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Join Sumit Dhawan this Thursday for a vForum Online Spring 2015 Keynote: Mobilizing the Next Generation of Desktops

Sumit Dhawan, VP and GM of Desktop Products, End-User Computing, VMwareREGISTER HERE!

The power of business mobility is driving investment in the next generation of desktop architectures, mobile platforms and, even more importantly, new and rebuilt business processes and business operations designed to make the greatest impact with an increasingly mobile workforce and customer base. VMware is responding to these market needs rapidly.

2015 has been a banner year so far for VMware’s End-User Computing team. Back in March, the team unveiled the next wave of innovation for applications and desktop virtualization with the launch of VMware Horizon 6. The announcement offered up the industry's most comprehensive desktop and application virtualization solution to deliver and manage any type of enterprise application and desktop, including physical desktops and laptops, virtual desktops and applications, and employee-owned PCs.

A month earlier in February, VMware announced the acquisition of Immidio and introduced a new approach to application delivery and user management called VMware Workspace Environment Management (WEM). Then just two months later— the team was excited to announce the general availability of VMware User Environment Manager. The technology leverages the comprehensive and simple-to-use Immidio platform to “make Citrix work better” by simplifying application management for Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop environments.

Finally, earlier this month, VMware unveiled Project Enzo – a new hybrid cloud-scale architecture that is designed to combine the economic benefits of cloud-based VMware virtual desktops and application technology, with the simplicity of hyper-converged infrastructure to transform the IT experience.

What do all of these announcements have in common? VMware is helping its partners and customers mobilize the next generation of desktops - desktop computing environments that are truly inspired by mobility – desktops built on a secure, mobile cloud architecture, offering flexibility in delivery and ownership models, with a unified user experience across all devices and giving IT simplified management and unbeatable ROI. VMware aims to help pave the way for IT to evolve past the limitations of legacy desktop architectures, delivering end-user freedom with secure access to services at the lowest cost, whether delivered on-premises or through a hybrid cloud.

Join Sumit Dhawan this coming Thursday, May 21st by tuning into VMware’s vForum Online Spring 2015 event. Sumit will be delivering a keynote on this very topic - Mobilizing the Next Generation of Desktops. Sumit’s talk will address how VMware can help organizations transform through business mobility, so that users can enjoy a consistent and personalized experience across devices, locations and connections; businesses can drive down costs, improve workplace productivity and respond more quickly while maintaining security.

Don’t forget to register. See you there!

Explain It Like I’m Four: Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM)

AirWatch EMMLast time on Explain It Like I’m Four, we took a look at micro-segmentation, which leverages network virtualization to enable IT administrators to institute a Zero Trust security framework.

In our latest entry, we focus on the quickly growing and increasingly critical field of enterprise mobility management (EMM).

What is EMM?

Enterprise mobility management is an umbrella term that refers to the systems and processes employed by an organization to enable the use of mobile devices like smartphones, tablets and laptops in an enterprise setting.

EMM enables the ability for organizations to manage the email, applications, content, security policies and more on mobile devices. Once an employee enters their user name and password, an EMM provider configures the WiFi, corporate email, security settings like passcode requirements, the public or internally developed applications specific to who that user is in an organization, and content a specific user needs.

EMM is a field that is still growing and changing. As innovations are developed and mobile operating system providers make new capabilities available, the space is continually adapting and evolving. EMM has come into existence in recent years in large part due to the explosive adoption rate of smartphones, tablets and laptops running Apple’s iOS and Mac OSX, Google’s Android and Chrome, and Microsoft’s Windows and Windows Phone operating systems. As employees increasingly rely on these devices in the workplace, solutions such as AirWatch by VMware become critical in delivering the flexibility and agility needed to power corporate-owned devices, BYOD initiatives or any deployment structure, without sacrificing productivity or security.

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Business Mobility is improving how the healthcare industry operates

Hospital AnimationAn Illustrated Guide

This article originally appeared on The Bridge.

From protecting patient information to tracking patient check-ins to sending updates to families in real-time, technology is helping the healthcare industry work simpler and smarter. With secure, immediate access to accurate information, providers can now make point-of-care decisions from anywhere. The result is a radically improved quality of care and life. Read the illustrated piece on The Bridge for a glimpse into the inner workings of technology in a virtual hospital setting.

Transforming Hybrid Cloud Security for Mobile Users [VIDEO]

NSX Data Center HazardToday VMware unveiled a new solution that minimizes security threats from users and mobile devices inside the hybrid cloud. Through the combination of the VMware NSX network virtualization platform with AirWatch EMM and/or VMware Horizon desktop virtualization, VMware provides IT administrators the ability to micro-segment the data center network. This grants users specific network access to the exact resources within the data center to which they are authorized. The ability to micro-segment the network in this way was previously neither feasible nor economical before the introduction of VMware NSX. Now with this combined solution, IT can begin to address the problem of over-provisioned access to data center resources, which is common with traditional VPN gateway access. Noah Wasmer, vice president of product management and CTO, End-User Computing at VMware, explains more in this video:

To learn more about these solutions coming together to address network security and access for mobile users, visit the VMware and AirWatch booth #1315 next week at RSA 2015, April 19-23.

One year later, VMware’s Airwatch acquisition continues to transform mobility

DeathtoStock_Wired7This post was originally published on The Bridge.

By 2020, “half of the world’s population will be connected through mobile devices,” predicted Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona earlier this month. Smartphones arespreading faster than any other digital technology, including the personal computer. And mobile computing has become the new PC because it delivers a unique, personal experience to every user.

Mobile devices, combined with the efficiencies of the hybrid cloud, make it possible for businesses to deliver personal customer experiences to billions of people using wireless technologies that span the globe. Scale is vitally important in business, so companies that get their mobile apps into the hands of consumers and employees before their competitors do will have the advantage.

There’s an unfortunate side effect, however. The proliferation of mobile devices is resulting in massive headaches for enterprise IT departments. Managing thousands upon thousands of employee devices — not to mention deploying apps at such a large scale and across multiple platforms — is an immensely complex task involving seemingly infinite security and privacy implications.

Visit The Bridge to learn more about AirWatch, the challenges brought about by the shift to business mobility and how the technology behind it will help address those concerns.


Telco 2015 – NFV and the Path to the Telco Cloud | #MWC15

Back in March, Barcelona hosted the world’s greatest mobile event: Mobile World Congress. AirWatch Connect, presented at Mobile World Congress, provided attendees with a business-focused experience, including sessions, certifications, and solution expos focused on business mobility. The AirWatch community of industry leaders, business innovators and technology experts at Mobile World Congress joined attendees to collaborate on mobile initiatives, challenges and best practices, with the goal of driving business innovation.

On the second day of the show, various members of the EMC Federation joined Heavy Reading's Caroline Chappel for an expert panel on Telco in 2015. Panelists John Roese (Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Ocer, EMC), Shekar Ayyar (Sr. Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development, VMware) and Sundeep Madra (VP Product, Data and Mobile, Pivotal) came together to discuss NFV and the path to the telco cloud. Click on the podcast below to listen to the panel and weigh in in the comments section below!

Nevro Uses Cloud Technology to Tailor the Right Patient Solutions

Nevro imageThis post was originally published on The Bridge.

It’s easy to think of the cloud as nothing more than a neat place to store files and share documents, but it actually impacts nearly every aspect of our lives — and to some, our bodies and personal health may depend on it.

Nevro is a prime example: The Menlo Park-based manufacturer produces implantable devices that treat and monitor chronic pain (with an emphasis on the lower back), and collect data about each patient. But all of that information needs to go somewhere, and as you might suspect, Nevro found that the cloud is the best way to collect and manage that data.

Visit The Bridge to learn more about Nevro and how the company is using the cloud to create cost savings and safeguard patient information.