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Weekly News Recap, Sept. 5, 2014

Tribal KnowledgeThe Weekly News Recap has returned! We took a short break during VMworld US, but we’re back with the latest VMware and industry updates. You may have noticed that we’ve changed the name of the VMware Company Blog – to Tribal Knowledge! Read more about Tribal Knowledge and the team here and be sure to keep an eye on the latest stories by subscribing to our once-daily newsletter.

Catch a roundup of the latest news from this past week below.

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VMware continues EUC momentum at AirWatch Connect

AirWatch ConnectOn the heels of a successful VMworld, VMware’s EUC division is keeping the momentum going with an enterprise mobility conference beginning next Monday. AirWatch Connect Atlanta brings together the brightest minds in mobility, Sept. 8–11 for four days of education, product updates, networking and more. Follow along on the AirWatch Blog for the latest EUC news and product updates released during the event.

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VMware’s Office of the CTO Announces Third Annual Fling Contest

VMware 2014 Fling ContestGrab your thinking cap and get those creative juices flowing, because VMware’s Third Annual Fling Contest has just kicked off! This annual tradition has been running (with some name changes along the way) for two years now, and we are excited to bring it back for 2014. Flings are free apps and tools that are developed by VMware engineers. They will probably never make it into a product, but we offer them to the public to download, play around with, and use, at labs.vmware.com/flings.

The Fling Contest is open to anyone and everyone—you don’t even have to be a VMware customer! All you need is a cool idea for a new Fling. Is there a problem that you think needs solving? Suggest something to us! We review each and every one of the submissions (last year we had over 200 entries) and a panel of judges selects the best one. The winner gets to see their idea made real—into a Fling! And if that’s not enough, we will also send the winner to VMworld 2015.

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#VMworld 2014 US: It’s a Wrap!

VMware Booth AerialThanks to everyone who came out to VMworld 2014. Here at Tribal knowledge, we have that unique feeling of being inspired and exhausted at the same time. We hope you get a chance to enjoy the long weekend on the tails of a spectacular conference. With more than 22,000 attendees, the energy and excitement in Moscone was palpable. On each day of the show, a new stream of announcements sparked more buzz and energy from attendees. Here’s a recap:

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#VMworld 2014: Perspectives from the Chief Marketing Officer

Chief Marketing Officer Robin Matlock has been instrumental in positioning VMware as an industry leader and transformative force in the world of IT.

Robin joined us to talk about the success of VMworld 2014 and some of the big takeaways from the conference. Hit the jump for excerpts from our Q&A.

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Infographic: “Pulse Check How Desktop Virtualization is Changing the Healthcare Industry” #VMworld

Desktop Virtualization in HealthcareAt Tuesday’s VMworld keynote, one of the thought-provoking demos presented at the rollout of VMware Workspace Suite involved Sanjay Poonen and Kit Colbert showcasing the transformative potential of desktop virtualization in healthcare. The pair showed how a unified user experience across devices saves time and money, while enabling doctors to deliver better care. The migration of patient data from endpoints to the cloud also provides a more secure environment for sensitive information – a perfect solution for industries that are highly regulated. Hit the jump for the graphic.

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The New Reality of Data Center Security

DC Security TodayMicro-segmentation redefines enterprise security

It seems every few days, a new, high profile data breach dominates the headlines. Tens of millions of user accounts hacked, 40 million credit card numbers leaked, customer names and addresses posted to forums: This is the reality of today’s cybersecurity landscape.

One of the oldest approaches to security both outside and within the realm of IT is compartmentalization. You don’t put all your eggs in one basket, and you don’t entrust the security of your data center solely to a perimeter firewall. Network World dubbed this approach “crustacean security“ way back in 2007.

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