VMworld 2018 US Government Highlights

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It’s day three of VMworld 2018 US and anyone here will tell you there is a palpable, positive energy in the air. Here are a few of my highlights thus far: The unforgettable sit-down with Malala Yousafzai, activist, Nobel Peace Prize recipient and youngest-ever Nobel laureate. Monday morning’s incredible General Session, Technology Superpowers.  Witnessing the Rat Pack Read more...

AWS Guest Post: VMware Cloud on AWS GovCloud (US)

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This is part one of a two-part series on VMware Cloud on AWS GovCloud (US), authored by AWS.  By Perry Peterson, Partner Development Manager, AWS VMware Cloud on AWS GovCloud (US) has officially been announced. This is an important announcement for our public sector customers that have sensitive workloads requiring ITAR compliance, FedRAMP, or Department of Read more...

VMworld Industry Workshops Redux

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Back by popular demand, VMworld Industry Workshops featuring healthcare, financial services, government, and education digital transformation leaders will take place Sunday, August 26. Each pre-conference workshop offers a unique opportunity to hear peers describe their visionary perspectives and practical approaches to tough industry challenges. Organizations and agencies looking to improve engagement, empower employees, strengthen cybersecurity, Read more...

The IT Modernization Initiatives Best Addressing Changes in State and Local HHS Policies and Programs

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Uncertainty around federal funding, eligibility requirements, and the modification (or repeal) of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has left state and local health and human services (HHS) agencies hanging in a delicate balance. Although questions loom over policy and program funding, agencies are moving forward with plans to tighten operations and deliver better outcomes across Read more...

2 for 1: How the Right Approach to Modernizing the Data Center Prepares You for Public Cloud

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“Agencies must leverage shared services and embrace commercial technologies such as Software as a Service (SaaS) where possible, building new capabilities only when shared services and commercial technologies cannot meet mission need.” – Report to the President on Federal IT Modernization, December 2017   The Report to the President on Federal IT Modernization provides updated Read more...

Transforming Government Security One Virtualized Network at a Time

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On the heels of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, it’s important to emphasize governments’ collective vulnerability and probability of cyberattack. As The Economist puts it, “the world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data.” And what valuable data governments hold—from personally identifiable information (PII) to classified military intelligence to the inner workings of critical infrastructure. Read more...