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Another Mobile World Congress Down! | #MWC15

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

Last week, dozens of our VMware and AirWatch team members traveled to Barcelona for Mobile World Congress – the industry’s leading mobility event that drew together over 93,000 industry leaders, business innovators and technology experts for four jam-packed days of excitement. This was my second Mobile World Congress with VMware, and I have to say that our joint VMware and AirWatch presence at the event this year was truly impressive. We won an award, made some huge announcements and really made a splash with highlights including:

  • Main-stage keynote from Pat Gelsinger focused on “the New Mobile Identity” and why business mobility is such a priority for enterprises today. During his talk, Pat spotlighted VMware vCloud for NFV, an integrated Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) platform that will combine our virtualized compute, networking, storage and management solutions with integrated OpenStack support.

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Bloomberg West: Can You have 2 E-Mail Accounts While in Government?

VMware’s EVP and GM of End-User Computing Sanjay Poonen spoke with Bloomberg West this morning to offer insight on the issues that employees (including the former U.S. Secretary of State) face when they want to merge their personal mobile device with their work email.  Watch the video below to learn more about how AirWatch solutions enable employees and enterprises the ability to securely manage the “Bring Your Own Device” trend and safely allow corporate data and personal data to exist on the same mobile device.

New Research Report: The Strategic Impact of Mobile Transformation on Business Value

Navigating the Future of Work amid Cultural and Technological Shifts in the Mobile Enterprise

Constellation Research Report_022615The rise of mobile and cloud computing is driving a cultural and technological transformation in which people expect anytime, anywhere access to colleagues, products and services. To react to this transformation, companies have to rethink the tools and business processes they provide to their employees, customers and partners.

Constellation Research surveyed more than 500 organizations in education, healthcare, high tech, and retail about the state of their mobile computing efforts. The analysis highlighted three major themes that are critical for success in mobile transformation:

1. Mobile transformation is top of mind for most organizations.
2. Mobile is not a device but an effective way of working.
3. Mobile provides a starting point for digital transformation.

This new report provides primary research on the state of mobile transformation with an eye toward how mobile and cloud computing affect the future of work. Insights from the study include challenges and recommended actions for executives seeking to initiate mobile transformation projects. Download the report today to learn more.

New Videos: Elevator Pitches from VMware Partner Exchange 2015

Dare to Thrive 2VMware Partner Exchange 2015 wrapped up last week and it was truly a fantastic event. We dared attendees to “Thrive” as we unveiled a major product launch, acquisitions and partnerships. During the Partner Exchange general session, VMware President and Chief Operating Officer Carl Eschenbach challenged three members of the company’s leadership team to describe the value proposition of a specific part of the business in just five minutes or less! Read on to watch videos of:

  • Bill Fathers, EVP and GM of Cloud Services at VMware, discussing hybrid cloud
  • Raghu Raghuram, EVP of VMware’s Software Defined Data Center Division, discussing the value proposition of the software defined data center
  • Sanjay Poonen, Executive Vice President and General Manager of End-User Computing at VMware, discussing the current and future state of end-user computing

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VMware Acquires Immidio

By Sumit Dhawan, senior vice president and general manager, desktop products, End-User Computing, VMware

We are excited to announce that VMware has acquired Immidio, a privately held company that offers a user environment management (UEM) solution. The Immidio UEM solution provides a consistent and dynamic desktop experience that is independent of operating system, device and location.

Demand for business mobility by end-users is creating far-reaching implications for how mission critical applications are delivered. Customers are increasingly searching for solutions that help simplify the management of end-users as they move from desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones – due to the complexity of managing these assets in silos.

Need for Workspace Environment Management Solution

Customers are looking for a Workspace Environment Management solution that can enable them to dynamically provision end-user workspaces with users’ applications, settings and persona, based on IT defined policies. Workspace Environment Management needs an end-to-end approach to application and end-user environment management across physical, virtual and cloud-hosted desktops. This will enable IT to shift their time and manage service levels for end-users rather than day-to-day device support and operations.

Immidio adds to our product portfolio and will enable VMware to offer a comprehensive set of technologies for Workspace Environment Management. Together with VMware App Volumes (real-time app delivery product from the recent acquisition of CloudVolumes), and VMware vRealize Operations Manager (application and end-user monitoring), Immidio will become a key component of our Horizon portfolio, offering a rich User Environment Management solution.

Immidio was a natural fit for VMware as its solution is:

  1. Simple by Design – The Immidio Flex+ solution was designed with an eye towards simplicity. It is simple to adopt, scale, manage and operate. A lot of attention was given to ensure that no complexity was added and there was no compromise to key capabilities with its simplicity.
  2. Enterprise-Grade and Customer Proven – Customers worldwide have adopted Immidio’s solution with the largest implementations being environments with more than 100,000 desktops. The solution supports virtual desktops, physical desktops and even cloud-based desktops.

With the addition of Immidio, we believe that VMware is in a stronger position to help our customers with their business mobility transformation.

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To learn more about Immidio, visit the blog post by Harry Labana, vice president, End-User Computing Products, VMware, and read more about the Immidio journey in a blog post by Immidio CEO, Rob Huisman.

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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