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A Truly Global Education Community at VMworld EMEA

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  Immediately on the heels of the Annual EDUCAUSE 2018 Conference in Denver, Colorado, the VMware global education team headed to Barcelona for 2018’s VMworld EMEA event, changing the venue but not the topics of conversation. To bring everyone together, we hosted a higher education workshop and saw the room filled with some of the Read more...

VMware Cloud on AWS expands to AWS GovCloud (US)

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  This week at AWS RE:Invent 2018 VMware announced the Initial Availability of VMware Cloud on AWS GovCloud (US). This sought-after service gives United States government customers and partners the ability to run production vSphere-based workloads in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. In addition, this service has completed a FedRAMP High Baseline Readiness Assessment Report (RAR) that is being Read more...

VMworld Europe Recap: Reimagining the Possible in Retail

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  Over the course of a week in early November, retailers from all over EMEA transcended upon Barcelona, Spain to reimagine the possible at VMworld Europe. Evenings were filled with cava and tapas, while afternoons were spent learning how next-generation digital technologies are transforming the retail industry. In a workshop designed to fuel conversation and Read more...

What Bank of America is Getting Right with Erica

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  Bank of America’s AI chatbot Erica is on a roll, up from 50K users to 3.5 million in less than six months! I was in the audience when Bank of America unveiled Erica at Money 20/20 in October 2016, and I was blown away by Erica’s potential to use AI, cognitive messaging, and predictive Read more...

’Tis the Season: Retailers Mobilize for Busy Holidays

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  The holiday season officially gets underway on the day after Thanksgiving, but that doesn’t mean retailers haven’t been prepping for months. Everyone’s been purchasing products, inventorying items, and hiring helpers in preparation for what experts predict will be a big year-over-year increase in shopper spending. And with increases in spending—whether those increases come in Read more...

Highlights and Insights: VMware COO, IDC, Reflect on Hybrid Cloud in Government

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  Sanjay Poonen, COO, Customer Operations at VMware, recently published an article on Forbes.com outlining the need for secure hybrid cloud solutions in government: “We live in a society where government often relies on technology to deliver constituent services at 21st century expectations. And the pace of innovation has driven government information technology (IT) to an Read more...

EDUCAUSE 2018: What Blew Me Away in Denver

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  EDUCAUSE 2018 Highlights At the end of each EDUCAUSE annual conference, I take time to look back on the conversations and meetings that took place to see what jumps out at me. This year, I didn’t have to think twice.   What I Heard For the first time, I met teams of people—including IT, Read more...
Strategy

Want Ideal Outcomes in Education? Strategy!

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Prioritizing Strategy Having surgery slows you down. While I don’t appreciate the pain, I do welcome the opportunity forced downtime gives you to think. To really evaluate and focus. And in our crazy, fast-paced technology world, there’s something to be said for stepping back from the day-to-day long enough to be as thoughtful as possible Read more...

VMW and AWS Joint Healthcare Webinar, Oct. 25

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Scaling Healthcare IT in the Cloud: HIPAA and Other Considerations Digital transformation is ushering in a new era for healthcare. Innovative IT approaches are solving decades-old challenges and creating more opportunities to benefit patients and the business of healthcare. However, healthcare IT leaders still must support legacy on-premises infrastructure while they move to take advantage Read more...
Blended Learning and Collaboration

This Year At EDUCAUSE – VMware In Education

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VMware in the Mile High City The Rocky Mountains won’t be the only peaks on our minds at the EDUCAUSE 2018 Annual Conference in Denver later this month. Attendees will be eager to solve the rising student demand for online technology to be incorporated into higher education learning environments. As we learned from the latest Faculty and Read more...