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TechValidate Research on VMware Professional Services

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1,573 Customers Surveyed

9,954 Data Points Collected

560 Published TechFacts

45 Published Charts

3 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


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Engineer, Global 500 Banking Company

How do People Prepare for Certification Exams?

What resources did you use to prepare for the VMware certification exam?

Attended a training class
76%
Studied with a group of others
22%
Used VMware Lab Connect
21%
Read study guides and other materials
79%
Took practice exams
50%
Other
34%

Government Agency Uses VMware to Build IT Services Strategy

Introduction

This case study of a state & local government is based on a March 2013 survey of VMware Accelerate Advisory Services customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Executive awareness of the tactical means by which VMware helps execute on strategy. Clear identification of next steps in IT services strategy.”

“Business justification for IT investment to drive innovation”

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with VMware Accelerate Advisory Services:
    • Established a clear direction for the future state of IT
    • Created roadmap for IT transformation
    • Optimized organization and processes for cloud operations

Use Case

  • Used the following VMware Accelerate Advisory Service offerings to move the IT organization forward:
    • Benchmarking
    • IT transformation scorecard
    • Business case/value model
    • Assessments/recommendations
  • Rated the importance of VMware Accelerate Advisory Services deliverable content as a 3 – very important out of 5 in transforming an IT organization.

Results

  • Will realize the following benefits with VMware Accelerate Advisory Services:
    • Brief executives
    • Define IT future state
    • Prioritize initiatives
  • Expects to achieve an ROI of 25 to 50% with VMware Accelerate Advisory Services.
  • Used Accelerate Advisory Services engagement deliverables to make operational decisions.
  • Started receiving value from VMware Accelerate Advisory Services immediately – during and upon completion of initial engagement.

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IT Architect, Fortune 500 Health Care Company

Case Study: Global 500 Professional Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a Global 500 professional services company is based on a January 2014 survey of VMware Professional Services customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“We used the services organization to plan, deploy, and optimize our SRM environment.”

“We also increased our knowledge of the SRM product with best practices for optimizing the install.”

Challenges

  • Purchased VMware Technology Consulting Services to meet the following challenges:
    • Bring additional virtualization expertise
    • Deploy technology faster

Use Case

  • Achieved the following benefits with VMware Technology Consulting Services:
    • Benefited from VMware’s best practice insights
    • Improved time-to-project completion
    • Reduced costs
  • Received value from VMware Technology Consulting Services immediately.

Results

  • Rated how likely they were to recommend VMware Technology Consulting Services based on the following criteria:
    • Quality of communications: Extremely likely
    • Time to project completion: Extremely likely
    • End-user satisfaction: Extremely likely
    • Service delivery quality: Extremely likely
    • Accelerated staff knowledge: Extremely likely

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