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Another year, another VMworld – and what an event this year&#rsquo;s Europe show was! A few things were announced during VMworld, including the latest versions of vSphere, vSAN, Site Recovery Manager, and Virtual Volumes. Take a look below at each product announced, as well as some of the key updates:   vSphere 6.5 VMworld 2016

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VMware is Shifting to a New Fiscal Calendar

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Take a look. VMware is adopting Dell’s fiscal calendar and is shifting from its current fiscal calendar to the 4-4-5 fiscal calendar. The 4-4-5 calendar breaks down the fiscal year into 4 quarters. Each quarter has 13 weeks which are grouped into two 4-week “months” and one 5-week “month.” VMware will commence its new Fiscal Year – FY2018 – on February 4, 2017 and usher in the new 4-4-5 fiscal calendar.

Q4 FY16 will close on December 31, 2016. Order cut off time will be December 30th at 6pm Cork local time for international and 6pm PST for Americas sales orders.

We expect further partner impact to be minimal and we are working through additional details. More information will be shared in the coming months. Meanwhile, please reference this overview deck to learn more and this FAQ.

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VMware påverkar morgondagens IIoT

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Okt 312016
 

Förra veckan meddelande VMware att man går med i Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), en internationell medlemsorganisation med målet att etablera ett arkitektoniskt ramverk för Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). VMware blir medlem med rösträtt genom styrkommittén, en plats som delas med Dell och Dell EMC som är medlemmar sedan tidigare.

VMware, Dell och Dell EMC har tillsammans förbundit sig till tre års arbete i kommittén som även samlar bland annat IBM, SAP, General Electric, Fujitsu, Intel och ABB. Som medlem kommer VMware att bidra till arbetet att etablera IoT-standarder och delta i testbäddar i syfte att driva utvecklingen av IIoT framåt.

Vill du läsa pressmeddelandet i sin helhet, eller läsa mer om Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC)?

Centralized Security and Consolidated Networking Make Hybrid DMZ a Sweet Treat

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Okt 312016
 

Security concerns and networking complexity often are cited as key challenges to public cloud adoption.

Since most public clouds run on proprietary architectures that are often inconsistent with on-premises environments, IT teams are tasked with managing multiple copies of security appliances and physical connections to the cloud. The result is increased cost and complexity – the exact opposite of what leveraging the public cloud is meant to accomplish.

The reality is that depending on the public cloud solution you have in place, implementing and maintaining security and networking across on-premises and cloud environments can become more of a trick than a treat ( Sorry, but with Halloween on our minds, we couldn&#rsquo;t resist ).

Luckily for VMware customers with vSphere workloads, vCloud® Air™ means there&#rsquo;s nothing to be afraid of. With Hybrid DMZ, you get a secure entry point to your hybrid cloud, aggregated network connectivity and compatibility with on-premises architecture. Hybrid DMZ reference designs for vCloud Air provide a series of recommended architectures for building new zones in the public cloud with centralized security and other core services.

With Hybrid DMZ you can:

  • Implement a secure DMZ entry point that extends your on-premises security and governance policies
  • Leverage a cost-effective, high-performance design that centralizes multiple cloud entry points and shares them amongst different vCloud Air service instances
  • Maintain the same architecture, security, governance and networking policies on-premises and in the cloud

Ready to learn more? Check out Hybrid DMZ and other spooktacular vCloud Air public cloud &#rsquo;treats&#rdquo; with this demo.

Happy Halloween!

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Mobile Security Alert: 4 Top Cyber Security Horrors, According to the Experts

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Okt 312016
 
Happy Halloween, all! While the world collectively shouts &#rsquo;Trick or Treat!&#rdquo; your friendly neighborhood mobility experts are scared witless by an impending doom, a haunting reality, a terrifying terror looming in every business: mobile security horrors. We talked to four mobile security experts to explore the deep dark underworld of cyber security. Here are their […]]> Happy Halloween, all! While the world collectively shouts &#rsquo;Trick or Treat!&#rdquo; your friendly neighborhood mobility experts are scared witless by an impending doom, a haunting reality, a terrifying terror looming in every business: mobile security horrors.

We talked to four mobile security experts to explore the deep dark underworld of cyber security. Here are their top cyber security horrors. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

Zombie Apps

Some of the biggest threats to enterprise security today are Zombie Apps, and how fitting in time for Halloween. Zombie Apps, also known as Dead Apps, are mobile applications that have been removed from the app store, but continue to live on millions of employee devicesalong with their vulnerabilities and risky behaviors that got them kicked off the store to begin with.

 

Since these apps are no longer available from the respective app stores, they are no longer being updated for bugs, vulnerabilities or security fixes, and are easily exploited by third parties, offering fake updates and content or targeting known vulnerabilities that were never patched. Our Appthority research team has determined that more than 1-in-4 devices (26.95%) in the enterprise had at least one Zombie App lurking. Can you imagine the horrific security breach possibilities here?

 

—Domingo Guerra, co-founder and president, Appthority

Pegasus & the Spyware Threat

Just about a month ago, Lookout, together with our research partner Citizen Lab, reported on Pegasus, a mobile spyware threat targeting high-value individuals around the world. The takeaway from the Pegasus discovery is that the era of the highly resourced attacker going after phones before network or desktop infrastructure has arrived. These actors see mobile as a fertile platform for gathering information about targets and regularly exploit the mobile environment for this purpose.

 

—Michael Murray, VP security research and response, Lookout

[Related: What You Need to Know about Trident & Pegasus]

Invisible Mobile Threats

Witches and vampires might not be real, but threats to mobile devices are. Based on what we&#rsquo;re seeing, people aren&#rsquo;t doing enough to protect themselves. Skycure brings invisible mobile threats to the surface, so that enterprises can fight the bad guys on a level playing field.

 

—Adi Sharabani, CEO, Skycure

[Related: Why Every Smartphone Owner Needs Good Personal Hygiene]

Insider Threats

The worst kind of Halloween gift anyone wants is their company’s name in the papers for the next data breach. But the fact is, companies are more vulnerable than ever, with the average enterprise using1,678cloud apps and an increasing amount of corporate data moving to the cloud. What&#rsquo;s even more spooky is 89.6% of enterprises experience at least one insider threat incident per month, and 76.3% of enterprises experience at least one compromised account incident each month.

 

As companies adopt an increasingly ‘cloud-first’ approach in this new mobile-cloud era, they need to have a comprehensive plan around compliance, data security and threat protection. Have a happy and secure Halloween!

 

—Kamal Shah, SVP Products, Skyhigh Networks

[Related: Free Tech Podcast: The Real Truth about Mobile Security]

Learn more about how your IT team can be the heroes that outmaneuver the terrifying cyber security super villains with these great resources:

  • VMware Mobile Security Alliance
  • Office 365: Approaches to Optimizing Security
  • On-Demand: HummingBad, QuadRooter & Trident: What&#rsquo;s the Next Mobile Threat?

New vRealize Automation Video Series in the VMware Learning Zone

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Okt 312016
 

Taught by top VMware experts, VMware Learning Zone can improve your abilities and your organization&#rsquo;s overall VMware proficiency, adoption rate, and ROI. This month we released a new video series, vRealize Automation 7 Multi-Tenancy and Roles, by VMware Certified Instructor (VCI) Sascha Milic.

  • Overview, History
  • Creating a Tenant, Defining the Tenant Administrator
  • Adding a Directory Source (AD)
  • Defining a Infrastructure Administrator (IA), IA Capabilities
  • Creating Systemwide Objects as Fabric Administrator

These videos are available right now to anyone with an active VMware Learning Zone Standard or Premium subscription.

Be the first to know when new videos are released by following #NewInTheZone on Twitter.

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Mit digitalen Kompetenzen in die Zukunft: Bildung 4.0

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Okt 312016
 

Beitrag von Matthias Schorer, Head of Strategy Consulting, CEMEA, VMware

Kreidetafel, Tageslichtprojektor und ein dickes Lehrbuch. Mehr wurde von den Lehrkräften nicht benötigt, um Schülern und Auszubildenden Lehrinhalte zu vermitteln. Diese horchten und notierten mit Stift auf Papier. So oder so ähnlich sah es vermutlich in den meisten Schulen und Ausbildungsstätten hierzulande lange Zeiten aus – auch in meinen eigenen. Doch diese Zeiten sind vorbei: Der digitale Wandel stellt neue Anforderungen an Schüler und Lehrer. Digitalisierung will verstanden, verinnerlicht und umgesetzt werden. Schüler und Auszubildende sollen so früh wie möglich an die Anforderungen des zukünftigen Arbeitsmarktes gewöhnt werden, denn ohne Bildung 4.0 keine Industrie 4.0 – so der Gedanke.

Natürlich ergeben sich bei solch fundamentalen Weichenstellungen des Bildungswesens vielschichtige Herausforderung für Schüler, Lehrer, Bund und Länder. Warum wir die Bildung digitaler Kompetenzen jedoch um jeden Preis meistern sollten, wird nachfolgend deutlich.

Die Digitalisierung wartet nicht

Die jüngste PISA Studie aus dem Jahr 2012 zu den digitalen Fähigkeiten von Schülern ließ Deutschland schlecht dastehen: Ein Platz im Mittelfeld des internationalen Vergleichs ist zu wenig, bedenkt man den Anspruch Deutschlands als führender Industrie- und Innovationsstandort. In einer weiteren repräsentativen Studie des Bundesinstituts für Berufsbildung wird außerdem deutlich, dass auch Betriebe für den Einsatz digitaler Medien in der Aus- sowie Weiterbildung stärker sensibilisiert und gewonnen werden müssen. Überraschend zeigt sich, dass klassisch, nicht-digitale Medienformate noch immer als am wichtigsten eingeschätzt werden. Dabei sagt jedoch die deutliche Mehrheit der befragten Betriebe aus, dass digitale Formate – insbesondere web- und computerbasierte Lernprogramme – ihrer Meinung nach in Zukunft bei allen betrieblichen Tätigkeiten an Bedeutung gewinnen werden. Paradox, finden Sie nicht auch? Insgesamt zeigt die Studie, dass Betriebe den Nutzen digitaler Lernformen im Verhältnis zu deren Aufwand bei der Erstellung, Anschaffung und Wartung als zu gering einschätzen. Das muss dringend geändert werden. Schulen und Betriebe, insbesondere solche von kleiner und mittlerer Größe, müssen gezielt gefördert und gefordert werden, um die Wettbewerbsfähigkeit der Arbeitnehmer und Arbeitgeber weiterhin zu gewährleisten.

Ein Schritt in die richtige Richtung

Erste Schritte in Richtung Bildung 4.0 gab es bereits im Jahr 2012. Das vorgestellte Förderprogramm des Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung sieht neben digitalen Bildungsangeboten auch die Einbindung möglichst vieler Akteure in die Konzeptentwicklung vor. Dadurch soll die umfassende und branchenübergreifende Adaption unterschiedlicher Fördermaßnahmen gelingen. Das Sonderprogramm ÜBS stellt eine daraus resultierende Maßnahme dar. Hierbei wird die Digitalisierung in überbetrieblichen Berufsbildungsstätten (ÜBS) und Kompetenzzentren gefördert und zwischen 2016 und 2019 bis zu 74 Millionen Euro zur Verfügung gestellt.

Ein noch offensiveres Signal gen Digitalisierung sendet jüngst Bildungsministerin Dr. Johanna Wanka mit der Vorstellung des DigitalPaktD. Dieser sieht vor, dass bis zum Jahr 2021 alle rund 40.000 Schulen in der Bundesrepublik eine Breitbandverbindung, WLAN und Computer erhalten. Hierfür sollen in den kommenden fünf Jahren fünf Milliarden Euro auf Bundesebene bereitgestellt werden und somit das Fundament einer nachhaltigen Digitalisierung in der Bildung geschaffen werden. Diese Steilvorlage des Bundes muss nun „nur noch” von den einzelnen Ländern – im Kern eigenverantwortlich in Sachen Bildung – durch geeignete Lehrkräfte mit passenden Unterrichtskonzepten verwertet werden.

Mit Mut und Kooperation in die Zukunft

Schon heute gibt es hervorragende Handlungsbeispiele auf Länderebene: Mit dem Dialogprozess „Lernen im digitalen Wandel” startete die Landesregierung Nordrhein-Westfalen Ende letzten Jahres einen breit angelegten Diskurs über die Anforderungen der Digitalisierung. Hierbei wurden in einem dreistufigen Prozess die Meinungen und Erfahrungen der interessierten Öffentlichkeit gesammelt und in Folge dessen zu einem Leitbild für Bildung in Zeiten der Digitalisierung verarbeitet. Dieses stellt das bundesweit erste seiner Art dar und umfasst alle Bereiche des Bildungsweges – von Kitas bis hin zu den Unihörsälen des Landes.

Damit eines Tages die zur Verfügung gestellten Gelder sowie die ausgearbeiteten Konzepte ihre volle Wirkung entfalten können, bedarf es einer anhaltenden und konsequenten Bildungspolitik. Die Dynamik des digitalen Wandels erfordert dabei zusätzlich die andauernde Überprüfung und Anpassung der digitalen Bildungsstrategie. Dem Aufwand zum Trotz werden wir alle, und insbesondere die nachfolgenden Generationen, von dem Mut und der Entschlossenheit von heute profitieren.


 

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Top 5 Features for Monitoring NetApp FAS in vRealize Operations

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Okt 312016
 

By: Phil Cook

Blue Medora&#rsquo;s vRealize Operations Management Pack for NetApp FAS is the premier single-pane-of-glass monitoring solution for NetApp FAS storage environments. Among the most notable features in the pack are deep insights into NetApp environment health, availability, performance and capacity planning—all made possible through the powerful vRealize Operations interface.


Today we are going to take a high-level look at the dashboards and metrics offered in the NetApp FAS Management Pack. The NetApp FAS Management Pack offers several out-of-the-box dashboards which show important relationships between virtual infrastructure and storage, allowing a detailed look into metrics such as performance, QoS, health, and availability.

#1: NetApp FAS Overview Dashboard

A great place to start for any administrator is the NetApp Overview Dashboard.This dashboard shows heat maps for Clusters, Systems, Storage Virtual Machines, Volumes, LUNs, Disks, and more. Each section can be configured to show a subset of options such as Total IOPS, health, latency, and capacity. The &#rsquo;show detail&#rdquo; icon will browse to the device, which can be used to view health alerts, troubleshoot metrics, and more.


Figure 1.1: NetApp Overview Dashboard

#2: Storage Topology Dashboard

Storage Topology Dashboard is another great asset to an administrator by showing a top-down relationship view from the Data Center all the way down to the NetApp LUNs. The power in this dashboard is derived from the ability to see how each object in the environment ties into the overall topology. For example, clicking on a Virtual Machine health badge will show which Host System the VM resides on, the Datastore backing that Host System, the NetApp volume which hosts that datastore, etc. Being able to visualize how these systems are integrated can accelerate the troubleshooting process by understanding where in the stack a problem is occurring and what the alert details show as the scope of that problem.


Figure 1.2: NetApp Storage Topology Dashboard

#3: Troubleshooting > All Metrics

Another key feature of the NetApp FAS Management Pack is the ability to view metrics for troubleshooting, analyzing trends, and diagnosing anomalies. Figure 1.3 below shows the Total Throughput in KiloBytes per second for the particular NetApp system. The dark line represents the actual throughput data, while the yellow line shows the trend line of how the metric is projected to change.


Figure 1.3: NetApp Metrics View

#4: Analysis > Anomalies

Anomalies, found under the Analysis tab in vROps as shown in Figure 1.4, displays when a particular metric value falls out of normal range. The health score for the NetApp system based on the anomalies found indicates the scope of the potential problems found, and what areas need to be addressed. The lower the score, the better the health of the system. Below the score, the anomalous objects are shown, describing which metric event went out of normal range and what the value was.


Figure 1.4: NetApp Anomalies

#5: Storage Capacity Remaining

The final key feature of the NetApp FAS Management Pack that we&#rsquo;ll discuss today is the ability to drill down to the storage layer and view capacity breakdowns. As you can see in Figure 1.5, an administrator can easily view how much space remains on the storage device, the efficiency of the device, and even how the capacity is trending in order to properly plan for the future.


Figure 1.5: NetApp Capacity

The NetApp FAS Management Pack for vRealize Operations Manager shows its true value by allowing an administrator to view all of the layers of NetApp FAS storage up to the virtualization layer and beyond from one user interface. In combination with other Blue Medora Management Packs as part of the True Visibility Suite for VMware, vROps truly becomes the single monitoring platform for the entire stack.

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Container Ready with vSAN and Photon Platform

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Okt 292016
 

This is an exciting time in the IT world as the fast pace of innovation and new technology seems to be accelerating every day. We&#rsquo;re seeing the rapid emergence of new flash technologies, a shift to a software-defined world with hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI), new cross-cloud architectures, and a change in how software and applications are

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Are You a Professional Partner?

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Okt 282016
 

Many of our Professional partners only require a VSP or VTSP to progress – and this training can be completed online in hours, for free. With minimal effort and zero ($0) revenue requirements, you can unlock Enterprise partner benefits. Review the Solution Provider Program Guide and work with your preferred Distributor to accelerate your Q4 earnings. You may only be a step away….

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Last of the 2017 Hands-on Labs Released!

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Okt 282016
 

It’s the final day of releasing labs the 2017 catalogand we have some rather unique labs for you. We are releasing the VxRail, VMware Learning Platform and vCloud Director for Service Providers Hands-on Labs today.

The first lab, VxRail, covers the installation and management of the Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Appliance (HCIA). You will see how the appliance is initially configured, then walk through the features, management and monitoring and also see how to expand and extend the appliance.

The next lab covering the VMware Learning Platform is another of my favorites. This lab gives you an inside look at how we deliver the Hands-on Labs to you. If you are interested in how we host the labs or are interested in how to deliver lab content to your users, this is the lab for you!

Finally, if you are a vCloud Air Network partner and need to come up to speed on vCloud Director, you will want to take a look at the VMware vCloud Director for Service Providers lab. It will walk you through building out your Infrastructure as a Service platform. If you are a customer that utilizes vCloud Air or services from one of our vCloud Air Network partners, there is a section in this lab that covers consumption of vCloud Director resources.

That’s it! The Lab SKU link below will take you directly to the lab entry where you can start taking the lab. Also, you can download any of the lab manuals from the Hands-on Labs Document site.

Lab SKUDescriptionArchived 2016 Lab
HOL-1728-SDC-1VxRail IntroductionHOL-SDC-1628
HOL-1785-HBD-1VMware Learning Platform: How You Can Deliver Your Own Hands-On LabsHOL-HBD-1685
HOL-1787-USE-1VMware vCloud Director for Service Providers: Build IaaS PlatformsN/A

That’s all for now! A big thank you to the volunteers who created this content and the most amazing catalog I think we’ve ever had. Stay tuned as we will be providing an update for our global users and localized Hands-on Labs manuals shortly!

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Apple Delights & DDoS Spooks Online Users | Top Mobile News

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Okt 282016
 
Hello, it&#rsquo;s me. Yesterday, a new MacBook Pro told the world, &#rsquo;Hello again,&#rdquo; at an Apple Special Event. The tech giant introduced its cool new Touch Bar technology, newer power ports, a new MacBook Pro and macOS Sierra support for new touch features. Get all the juicy details here. Want to get the top mobile […]]> Hello, it&#rsquo;s me.

Yesterday, a new MacBook Pro told the world, &#rsquo;Hello again,&#rdquo; at an Apple Special Event. The tech giant introduced its cool new Touch Bar technology, newer power ports, a new MacBook Pro and macOS Sierra support for new touch features. Get all the juicy details here.

Want to get the top mobile news in your inbox every Friday? Join the club by entering your email address in the box on the right.

No Internet for you!

Last Friday, a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack took out a major service provider and some of our most beloved websites: Netflix, Twitter, Spotify and more. Is this the beginning of the end? No, and here&#rsquo;s why, according to Slate.

In the wake of the outage, users say DDoS attacks are now top their biggest mobile nightmares, according to our new Twitter poll.

+Now on Demand! HummingBad, QuadRooter, Trident: What&#rsquo;s the Next Mobile Threat?

Here&#rsquo;s a 2017 preview of Windows 10.

Wednesday, Microsoft outlined what&#rsquo;s ahead for Windows 10 in 2017. At the foundation of the Windows 10 Creators Update is support for 3D creation that&#rsquo;ll help you jazz up PowerPoint presentations and customize your own mixed reality worlds. Read our Microsoft event recap here.

&#rsquo;We want to do what we did for mobile on the desktop.&#rdquo;

&#rsquo;The traditional way of PC management is horrible,&#rdquo; said VMware AirWatch’s Blake Brannon in CIO.com&#rsquo;s October cover story on enterprise mobility management. Download this month&#rsquo;s CIO digital magazine here for the whole story.

Back in my day, you drove an hour to get 10 miles.

You may live to see heavy traffic eliminated (or least drastically reduced) in urban areas. Internet of Things (IoT) expert Mimi Spier explains how everything from the GPS in your car to sensors on garbage containers can help &#rsquo;smart cities&#rdquo; tame rush hour (and perhaps road rage). Watch smart cities in action on the VMware End-User Computing Blog.

Quote of the Week

&#rsquo;As the space matured, [companies asked] &#lsquo;What&#rsquo;s the difference between mobile and desktop?&#rsquo; [EMM] delivers a unified solution that enables the digital workplace. Software can be pushed out and updated for both mobile and desktop systems. You can only do that with EMM.&#rdquo;
-Blake Brannon, VMware AirWatch, at CIO.com

For your to-do list:

  • Wandera & AirWatch: A “Better Together” Customer Success Story
  • On-Demand: Windows 10 Anniversary & Modernizing OS Management
  • HummingBad, QuadRooter, Trident: What’s the Next Mobile Threat?

Dynamic Digital Learning: Why Universities Will Be Excited about VMware’s New Ellucian Integration

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Okt 282016
 

Quickly giving students access to course apps and content is a huge challenge for college and university IT teams. Until now.

At EDUCAUSE this week, VMware announced a new integration between the VMware Secure Digital Backpack for Education, powered by VMware Workspace ONE, and Colleague, Ellucian&#rsquo;s widely-adopted student information system (SIS).

This integration is another proof-point showcasing VMware&#rsquo;s continued commitment to limitless learning.

The new Ellucian Connector from VMware is game-changing for institutions looking to deliver digital learning environments to students for two reasons:

  1. In near real-time, students can now access a single dynamic personalized learning workspace with all the apps and resources they need on any device. Their learning management system (LMS), helpful web pages, class-related documents and any application they need are at their fingertips.
  1. IT staff can spend less time on system administration and more time being a partner to faculty and staff in the learning experience.

“As an open enrollment environment with more than 30,000 students pursuing traditional education, continuing education and professional development across more than 70 study areas, Schoolcraft College operates in one of the most diverse and dynamic learning environments,” said Patrick Turner, vice president and Chief Information Officer, Schoolcraft College, in the press release. “This new solution for Ellucian from VMware will help us deliver a secure and consumer-simple experience to our students while streamlining our costs.”

From Complex & Time-Consuming to Automated & Near-Instantaneous Entitlements

For some time now, traditional academic institutions have been challenged to enhance support for more diverse student populations, including online students. VMware’s Ellucian Connector provides maximum flexibility, allowing schools to support:

  • The widest range of applications, from web-based and SaaS to cloud-native and mobile-native apps.
  • For the widest variety of student populations, including those enrolled on campus and online.

Entitlements can be automatically and quickly added or removed remotely throughout a student&#rsquo;s academic career. After students enroll in a class, they receive everything in their workspace without having to step foot on campus. Should a student drop the class, those same resources are quickly removed from that individual&#rsquo;s workspace. And our consumer simple, enterprise secure solution enables the same process to happen course after course, year after year, until graduation.

Technically, this means VMware syncs Ellucian class rostering information, maps it back to Active Directory (AD) groups and keeps it in sync as course enrollments change. That means change in the SIS is automatically reflected in AD groups, which is then reflected in Workspace ONE.

[Related SlideShare: See Your Industry’s Digital Workspace in Action]

VMware in Higher Education

Nearly every academic institution today looks for ways to increase education accessibility, affordability and quality, while personalizing the resources shared with individual students. They want to attract and retain students and faculty, and we can help.

Our Secure Digital Backpack moves with students, faculty and staff throughout their day across their many devices. This innovative digital workspace unifies identity, application, desktop and mobile device management to enable limitless learning. Our education solutions f support new models of teaching and learning. They also provide seamless mobile access, strengthen and simplify IT infrastructure and protect against threats that are evolving in both number and complexity.

Today, we are very happy to be teaming with Ellucian in an effort to further student success, while improving the operational efficiency of IT organizations in higher education institutions across the world.

If your institution uses the Ellucian SIS, get in touch. We look forward to working with you!

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Dispelling Partner Journey Myths: How to Move from Professional to Enterprise

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Okt 272016
 

As VMware continuously transforms offerings to extend customer success, we want our partners to grow with us. So, if you&#rsquo;re a VMware Professional Partner reading this, we&#rsquo;re happy to say you&#rsquo;re one step closer to multiplying your deal size. You might be asking yourself, &#rsquo;Is that for real?&#rdquo; The answer: yes. An average 4x increase in deal size is what VMware Enterprise Partners typically experience.

If it sounds difficult, you&#rsquo;re not alone in your thinking. However, up-leveling your partnership is not as challenging as you might think. Let&#rsquo;s bust the three most common myths our VMware Professional Partners overcome in driving business growth, increasing deal size, and moving from Professional to Enterprise level:

Myth 1: Revenue Attainment Goals Are Too High

In many partner programs, a minimum revenue requirement is standard. So, it&#rsquo;s easy to see where this myth came from. With VMware, there is zero (0$) revenue attainment to move from Professional to Enterprise partner. In other words, you can still unlock Enterprise benefits regardless of how much you sell.

Myth 2: It&#rsquo;s Better to Wait on Program Fee Payment

The annual program fee remains a showstopper for some Professional partners who aren&#rsquo;t ready to start the clock ticking on their membership. It makes sense on paper but consider this: aside from the average deal size increase, partners realize many other benefits when moving from Professional to Enterprise level. Here are a few examples:

  • Advantage+ discounts of up to 30% plus first-in opportunity registration
  • Greater predictability through auto-validation on deal registrations; giving you the ability to input deals earlier in the process
  • Not-for-Resale (NFR) and Internal Use Licenses (IUL) allow you to learn solutions from the inside out and giving you a significant competitive advantage during customer demos and architectural conversations
  • Solution Rewards back-end rebates (upon attainment of Solution Competency)

Myth 3: Competencies are too Time Consuming

Part of our commitment to keeping partners up-to-date on solutions without demanding too much time is to put training where you need it, when you want it. Many of you are closer than you think to gaining the competencies you need to qualify. Our resources, trainings, and tests are a few mouse-clicks away.

Visit Partner University for more information on:

  • VSP – VMware Sales Professional – online
  • VTSP – VMware Technical Sales Professional – online
  • VCP – VMware Certified Professional – many trainings available on your schedule, online and on-demand with some classes requiring in- person attendance.

Next Steps:

Achieving anything worthwhile is not without effort. That&#rsquo;s why, when it comes to your journey as a VMware partner and your passion to grow, we&#rsquo;re here to help! Find out how close you already are to qualifying as a VMware Enterprise partner. Confirm your organization has:

  1. Fully met training requirements. Visit My Programs on Partner Central and confirm completion of VTSP, VSP, or VCP.
  2. Earned sufficient solution competencies. Visit the Partner University Competency page and review requirements.
  3. Paid the annual Partner Program. Visit My Programs.
  4. Completed the VMware Ethics and Compliance training. Visit My Programs/ Compliance Accreditation to verify.

Questions? Contact your Preferred Distributor, VMware Partner Business Manager or the Partner Support Center.

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Dispelling Partner Journey Myths: How to Move from Professional to Enterprise

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As VMware continuously transforms offerings to extend customer success, we want our partners to grow with us. So, if you&#rsquo;re a VMware Professional Partner reading this, we&#rsquo;re happy to say you&#rsquo;re one step closer to multiplying your deal size. You might be asking yourself, &#rsquo;Is that for real?&#rdquo; The answer: yes. An average 4x increase in deal size is what VMware Enterprise Partners typically experience.

If it sounds difficult, you&#rsquo;re not alone in your thinking. However, up-leveling your partnership is not as challenging as you might think. Let&#rsquo;s bust the three most common myths our VMware Professional Partners overcome in driving business growth, increasing deal size, and moving from Professional to Enterprise level:

Myth 1: Revenue Attainment Goals Are Too High

In many partner programs, a minimum revenue requirement is standard. So, it&#rsquo;s easy to see where this myth came from. With VMware, there is zero (0$) revenue attainment to move from Professional to Enterprise partner. In other words, you can still unlock Enterprise benefits regardless of how much you sell.

Myth 2: It&#rsquo;s Better to Wait on Program Fee Payment

The annual program fee remains a showstopper for some Professional partners who aren&#rsquo;t ready to start the clock ticking on their membership. It makes sense on paper but consider this: aside from the average deal size increase, partners realize many other benefits when moving from Professional to Enterprise level. Here are a few examples:

  • Advantage+ discounts of up to 30% plus first-in opportunity registration
  • Greater predictability through auto-validation on deal registrations; giving you the ability to input deals earlier in the process
  • Not-for-Resale (NFR) and Internal Use Licenses (IUL) allow you to learn solutions from the inside out and giving you a significant competitive advantage during customer demos and architectural conversations
  • Solution Rewards back-end rebates (upon attainment of Solution Competency)

Myth 3: Competencies are too Time Consuming

Part of our commitment to keeping partners up-to-date on solutions without demanding too much time is to put training where you need it, when you want it. Many of you are closer than you think to gaining the competencies you need to qualify. Our resources, trainings, and tests are a few mouse-clicks away.

Visit Partner University for more information on:

  • VSP – VMware Sales Professional – online
  • VTSP – VMware Technical Sales Professional – online
  • VCP – VMware Certified Professional – many trainings available on your schedule, online and on-demand with some classes requiring in- person attendance.

Next Steps:

Achieving anything worthwhile is not without effort. That&#rsquo;s why, when it comes to your journey as a VMware partner and your passion to grow, we&#rsquo;re here to help! Find out how close you already are to qualifying as a VMware Enterprise partner. Confirm your organization has:

  1. Fully met training requirements. Visit My Programs on Partner Central and confirm completion of VTSP, VSP, or VCP.
  2. Earned sufficient solution competencies. Visit the Partner University Competency page and review requirements.
  3. Paid the annual Partner Program. Visit My Programs.
  4. Completed the VMware Ethics and Compliance training. Visit My Programs/ Compliance Accreditation to verify.

Questions? Contact your Preferred Distributor, VMware Partner Business Manager or the Partner Support Center.

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