There are only a few days left until this year’s VMworld (August 28 –September 1) and I couldn’t be more excited. We’ve been working hand in glove with VMware to develop jointly engineered and integrated solutions for the virtualized environment that will help our customers optimize their VMware investments. VCE the Converged Platforms Division of EMC will be out in full force at the event to demonstrate how customers can modernize their data center through converged platforms and solutions, built on a solid foundation of VMware technologies, to reduce IT complexity and drive business value.The amazing success of the Converged Platforms and Solutions Division is based on our ability to constantly evolve our product and solutions portfolio in keeping with the needs of our customers. With every product, solution or platform announced we have accelerated our customers’ journey towards a simplified and faster IT environment, whilst also offering more choice than ever before to meet a diverse range of workloads, applications and use cases. Ahead of VMworld we will make two significant announcements regarding Enterprise Hybrid Cloud and Native Hybrid Cloud which will further simplify customers’ journey to cloud. Watch this space for more details.At the show itself we have an action packed agenda with the highlight being Chad Sakac’s breakout session – The Edge is Still Bleeding: A face-melting technical smorgasbord of all things Converged, Hyper-Converged, Cloud Native and Software Defined, on Tuesday, August 30 from 1-2 p.m.Another not to be missed and popular session will be the Ask the Experts panel discussion – Titans of Tech, on Wednesday, August 31 from 11:30 – 12:30. The discussion will focus on insights from experts who have reshaped the tech industry. Participating panelists are our very own Chad Sakac, Kit Colbert from VMware, and Rick Scherer from EMC. Bring your questions, learn about what drives their excitement for technology and have some fun in the process.If you are joining us in Las Vegas, be sure to visit us on the show floor, booth number 1223 where you can check out a wide range of our latest solutions including converged systems (VxBlock, VxRack and VxRail) and solutions (Enterprise Hybrid Cloud and Native Hybrid Cloud), and hear directly from our customers such as NorthCountry Federal Credit Union, Rent-a-Center, Energy Future Holdings, and Insight. These customers will explain how they have partnered with the Converged Platforms and Solutions Division to drive IT transformation strategies which result in simplified IT operations, lower operational costs and reduced risk.In keeping with our firm focus on customers and their feedback we will also host our annual VMworld VCE User Group (VUG) meeting on Monday, August 29, 2-5pm at Red Square in Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas. The VCE User Group (VUG) is an independent, user-run organization dedicated to helpingmembers maximize the value of their VCE deployments. These meetings are a great opportunity for customers and prospects to interact with other customers, and the Converged Platforms and Solutions team members, in order to share best practices and learn what their peers are doing with converged platforms and solutions. Customers such as Rent-A-Center and NorthCountry Federal Credit Union will be sharing their experience of partnering with the Converged Platforms and Solutions Division of EMC.As always we will provide you with latest updates, developments and insight from the show and post-show commentary via Chad Sakac’s Virtual Geek blog posts and other subject matter experts’ blogs on Vblog. Our social media team will live tweet from the converged platforms and solutions sessions at the main booth and breakout sessions. Get real time updates with our designated live tweeters including @youngp2, @sakacc, @JohnPaul_G, @VCE and more!I’m tremendously excited about our presence at the show and believe that it will be an insightful and thought provoking look into how the Converged Platforms and Solutions Division can maximize the value of your investments in VMware.We’re ready for tomorrow…… are you?
This month, U.S. News & World Report ranked Mendoza’s Masters in Business Administration (MBA) program 23rd in the United States, a four-spot increase from last year’s ranking. The MBA program also rose to No. 6 in The Economist’s ranking of “potential to network,” another four-spot increase.According to its website, U.S. News & World Report considers a given MBA program’s selectivity, the grades and test scores of its students and other business school administrators’ ratings of the program, as well as job placement, starting salary and bonus and company recruiters’ ratings. Notre Dame’s MBA program, which offers one- and two-year programs, tied for its No. 23 spot with Georgetown University’s McDonough School.Patrick Perrella, director of MBA Career Development, said the U.S. News & World Report’s rankings in part reflect the program’s continuing emphasis on careers, including last year’s institution of a for-credit professional development course. He said for the last two years, the program has achieved its goals of having more than 80 percent of MBA students accept a job by the time they graduate and having more than 90 percent secure a job within three months of graduation. He said MBA graduates’ average starting salary has risen for the past three years.“The message that we get back from recruiters about our students once they’ve gotten into their roles is that they’re willing to get their hands dirty,” Perrella said. “They’re problem-solvers. They’re not job jumpers, which I think is important, because recruiting a student costs a lot of money, so once you get them you want to keep them for a good while.The biggest compliment they give us, though, is that most of them keep coming back to recruit our MBAs. Our MBAs are going into these firms and they’re being successful and the companies are coming back for repeat business.”Notre Dame’s MBA program has the No. 38 spot in The Economist’s “Which MBA?” ranking, released March 6, but it is ranked no. 6 in the “potential to network” category. According to its website, the rankings, which include schools outside the U.S., consider the student-alumni ratio, the number of countries with alumni clubs and students’ own perceptions of the network. According to a University press release detailing the Economist’s ranking, Notre Dame has 267 alumni clubs in 40 countries.“That’s one of the great things about Notre Dame,” Perrella said. “People think of us as, ‘you’re in the Notre Dame family and I want to help everyone that’s in the family,’ and I think that reflects in this ranking.“There’s 134,000 Notre Dame alumni out there in the world, and I think that no. 6 ranking reflects the fact that when our students and our alumni reach out to folks in the Notre Dame family, they get a response, and that doesn’t happen at a lot of other schools.”Tags: Master’s of Business Administration, MBA, mendoza college of business, rankings, The Economist, U.S. News & World Report
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