vExpert Application: What VMUG Members Should Know

Recently the vExpert application opened and I encourage all VMUG members to consider applying.  If you are unfamiliar with the program, let me give you an overview.    The vExpert program has been around for over a decade and is VMware’s global evangelism and advocacy program.  They accept applications twice a year, so this opportunity is only available for a limited time.  The application is straight […]

A Case for VMworld Barcelona

For those of you who live in NORAM, I am attempting to make a case for you to attend VMworld Barcelona over San Francisco. I am fortunate to be able to attend both events each year.  VMUG has a large presence at both events and the VMUG members span the globe.  VMworld is a fantastic […]

Coopetition

As IT professionals, we have learned to thrive in a multi-vendor environment. We all have legacy equipment, new acquisitions, or mistakes along the way that put us in a situation to support multiple vendors. Most of the time (at least, I hope most of the time) this works out pretty well. Not flawless, but we […]

VMUG Heads to VMworld 2019

VMworld US 2018 VMUG Leader Lunch Photo Credit:  Brandon Seymour of vmwarevelocity.com  It’s that time of year again when the UserCons slow down and we start to prepare for both VMworlds.  First, we’ll be in San Francisco from August 25th to 29th. The annual VMworld August show never disappoints, and VMUG will be there with […]

Behind the Voice of the Member

Hey VMUG! My name is Shanna Cleveland and I’m your new Market Research Senior Coordinator specializing in customer insights and analytics. Previously I worked for Nielsen where I designed, implemented, and analyzed consumer research for several Fortune 500 companies. After years of working in the industry, I can attest to the value of building and listening to the collective voice of a community. My goal is to help revolutionize community engagement by asking fun and relevant questions that […]

VMUG Insights From Dell Technologies World 2019

Dell Technologies World 2019 ushered in a new era of partnership between VMware and Dell EMC. VMware used the size and scope of the event to make major announcements. During his keynote address, Pat Gelsinger said “this is like VMworld,” and I could not agree more. For those of you in the VMUG community who […]

VMUG Insights from VMware EMPOWER

As a VMware Empower ambassador, I had the privilege of attending all three of this year’s VMware Empower events. VMware invited its robust partner network to Atlanta, Singapore, and Lisbon as a way for partners to receive direct technical training and content. In turn, the partners can then better serve VMware’s 500,000+ customers. Here are the two […]

Insights from VMUG Japan UserCon

Recently, I was honored to be the keynote speaker at the VMUG Japan UserCon. While in Tokyo, I experienced VMUG hospitality on a new level from both longtime friends and newcomers to the VMUG community. Japan UserCon had countless great moments and activities, two in particular stuck out: the lightning round presentations and the peer-to-peer […]

VMUG Insights from the Netherlands: How to Thrive in Our Ever-Changing Industry

Netherlands VMUG UserCon opened my eyes to how important it is for us in the VMUG community to take notice of how rapidly our industry is changing. Across many of the presentations I attended at UserCon, the necessity to evolve was a universal theme. Here are some of my insights from those sessions. The Keynote: […]

The Diversification of VMUG

Lindy Grady is one of our female leaders from Indianapolis.  She attended VMworld in Las Vegas and participated in the annual Leader Lunch, a time where leaders get to recognize peers, spend time with VMware executives and talk about progressing VMUG. Lindy took this opportunity to address the lack of women involved in VMUG.  This […]

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