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&#rsquo;Microsoft Azure users now have access to genuine desktop as a service solution.&#rdquo;

That&#rsquo;s SiliconANGLE on our huge news this week: We&#rsquo;re delivering VMware Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure. By connecting Azure to the Horizon Cloud control plane, our joint customers are empowered with more flexibility to deliver virtual desktops and apps. Get the FAQs here.

&#rsquo;Our customers have their preference of public cloud offerings and should be able to choose the industry leader in desktop and app virtualization regardless of that cloud preference.&#rdquo;
—Dave Grant, VP of Product Marketing for VMware End-User Computing, at VMware Radius

Plus, using Horizon Cloud with on-premises infrastructure? Here&#rsquo;s what&#rsquo;s new for you.

The digital workspace just upped its IQ.

VMware also announced the acquisition of Apteligent this week and the integration of the mobile app intelligence solution into our digital workspace platform. Read the juicy details here.

&#rsquo;The Apteligent platform enables both mobile app developers and IT organizations to analyze mobile application performance in real time, enabling them to understand user behavior to address the issues that matter the most—and directly impact business and revenue.&#rdquo;
—Sumit Dhawan, VMware EUC SVP & GM of Desktop Products & Solutions

Forget stereotypes. We&#rsquo;re all Generation Digital.

Millennials aren&#rsquo;t the only generation demanding mobile technology at work. Employees of all ages recently said mobile tech makes them more productive (60%), more creative (45%) and more satisfied at work (53%). Read more in this new VMware Radius series.

It&#rsquo;s a &#rsquo;privilege&#rdquo; to meet you, VMware User Environment Manager 9.2.

User Environment Manager (UEM) essentially separates a user&#rsquo;s personality from the underlying Windows machine, said Andy Morris, virtualizing their preferences. Version 9.2 offers a cool new trick: User privilege elevation. Here&#rsquo;s what it does.

Plus, watch these six videos for a technical deep dive into UEM 9.2.

And IT lived happily ever after.

User satisfaction is up, and costs are down at Memorial Healthcare after the hospital deployed VMware NSX, VMware AirWatch and Horizon. Hear their digital clinical workspace story.

&#rsquo;I don&#rsquo;t think there&#rsquo;s much within our infrastructure that VMware hasn&#rsquo;t enabled.&#rdquo;
—Thomas Kurtz, Ph. D, VP of Information Services & CIO for Memorial Healthcare

Let&#rsquo;s talk tech.

  • Citrix Synergy, May 23–25 in Orlando (VMware booth 309)
  • VMware SociaLabs—Horizon 7 & AirWatch, May 23 (San Diego), June 6 (Reston) & June 20 (Halifax)
  • Boston Summer VMUG UserCon, June 1
  • Unlocking Mobility with Derived Credentials &AirWatch, June 23 online
  • VMworld 2017, Aug. 27–31 in Vegas

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Meet the Geeks of Match.Geek

What do you think when you hear the word “geeks”? Quickly now, first reaction.

For those of us who plan the Citrix Synergy flagship event, the word has rockstar status. Geeks are the heroes of one of our most popular


  

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Security Concerns Take Center Stage at Citrix Synergy Healthcare Industry Forum

It’s a simple question: Do you know where your patient data is?

At the Citrix Executive Briefing center in Fort Lauderdale, a cautionary tale is told of a day, not too long ago, when a visiting IT executive from a …


  

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VMworld 2017 Session Voting Open

This year VMworld session voting occurs earlier than usual. For many of us, customers, partners, and employees alike, this is our chance to get our ideas out in front of others, and share our successes, struggles, and even a few laughs. For those of you not familiar with the process of submitting a session, I would encourage you to check out this post, and consider partnering with your local VMware team to share your story, or ideas. While healthcare is unique and spans many different functional areas, many of the challenges and architectures are similar across environments.

The voting has changed slightly this year, we have now moved to a system of 1 to 5 stars with 1 being not recommended, and 5 being must see. More votes means more focus on healthcare, and more focus on healthcare is good for all of us. To find the healthcare specific sessions, go tohttps://my.vmworld.com/scripts/catalog/uscatalog.jsp?search=healthcare&showEnrolled=false. You will need to log in with your VMworld account, selecting the best healthcare related sessions. Please get involved and make sure you vote for as many of these sessions as you find relevant.

One final note, we will again have several of our healthcare team working in the VMworld Hands on Labs. We are always excited to see customers and friends visiting us. Please come join us, ask us questions, share your ideas and challenges, grab a whiteboard, and test your skills with our lab staff. VMworld is a time to spend with peers and friends, help us make it a great experience, get the best sessions in, and come and be a part of the fun. See you there.

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Healthcare-IT: Alle reden von „Cloud first“ – wir meinen Security hat Vorrang

Gastblogbeitrag von Carsten Kramschneider, Account Executive Public, Healthcare & Education

Die digitale Transformation ist bereits seit einiger Zeit in aller Munde und sehr beliebt: klar, denn sie bringt zahlreiche Vorteile mit sich. Nichtsdestotrotz darf insbesondere bei kritischen Infrastrukturen dieser Wandel nicht überstürzt erfolgen, da die Daten besonderen Datenschutz-Gesetzen unterliegen und dementsprechend geschützt werden müssen. Auch die IT-Infrastruktur in der Healthcare-Branche zählt zu diesen kritischen Infrastrukturen und unterliegt strengen Bestimmungen. Eine davon ist beispielsweise, dass Patientendaten niemals in physischer Form das Krankenhaus verlassen dürfen. Doch wie sieht die Situation aus, wenn sie in einer Cloud gespeichert sind und Ärzte von jedem Standort aus darauf zugreifen können? Denn natürlich will auch die Healthcare-Branche von den Vorteilen von IoT und der Unternehmensmobilität profitieren, weshalb sie oftmals auf eine Cloud-Strategie setzen. Ich bin der Meinung: Cloud ja, aber im ersten Schritt sollte der Fokus auf der IT-Sicherheit liegen! Krankhäuser haben die Möglichkeit, ihre wertvollen Daten in einer Private Cloud in einem abgesicherten EDV-Raum des Klinikums zu speichern.

Besondere Maßnahmen bei Healthcare-IT

Ganz gleich ob es sich um Cyberattacken auf einzelne, ausgewählte Kliniken oder gar die gesamte Branche handelt, Viren und Ransomware können den Betrieb der Organisationen fast vollständig lahmlegen! Ganz abgesehen von dem enormen monetären Schaden, der dadurch verursacht wird. Im jüngsten Fall des Lukaskrankenhaus&#lsquo; in Neuss erlitt das Klinikum einen Gesamtschaden von rund 900.000 Euro. Im schlimmsten Fall stehen bei solchen Angriffen jedoch Menschenleben auf dem Spiel.

Nicht nur in Unternehmen, sondern auch im Gesundheitswesen verlangen die immer radikaleren Cyberattacken neue Sicherheitskonzepte und ein Umdenken bei den IT-Sicherheitsverantwortlichen. Immerhin hat eine Studie von Vanson Bourne ergeben, dass ein Drittel der Sicherheitsexperten in Deutschland erwarten, dass sie innerhalb der nächsten 90 Tage Opfer einer Cyberattacke werden. 31 Prozent der IT-Fachleute sehen sich gegen die neuen Angriffsmittel und -methoden sowie deren zunehmende Frequenz nicht ausreichend gewappnet. Insbesondere in Bezug auf die Healthcare-IT ist diese Aussage besorgniserregend. Es muss also zwingend in erster Linie ein Fokus auf IT-Security gelegt werden, denn viele Modalitäten und medizinische Gerätschaften stehen bereits heute ‚mit einem Bein im Internet&#lsquo; und sind nicht zwingend in der Security-Strategie der IT verankert, da sowohl Betrieb als auch Wartung durch den externen Gerätehersteller erfolgt – und das ist fatal!

Doch wie könnte so ein Ansatz konkret aussehen? Fest steht, dass es lange nicht ausreicht, die Firewall zu aktualisieren und regelmäßig Virenscans durchzuführen, um Patientendaten zu schützen. Allerdings würde es durchaus Sinn machen, jede Maschine, jedes Endgerät und jedes medizinische Gerät mit einer eigenen Firewall zu versehen – egal ob im Rechenzentrum oder in der Cloud. Ärzte und Pflegepersonal können so sehr effizient mobile Geräte in ihren Arbeitsalltag nutzen und ‚Clinical Computing&#lsquo; leben. Gleichzeitig können auch die Patienten ihre Geräte sicher nutzen, beispielsweise für Entertainment: glückliche und zufriedene Patienten inklusive.

Eine weitere große Herausforderung stellen auch die zahlreichen Health-Apps und Tracker dar – schließlich gibt es gerade hitzige Diskussionen darüber, ob Daten aus diesen Geräten automatisch weitergeleitet werden sollen. Ärzte und Krankenhäuser können so jederzeit den aktuellen Gesundheitszustand einsehen und bei Auffälligkeiten aktiv werden. Krankenversicherungen könnten anhand der Daten die Betragskosten anpassen. Schon bald könnten diese Pläne Realität werden, sodass wir schon jetzt nach sicheren Ansätzen und Lösungen suchen müssen und nicht von den Entwicklungen überrumpelt werden.

Das Thema IT und Sicherheit im Gesundheitswesen interessiert Sie? Treffen Sie mich persönlich und diskutieren Sie mit! Vom 25. bis 27. April 2017 findet die ConhIT in Berlin statt, Europas führende Veranstaltung für Gesundheits-IT. Falls Sie nicht vor Ort sein können, freue ich mich über Ihre Meinung hier auf dem Blog oder über Twitter, XING und LinkedIn. Ich freue mich heute schon auf den Austausch und interessante Meinungen!

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Himss 2017: Modernization Security Mobility Innovation, and Socks

Himss 2017 was an engaging conference for the VMware team. Conversations with curious customers and conference attendees, enthusiastic booth staff, and exceptional speakers provided significant opportunities for networking and learning for all.

 

VMware hosted &#rsquo;THE WORLDS&#rsquo; MOST FAMOUS HACKER&#rdquo; – Kevin Mitnick – in our booth doing live hacking demonstrations and drawing attention to some of the ways hackers penetrate physically and socially. Mitnick&#rsquo;s way of explaining everything in relatable terms resonated with the record crowds. His live demonstration of hacking reminded the observers of the need for vigilance and a defense in depth approach.

 

In the booth, VMware showcased the unique narrative enabling healthcare Modernization, Security, Mobility and Innovation. With the Microsoft Hololens virtual reality glasses managed and secured by VMware Airwatch, healthcare practitioners were able to get a glimpse of the future with a secure training experience. Amazon&#rsquo;s Echo was used to obtain metrics from vRealize Operations, providing a new way to consume data, and manage environments. VMware&#rsquo;s LIoTA agent demonstrated managing Healthcare Internet of Things devices, providing data in real time with full analytics.

 

Finally, one of the most unforgettable moments was our VMware healthcare socks giveaway. Visitors to the VMware booth were treated to a pair of our inaugural VMware healthcare socks. We asked wearers to post their sock pictures along their #HITJourney, seeing pictures next to pools, all around the conference, and even in cars on the way home. This was one of the most lighthearted parts of the conference; talking, laughing, and having fun with other attendees, and building great connections. If you were able to make the conference, please post pictures of yourself in the VMware healthcare socks with the hashtag #HITJourney on your social media. If not, ask your Healthcare Account team about how you can show off a pair of your own VMware healthcare socks, join our #HITJourney.

Check out more about Himss on our Twitter and Facebook pages, and while you are there, tell us where your #HITJourney is taking you.

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VMware helps hospitals make the most of IoT

By Mimi Spier; VP Internet of Things, Marketing, Business Development and Strategy at VMware

&#lsquo;Connected Health&#rsquo; is a rapidly growing aspect of healthcare. According to a 2016 survey by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), 52 percent of US hospitals use three or more connected health technologies and 47 percent plan to expand their use in the next few years.[1]

Connected Health will feature prominently at this year&#rsquo;s HIMSS conference and exhibition, HIMSS17, to be held February 19–23 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

There will be an exhibition area dedicated to the Connected Health Experience focused on the Internet of Things (IoT), telemedicine, remote patient monitoring and next generation technologies, and more than 40 conference presentations on all aspects of connected health.

As a global leader in cloud infrastructure and secure business mobility VMware is well placed to support the connected health movement and the adoption of IoT in healthcare.

At HIMSS17 we&#rsquo;ll be making an important announcement to help hospitals securely manage, monitor and maximize usage of their connected health devices.

We&#rsquo;re partnering with VizExplorer, a leading provider of operational intelligence solutions to combine VizExplorer&#rsquo;s advanced analytics and visualization tools with Vmware products that manage, monitor and secure IoT from the edge to the cloud.

Our joint solution will enable hospitals to gain greater benefits from their myriad connected devices. They will be able to better understand how and where they are being used with visualization tools, real-time analytics and reporting. They&#rsquo;ll be able to increase the productivity of medial staff, improve equipment utilization and provide better patient care.

Come and talk to us at HIMSS17 and learn more about we can help you deploy, secure and manage IoT: from the edge to the cloud. You&#rsquo;ll find us in booth 3661.

The 2017 HIMSS annual conference and exhibition will bring together 40,000+ health IT professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the world. You can find full details here.

[1] http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/connected-health-experience-himss17-feature-more-50-tech-vendors

 

 

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A Chat with Burwood Group’s Healthcare Advisory Team: HIT Hot Topics for #HIMSS17 & Beyond

We’re pleased to present healthcare IT insights from Citrix partner The Burwood Group as their Healthcare IT Advisory Team discusses topics most important to the industry in 2017 in their guest blog post, originally posted on Burwood Group’s website.  


  

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Citrix Ready Partner Pavilion Features Pure Storage at #HIMSS 2017

Join us at HIMSS 2017 to find out how Citrix technology—together with partner solutions—is enabling the digital transformation in healthcare by modernizing systems, improving application accessibility and enhancing clinician productivity and mobility.

At Citrix Ready, we aim to enable healthcare …


  

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Visit Citrix Ready Partner Pavilion Featuring NETSCOUT at #HIMSS17

Join us at HIMSS 2017 to find out how Citrix technology—together with partner solutions—is enabling the digital transformation in healthcare by modernizing systems, improving application accessibility and enhancing clinician productivity and mobility.

At Citrix Ready, we aim to enable healthcare …


  

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