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    Working from Home. As your technology partner, we stand behind you, ready to
                                  assist in enabling your employees to work from
                                  home—productively, collaboratively and securely. We
                                  are committed to supporting you in helping them adjust and
                                  to make the most of their new circumstances.
                                  For most companies, work-from-home directives came almost
                                  overnight, with little time to address critical remote
                                  technology issues of scale, management, support,
                                  productivity, security and more. For your IT team, this
                                  situation is certainly not normal. And it has tested their
                                  ability to support your employees who are working from home
                                  in numbers like never before.
                                  We invite you to read further and discover how other
                                  companies put remote technology solutions to work in ways
                                  that can be adapted to work-from-home requirements so your
                                  employees can continue being as productive as possible,
                                  wherever they are. House Icon
     
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    We ve seen many examples of how this has been enabled and here are just two: "Now with the [IT] estate secure and its management simplified, employees can feel like they're in the office regardless of where the are." Colin Lennox, Head of Technology and Service Delivery Ballie Gifford
    Baillie Gifford, an Edinburgh Scotland-based investment firm founded in 1908 with hundreds of billions in capital under management, gave all its employees Dell laptops to enable them to work more flexibly, productively and collaboratively from virtuall anywhere, including their homes.
    "These days we have more road warriors, people in meetings and people working from home." Scott Placentino, Service Delivery Manager, End User Services, Elders
    Elders, Australia's largest and oldest agribusiness with 3,000 employees at 300-plus locations, moved towards a more mobile-centric employee working model. Dell Technologies devices, and deployment, asset management and leasing services helped. Now well-connected over any device, work-from-home employees can communicate and collaborate easily, while IT focuses on ways to make them even more prodcutive and efficient.
     
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    Rethink remote working   and reimagine your business  Productivity. Flexibility. Responsiveness. Mobility. These have been some of the many benefits of tech-enabled remote working over the years, whether your employees were on the go—in cars, in airpots awating flights, or in the clouds flying somewhere. Or, perhaps they were visiting client or customer sites, in hotels between meetinfs, or in cafés recharging themselves and their devices. And, yes, remote working has meant your employees could work from home, too.
              In all cases, remote working extended the enterprise beyond walled-in spaces away from home. It has required IT to extend the reach of its coverage in terms of device management, support and security. Given today's extraordinary times, you now have the oppotunity to rethink remote working in the context of more employees than ever working from home. You can reimagine your business as one where your employees can work more productively and collaboratively than ever, eliminating their commute times and reducing your real estate footprint. These are among other changes in your business model that may be possible in the long run.
     
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    "Unified Workspace via Workspace ONE is a key component for creating a better end-user experience across the company." Jen Felch, Chief Digital Officer and CIO, Dell Technologies
    Dell Technologies, with more than 180,000 employees across its global operations and strategically aligned businesses has deployed VMware Workspace ONE to enable them to work from anywhere, including home, as easily and transparently as if they were in a company office. As a simple and secure enterprise platform, it enables IT staff to save time and effort in delivering and managing any app on any employee's smartphone, tablet, or laptop. It gives employees consumer-grade self-service, with single sign-on access to cloud, mobile, and Windows apps. These include highly integrated email, calendar, file and collaboration tools that engage employees with a consistent user experience and facilitate teamwork.
    "We utilize Workspace ONE for Bring Your Own Device to get our end users up and running and allowing them to do their  jobs .... By implementing VMware technologies, it's saved us a lot of time and resources...." Ben Moore, Lead Systems Engineer, Preferred Mutual Insurance Company
    Preferred Mutual Insurance Company, based in upstate New York, has 500 independent agents across four U.S. states and and 300 employees, many working remotely. Employees must comply with PCI and patient data security requirements. The company uses a number of VMWare solution in concert, including Workspace ONE, to centrally provision and manage BYOD user endpoints efficiently and keep users in regulatory compliance.
     
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    Simplify managing the extended enterprise, saving IT time and effort With more of your employees than ever now working from home, modern deployment and management models for their various devices are critical to enabling your IT staff to work efficiently in supporting them. Here are a couple enterprises that have done just that:
     
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    "Working virtually with VMware Horizon software means I don't waste time commuting  This way, I save about 30-60 minutes of commute time a day." Igor Bikbayev, Design Engineer, PIF Group  "I can access my desktop, all my apps and data resources from anywhere in the building, from home or on the road, as if I were at my desk. That mobility isn't just a convenience; it allows me and my team to be much more productive and responsive." Sue Legris, Communications Captain, Rockland Mobile Care
    PIK Group is Russia's largest homebuilder with more than 14,000 employees across the nation. Enabled by the VMware Horizon 7 VDI solution, the company provuides its architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) teams with access to all their virtual desktops, applications and online services via a single digital workspace with Wyse Thin Clients. IT can provision virtual or remote desktops and applications through a single VDI and app virtualization platform. With PowerEdge rack servers equipped with NVIDIA GPUs, AEC users have the rendering power for their designs that they need to be most productive.
    Read the case study > Rockland Mobile Care, an ambulance service based in New York City, has 235 employees at nine locations. To provide a simplified, contrally managed model for its user endpoints, the IT staff deployed a VDI solution on a hyperconverged infrastructure based on Dell EMC VxRail Appliances, pre-installed with the VMware vSphere hypervisor for turnkey virtualization, all centrally managed via the vCenter console. Whether they're working from home or on an ambulance run, employees are keenly aware that the response times can be a matter of life or death, which is why having fast, secure access to their apps and data wherever they are can be vitally important.
     
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    Deliver secure access to apps and data tailored to individual needs Your work-from-home employees may be using all kinds of devices and environments for getting their jobs done—from Windows and Linux to iOS or Android. And different roles within your organization will typically need secure access to different applications and data. That's why managing and delivering services to users at home with traditional PC-centric endpoint management tools can be hard, with data losss and image drift being real security and compliance concerns. Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) can provide a great soltuion for this, as these organizations have found:
     
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    "We have seen [Carbon Black] shut down ransomware.  We believe in it 100%" Richard Raue, CEO, HiTech
     
     
     
     
    Read the case study > HiTech Computers, headquartered in the U.S., went into high alert after ransomware attacks hit three local school districts. With VMware Carbon Black as its managed endpoint protection solution, HiTech was able to quickly verify that its other customers were secure from the attacks. For one client, it was able to look through the systems with several thousands of endpoints in just minutes to verify they had not been compromised. Read the case study >
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    Protect your employees working from home as if they were in the office Although most of your employees may now be working from home, we want them to be as safe and secure online as if they were in the office. Cloud-natice endpoint protection, such as VMware Carbon Black Security Cloud, deployed on new Dell laptops or upgraded ones, can help do just that. They have much lower impact on PC performance and low administrative overhead, while also improving threat visibility. Its protection portfolio has what it takes to quickly detect and respond to malware, as illustrated in these user stories:
     
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    "Complaints about network speed were common with our legacy network. Now, with VMware SD-WAN, we don't encounter that  issue anymore." Curtis McEwen, Senior Network Engineer, Saber Healthcare
     
    Read the case study > Saber Healthcare manages the well-being of 10,000 residents across 120 facilities in six U.S. states  It turned to VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud for centralized management, including provisioning and diagnostics, of the gateways and edge devices supporting its telehealth initiative and growth acquisitions. Adding a newly acquired site to the corporate network used to take 30–60 days, but with its VMware SD-WAN, new sites could be connected in as little as 3–5 days, with most of that time spent getting a carrier line. With a line established, implementation takes only hours. Read the case study >
     
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    Give remote workers the network performance they need to be most productive As more and more organizations—perhaps yours among them—have adopted cloud-based enterprise applications, such as Microsoft Office 365, Teams or CRM apps, corporate network performance has become critical to application performance. However, your company networks might be overtaxed by the rapid increase in remote employee traffic. Here's how one customer addressed:
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    "We have significantly improved our services now that we re using all-flash Dell EMC VxRail Appliances.  Applications are fast and reliable, and data is there where people need it." Jonathan Dyson, Director of Enterprise Infrastructure, Mercy Ships
     
    Read more > Mercy Ships brings free medical care to the world s impoverished peoples. To add a second hospital ship, it needed to upgrade and expand the capabilities of both its onshore and offshore data centers. It chose a software-defined, hyperconverged solution based on all-flash, Dell EMC VxRail Appliances and a VMware Horizon 7 VD platform for applications and users. Read more >
     
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    Expand your data center capacity to better serve work-from-home employees Work from home initiatives and increased dependence on IT infrastructure can be taxing for IT operators  So how can you scale up data resources quickly, automate routine tasks, and cost-effectively meet employees' needs? Whether you're looking to add capacity in the data center or tap into public cloud, Dell Technologies Cloud Foundation can help, and it's easy to migrate workloads up to VMware Cloud on AWS.
     
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