VMworld U.S. 2014 and I could not be more excited about sharing with everyone all the great things the team has been working on, later this morning on stage during the keynote. We have so much to share with you and there are too many for me to cover here in my blog so I am going to focus on the exciting announcements made this morning.

The VMware End-User Computing Group made several product announcements that advance end-user computing that will set the agenda for the rest of the industry to follow. In addition, we will showcase innovative use cases for our products on stage at the general session later this morning to spotlight how they work in the real world. You will also see the amazing collaborative work we have done with some of our top tier technology partners.

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VMware Continues to Strengthen End User Computing Leadership Team - Noah Wasmer Returns to VMware

Noah Wasmer

By Sanjay Poonen, Executive Vice President and General Manager, End-User Computing

This week is my one year anniversary of being at VMware! What an exciting year it’s been hereat the company, as we are hard at work turbo-charging our End-User Computing (EUC) strategy. I’ve enjoyed working with some of the most innovative and customer focused colleagues here at VMware; the fastest growing infrastructure software company in history. Beyond product and GTM success, probably the part of my job that I obsess the most about is our “PEOPLE AGENDA” – retaining and growing the best talent on the best end-user computing team in the industry!  Continue reading

VMware Expands Commitment to Mobile with Acquisition of AirWatch

 

Today is an exciting day in VMware’s End-User Computing journey. I am very pleased to announce that VMware has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire AirWatch, the leading enterprise mobile management and security provider.  VMware’s vision for end-user computing has been to create a secure virtual workspace that allows end-users to work at the speed of life – so that as they move from desktop, to laptop, to tablet, to phone, to car – their apps, their content, their devices come to life seamlessly – anywhere, anyplace, anytime.  This vision has driven our continued commitment to driving the next generation of the desktop through our Horizon Suite and drove us to acquire Desktone last October to give us a leading Desktop-as-a-Service offering. With today’s news, we take a giant step forward in executing on this vision!

The acquisition of AirWatch extends VMware’s proposition from data-center to device, and strongly positions us for the Mobile-Cloud era.  After the closing of the acquisition, the combination of AirWatch and VMware will make us an instant leader in enterprise mobile management and security, one of the fastest growing and most strategic markets to businesses today.

As we look around the industry, mobile is global - and everyone’s lives, from the top floor to the shop floor, are being transformed by mobile computing.  The world needs a robust enterprise mobility platform for the post-PC world of heterogeneous devices – be it iOS, Android or Windows – and now that is VMware!

I’d like to share more details with you on why this news is so exciting for VMware, for AirWatch, and for our customers.

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VMware Adds Industry Veterans to End-User Computing Leadership Team

By Sanjay Poonen, executive vice president and general manager, End-User Computing, VMware

Today, we announced that I am adding three industry veterans to our existing roster of talented individuals that comprise the VMware End-User Computing (EUC) leadership team and I’d like to take a few minutes to share my thoughts on this exciting development. These individuals will give our group even deeper end-user computing and industry expertise going into 2014 and position us very well to continue to provide customers with industry leading solutions!

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