How R&D culture impacts acquisitions and trend-spotting at VMware

Siliconangle | May 16, 2019

It’s All-Stars season for VMware Inc. The virtualization company rounds out a week of recognition with RADIO, a one-day gathering to honor VMware’s elite engineers. The annual research and development event follows close behind VMware’s Sales Club ceremonies. For Chief Executive Officer Pat Gelsinger (pictured), the back-to-back events are characteristic of VMware’s culture and worthy of his personal attention.RADIO long preceded me, but when I got here, I’m going to keep doing it, of course,” Gelsinger said. “This is like the party for the top engineers. They get to come geek out, share their best ideas, and interact with each other. It’s become one of those unique pieces of our development culture.

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As the use of cloud services continues to increase in most organizations, IT Management is generally managing how best to utilize cloud services but they are struggling with how best to transition from a technology-centric organization to a service-centric organization, and figuring out what their own role within the organization will be in the future. Most organizations have incorporated cloud services as part of their portfolio, but the use and reliance on cloud services is accelerating at a rapid pace. The challenges these organizations are faced with will therefore need to be addressed and managed more closely, and this is where Service Management becomes more critical.

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As the use of cloud services continues to increase in most organizations, IT Management is generally managing how best to utilize cloud services but they are struggling with how best to transition from a technology-centric organization to a service-centric organization, and figuring out what their own role within the organization will be in the future. Most organizations have incorporated cloud services as part of their portfolio, but the use and reliance on cloud services is accelerating at a rapid pace. The challenges these organizations are faced with will therefore need to be addressed and managed more closely, and this is where Service Management becomes more critical.

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KIOXIA America | December 20, 2021

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Itopia Releases All-New Management Console Support for Windows 10 VDI on Google Cloud

itopia | December 22, 2020

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