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Ensuring business health in the year of the Goat

Leslie Ong, Country Manager, VMware Singapore | Feb. 24, 2015
Leslie Ong, Country Manager, VMware Singapore, outlines the three key technologies – hybrid cloud, software-defined data centers and end-user computing – that IT businesses should adopt to stay agile and competitive in the mobile-cloud era.

The software-defined data center combines performance with unparalleled flexibility that enables IT organizations to operate and change at the speed of business, thereby allowing businesses to run smoothly without any lag time. This increased speed and agility is important in a 'liquid' world that requires businesses to achieve excellent business health and the ideal supporting infrastructure to build and manage application and cloud environments.

3.     An Agile End-User Computing Service

Achieving good business health would not be complete without ensuring smooth end-user experience and seamless access to enterprise applications. With smartphone connections estimated to add 880 million unique subscribers by 2020, workforces are becoming more mobile and connected than ever. In light of this, IDC Enterprise Mobility study predicts that Asia-Pacific enterprise mobility market is becoming increasingly fragmented as businesses and customers utilize mobility in different ways. With an increasing number of businesses embracing the mobile platform there is a need for platforms that enable organizations to manage and collaborate from anywhere and through a plethora of devices.

What end-user computing provides businesses with is enhanced enterprise mobility and a streamlined end-user experience. These added capabilities are especially important for disaster-prone markets as end-user computing equips them with continuous mobility even when they suffer from physical infrastructure damage.

VMware believes that businesses can achieve excellent business health in this 'liquid' world by being equally mobile and adaptable to the changing IT environments through a combination of unified hybrid cloud platforms that are supported by a software defined data center and end-user computing. A combination of these three practices will allow businesses to gain a steady foothold in the industry despite the increasingly competitive landscape and be in the pink of health in the year of the goat!


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