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VMware Pre-Sales Consultant

Cima Solutions Group is seeking a  VMware Pre-Sales Consultant who will provide technical expertise in support of pre-sales activities - gathering requirements, performing analysis, and designing fully integrated technology solutions - in the assigned market. Technical emphasis is on converged infrastructure platforms including virtualization, compute, network, storage, management, orchestration, and application requirements.

VDI or Cloud based solutions let your sales people go rogue!

A few weeks ago, one of our best clients came do me with a dilemma.  His sales people have gone rogue!  Specifically, he said that the reps are finding ways to remotely connect to desktops from a myriad of devices using technology they are finding on the internet.

Tegile Hybrid Storage for Virtual Infrastructure - Making a Difference

Everyone is talking about the complexity of implementing a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, but if you begin the process by defining a strategy and architect a design based on your organization needs -- that can go a long way.

VDI - Pain Point Defined

Definition of PAIN POINT

1. Particularly urgent and difficult to solve needs.

In a nutshell, this sums up the current state of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) infrastructure.  However, the future is definitely promising.

It's a Small World After All

I recently took my 3 year old son to DisneyWorld. Absolute magical time! Since I have returned to the office, one song remains in my head. If you have ever been on the "Small World" ride at Disney, you know that this song will be etched on your brain for weeks. Typically to a point of insanity. As I think about this song, it has applicability to a business area that is rapidly evolving right now in the world of IT...SMALL BUSINESS.

Dog Days, Managing Desktops, Laying Down Your Tracks

Here in Dallas, every single day in August, so far, has hit 100 degrees.  The extended forecast for the next 10 days shows no change.  My lawn, despite regular watering, is starting to brown.   The heat is a total beat down.  No escape.   It’s hard to want to do much more than stay inside (avoid), go to Colorado (run away), or hit the pool (relief, albeit relative with water temps over 90degrees 24X7).

I’m not sure if any of those are really solutions to the problem of it being hot.  There may not be a solution to this problem; I live here, I choose to live here, I deal with it.

Dude, where’s my ROI?

Ok, so maybe desktop virtualization is for you, maybe it isn’t. Here at Cima we continue to have a lot of interest in our engagements that evaluate desktop projects. I tend to think that a good desktop project has five (5) phases:

Austin Computer Limits

On Tuesday of last week, I had the great opportunity to spend time with some of Austin's up and coming technology developers at the Door64 annual techfair. Cima Solutions Group hosted a booth there jointly with our good friends and business partner - Virtual Bridges. If you have not heard of Virtual Bridges, check them out at http://vbridges.com/wp/.

Want some fries with that VDI?

Cima has been seeing a lot of interest in Desktop Virtualization (we’ll try to clarify terms in a minute) and, as an organization, we’ve taken a strong interest in helping evaluate this toolset for our clients.

As with everything that we do, we look to ground our recommendations and analysis in sound business value.  Desktop Virtualization is interesting because: