TELLING THEIR SIDE OF THE STORY – VMworld 2017

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WHAT DOES A GLOBAL NEWS AND ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION NETWORK, WOMEN AND CHILDREN EMPOWERMENT, A LEADING DIGITAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTION, A FURNITURE MAKER, A PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY, A MAJOR MEDICAL CENTER, AND NEW YORK CITY HAVE IN COMMON? Each of them will be telling their side of the story at VMware 2017 in Las Vegas next week. Be sure you Read more...

Hear how VMware Certification has Benefited these IT Professionals

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Last month we added four new videos to the Certification Stories series on our YouTube channel. Begun in 2013, the VMware Certification Story series brings you informal interviews with current certification holders about the impact VMware certification has had on their career and their advice for others on the path to certification.   Read more...

Updated White Paper: Organizing for the Cloud

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By Kevin Lees An updated version of my “Organizing for the Cloud” white paper is now available. The update to the white paper was based around a major update to our service-oriented operating model, which we use to help our customers optimize the way they deliver services in a VMware supported environment with VMware-supported tools. Read more...

Free eBook Shows How to Advance Your Career with HCI

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Many organizations are turning to hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) as a smart alternative when architecting a modern data center due to its reduced management complexity, increased agility, and lower costs. But while moving to HCI can help ease the burden on IT professionals, it does bring along potential job roles changes. The impact varies at every Read more...

3 Analogies for Cloud/DevOps Transformation That Can Turn Your Resisters into Champions

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By Pierre Moncassin and Peter Stokolosa  Resistance to change can sideline any project. Customers who embark on the transformation journey towards VMware’s cloud platforms, increasingly often as a stepping stone towards DevOps, inevitably must confront the challenge of resistance to change, which manifests itself in many forms and behaviors. Fostering a change in mindset towards transformation Read more...

Implementing an Operating Model for Agility

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By Paul Wiggett At VMworld Europe 2016 next week in Barcelona one of the topics you will be hearing a lot about is digital transformation. How must IT organisations adapt to support the changing business models required to remain competitive in a “liquid” business environment? There is constant pressure on businesses to introduce innovative products Read more...

A Proactive Approach to Avoiding Chaos in the Data Center

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  The fast pace of today’s business environment means IT has to provide resources on-demand, quickly push new applications and updates, while still delivering on security, reliability, governance, and savings. Adding private, public, and hybrid clouds to the mix just increases the potential for chaos. Our free ebook describes how an enterprise-ready cloud management platform (CMP) Read more...

Business IT is Coming Out of the Shadows

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By Sean Harris For a number of years the perception among businesses that internal IT is unable or incapable of delivering to their needs (particularly for new and emerging requirements) has led them to bypass internal IT and source their solutions directly from external vendors. This is commonly referred to as Shadow IT. According to Read more...

A Day in the Life of a Cloud Service Owner

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By Pierre Moncassin Customers often tell me, “I totally get the principles behind the role of Cloud Service Owner – but can you describe what do they actually do throughout their work day?” Let me start with a caveat: we are all aware that in a knowledge economy few roles have the luxury (or burden, Read more...

CIO Imperative: Master Customer Experience to Remain Relevant

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Begin a New Life as an Innovation Services Team and Deliver the Experience Your Customers Feel Entitled To By Heman Smith What is meant by customer experience – for those whom IT serves? Today’s customers are used to immediate access to an app, typically via a mobile device, immediate ability to execute a task, and Read more...