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.
Last week, we showed you how Intermountain Healthcare and Merck are embracing the mobile-cloud era. This week, we have two new videos to show you how the Los Angeles Unified School District is ensuring that “No Child is Left Offline” with AirWatch by VMware and the fire and rescue teams in the Tualatin Valley, Ore. are protecting 454,000 citizens with help from VMware View. Hit the jump to see the videos.
We are embracing this new mobile-cloud era and its boundless possibilities by working with customers across industries to break down barriers so people can work smarter, without limits. Here are two examples. Hit the jump to watch the videos and learn more.
Superintendent Darryl Adams knew the Coachella Valley School District was about to make waves — that was the point. But he also knew the community had to be part of it. So the district hosted “Transformation Day,” to inform parents, students, teachers, politicians and even people from neighboring communities about what was to come.
What was coming? Fifty-six hundred tablet computers, as a pilot program, distributed to teachers and students to facilitate and spark education in new ways. And in a district where 100 percent of the student body is on the free-or-reduced lunch program, this kind of initiative could indeed be transformative. “Students would not have these devices available to them if not for the district,” Adams says. And he was counting on the tablets to inspire new classroom dynamics and boost student engagement and performance.
By John Marshall, Senior Vice President and General Manager, AirWatch by VMware
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
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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.
By 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.