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TechValidate Research on VMware Professional Services

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3,034 Customers Surveyed

21,669 Data Points Collected

601 Published TechFacts

48 Published Charts

3 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


Government Agency Reduces IT Bottlenecks with VMware Accelerate Advisory Services

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.

“We identified an actionable roadmap for cloud services. From Accelerate Advisory Services we had guidance to increase operational efficiencies and reduce IT bottlenecks.”

“The impact in terms of IT was creating a virtualization services roadmap and action plan.”

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with VMware Accelerate Advisory Services:
    • Created roadmap for IT transformation

Use Case

  • Used the following VMware Accelerate Advisory Service offerings to move the IT organization forward:
    • Roadmaps/blueprints
    • Business case/value model
    • Assessments/recommendations

Results

  • Will realize the following benefits with VMware Accelerate Advisory Services:
  • Used Accelerate Advisory Services engagement deliverables to make strategic decisions.
    • Brief executives
    • Define IT future state

Time Spent in Preparation

How much time did you spend preparing for the VMware certification exam?

Less than a month: 13%
1-2 months: 36%
3-5 months: 27%
6-8 months: 14%
9-12 months: 11%

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.

Professional Services Used in Addition to TAM Services

What other VMware Professional Services has your company purchased?

Accelerate Advisory Services
9%
Technology Consulting Services
63%
Training
82%
Certification
32%
Other
12%

Our TAM is lots of fun and a good source of information.

IT Architect, Fortune 500 Health Care Company

An IT Project Manager of a large enterprise health care company is very likely to recommend* VMware TAM Services for the following reason:

“VMware TAM gives our customer organization value for the money. They use their knowledge of the customer and use it for advocacy inside VMware.”

*Based on a response of 10 to the question “On a scale of 0-10, how likely would you be to recommend VMware TAM Services?”



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