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Posted on 27/02/2020 by vmwareemeasmt

Securing the future of retail through IT; and the role of the CIO

by Jarek Matschey, Director Retail, VMware EMEA Retail is in a state of reinvention.  More than 85,000 retail jobs were lost in the UK alone in 2019 and a third of FTSE 350 CEOs changing, according to Accenture – and trends not specific to the UK. The point is, retailers need everything in their armory […]

Posted on 21/02/2020 by vmwareemeasmt

The future reality of cloud

by Frederic Grange, EMEA SE Director of Cloud Provider Business Imagine that you are a cloud service provider based in France. You have built a vibrant business working with other French companies, supporting their growth ambitions with the technology solutions they need, using local data centers. Because your customers are ambitious, however, inevitably one of […]

Posted on 03/02/2020 by vmwareemeasmt

Don’t Break the Bank – Financial Services, transformation and what I’ve learnt being at a vendor

By Matthew O’Neill, Financial Services Industry Managing Director, Office of the CTO, VMware One of the great things about my job is that even after thirty years in banks and banking IT and now approaching three years at VMware, there’s more to learn every day. There are things that are new, things that have changed, or […]

Posted on 16/12/2019 by vmwareemeasmt

The view of business risk is changing; what are you doing to change with it?

Sylvain Cazard, VP SDDC EMEA, VMware The castle walls have fallen, the enemy is within. This isn’t a history lesson, but a description of IT security today. Whenever I speak to CIOs at enterprises across Europe, Middle East and Africa, they tell me how security is the thing that keeps them up at night, above everything […]

Posted on 04/12/2019 by vmwareemeasmt

Cyber security: Let’s stop wasting our time plugging the gaps

Sylvain Cazard, VP SDDC EMEA, VMware CIOs and security managers are feeling increasingly anxious. Cyber attacks of all kinds are constantly in the press, and the financial consequences continue to worsen, almost daily. The stark reality is that businesses are falling victim to cybercrime on a more and more frequent basis. Investing in traditional cyber security […]

Posted on 23/10/2019 by vmwareemeasmt

Taking the software defined path through VMworld

Sylvain Cazard, VP SDDC EMEA, VMware Here’s a recap of the key Cloud announcements from VMworld US. Now it’s time to think about VMworld Europe. The context for Cloud Transformation The world continues to change at a rapid pace and organisations of all types are transforming how they transact, how they interact with customers, partners, employees […]

Posted on 12/09/2019 by vmwareemeasmt

IT teams and business leaders must collaborate effectively to improve IT security

Sylvain Cazard, VP SDDC EMEA, VMware IT threats are rapidly building in volume, scale and sophistication and current strategies are clearly not working. Business leaders have to understand the needs of their IT and security teams, just as those teams have to understand the goals and priorities of the wider business for both to be successful. […]

Posted on 10/09/2019 by vmwareemeasmt

How software-defined data centers give William Hill a competitive edge

The gaming industry has been transformed by technology. The major players have invested and innovated, so we can all play online from the comfort of our homes, or on our smartphones. William Hill is a hugely complex, fast-moving operation. The company’s online business handles millions of transactions a day. It is not enough for William […]

Posted on 15/08/2019 by vmwareemeasmt

Here’s how we fix the broken IT security industry

By Sylvain Cazard , VP EMEA, Software Defined Datacenter, Networking & Security. Despite the rapidly accelerating focus on IT security in the industry, our recent study with Forbes Insights found that only a quarter of business leaders across EMEA are confident in their current cyber security, and less than a fifth (18%) are confident in […]

Posted on 01/07/2019 by vmwareemeasmt

How our customers benefit from secure application infrastructure

It’s safe to say, the nature of applications has fundamentally changed. In the past, apps never left the data center. Now, they are widely distributed across several virtual servers, containers, and physical servers. As a result of this, traditional perimeter security strategies are now ineffective. Why? Because apps and data need security that follows them […]

Posted on 06/06/2019 by vmwareemeasmt

Everything you think you know about IT Security is probably wrong

We’ve all seen the stats, heard the statements and know the consequences – cyber threats are continually on the increase, and it’s a matter of when, not if, your organisation is penetrated. Yet at the same time, we’re spending more than ever before on security. How does that work? It’s a situation Pat Gelsinger, VMware […]

Posted on 04/06/2019 by vmwareemeasmt

Three reasons why enterprises need to get onboard with 5G

by Jean-Pierre Brulard, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). In my last post, I talked about the 5G opportunity for communication service providers (CSPs) and how the telco cloud could help them prepare for 5G while delivering 4G services today – much like Vodafone. This time I want to […]

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