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Beyond BYOD: The Inevitability of Business Mobility

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By Bask Iyer, CIO, VMware

Two news stories from the last year come to mind whenever I think of the ever-rising tide of business mobility.

In the first one, an emergency physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, faced a critical situation: a patient suffering from a brain hemorrhage was brought in during his shift, and administering the wrong medication would make it worse.  Fortunately, the doctor was wearing Google Glass loaded with a custom medical app.  Using his face-mounted mobile device, he able to pull up this patient’s records and administer the right drug to help stop the bleeding.

A happy ending for all!  Except poor Google Glass—sales of the first prototype edition were suspended in January.

 

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VMware on List of Computerworld 100 Best Places to Work in IT – Again!

I was delighted to learn that VMware’s IT organization has again been selected to the Computerworld 100 Best Places to Work in IT 2015. This iVMware_LinkedIn_Profiles_1400x425_JY_003_Es the second year VMware has been recognized by Computerworld for this distinction, and we moved up to an impressive  #17 (from #26 last year in the large company category). This is a tremendous accomplishment, and I believe that it validates VMware’s commitment to our work and community. Read more at Tribal Knowledge.

By Bask Iyer, CIO, VMware

I Know You’re Not Safe from a Cyber Attack

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I Know You’re Not Safe from a Cyber Attack
By Bask Iyer, CIO, VMware

Benjamin Franklin famously said, “…nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” I would add enterprise network breaches to that list. If you think “cyber-attacks can’t breach my network security,” or more humbly, “our business isn’t that attractive for hackers,” think again.  If you believe your company’s network is foolproof because you have a solid perimeter defense, consider what former FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III said a couple of years ago:

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