Hunger in the U.S. is a perplexing problem, given that Americans trash billions of pounds of food per year. The obvious solution is to reroute food from landfills to hungry people, distributing food to the people most in need. However, it’s not that easy. Feeding America turned to Rackspace, a VMware Cloud Provider Partner, to help modernize its food delivery infrastructure. VMware’s mobile and cloud technology bolster the national food distribution network with lighter-weight operations and greater visibility into the food distribution chain. The nonprofit also added a monitoring tool that visualizes the overall IT health across the United States and helped streamline issue resolution so the organization can stay focused on its core mission.
“We’re looking at new ways to use technology to rescue more food, to help more people and to distribute more nutritious food.”
— Lisa Jericho, Vice President of IT, Feeding America
“vRealize Suite makes it easier to identify wasted resource, to combine pools of resource, and to turn off when no longer needed. By having a narrower footprint, we can focus IT resource on the things that matter to the business.”
— Paul Bayley, Senior Infrastructure Engineer, Yorkshire Water
Yorkshire Water is a UK utility business that manages over 62,000 miles of pipework connecting water systems across England’s largest county, providing 1.24 billion litres of drinking water each day. The company pledged to transform the way it works digitally but was searching for a solution that could also meet its sustainability goals. With VMware vRealize® Suite, Yorkshire Water could maximize the use of its IT infrastructure and improve agility while still reducing energy consumption. The adoption is part of a continuing mission to drive out infrastructure waste.
More people travel by car or scooter in Rome than any other major European city. The resulting air pollution presents a significant health risk for Rome’s inhabitants and historic buildings. One way to reduce this air pollution is to reduce daily commuters by encouraging more people to work from home. While private companies are already implementing this, the public sector has lagged. By deploying VMware Horizon 7, the City of Rome is empowering remote working for its public sector employees. End-users can access virtual desktops, applications, and online services through a single digital workspace. This deployment enables Rome’s IT team to provision virtual or remote desktops and applications through a single VDI and application virtualization platform to simplify management, lower costs and make Rome’s roads a bit clearer.
“With this new way of working and the new technologies that have enabled it, we can say there’s been a cultural change.”
— Stefano Iacobucci, CIO, Città metropolitana di Roma Capitale
“With Workspace ONE, we’ve been able to cut device-related costs for a clinical workstation by more than 35 percent. Truly our partnership with VMware has served as our foundation to successfully implement a robust and secure mobility strategy to make our employees’ jobs more seamless and enhance the care they provide to our patients and families.”
— Patrick Hale, CIO, VITAS Healthcare
Healthcare IT is transforming healthcare organizations and empowering providers to improve care delivery reliability, agility, and scalability across networks in highly competitive marketplaces. VITAS® Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life services, developed a mobility strategy to unify user, desktop and mobile management to keep its clinicians and 18,000 patients connected and the world beyond the hospital walls. Digital Clinical Workspace—powered by VMware Workspace ONE—moves with care providers or patients throughout their days. From the out-of-hours call to the bedside consult, the solution delivers always-on, more secure, simple access to patient information. IT can manage apps and devices with a single platform across ownership models—hospital-owned or bring your own device—while safeguarding user privacy.
Chris Gregg, Chief Information Office of Mercy Ships, spent four years working on one of the hospital ships alongside his wife and young son. Eighteen years later, Gregg and his IT team use their expertise to help Mercy Ships make an even larger impact. In China, a new ship is being built from the ground up: The Global Mercy. Yet, building a ship takes time, much less a floating hospital equipped with state-of-the-art healthcare technology. And with the rapid pace of innovation, the Mercy Ships IT team had a tremendous challenge.
“What we do is amazing. I love being involved with how we can help those who are underserved, and I’m using technology to do that.”
— Chris Gregg, CIO, Mercy Ships