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VMware Aims to Buy Pivotal, Negotiates Share Exchange Ratio With Dell

VMware (NYSE: VMW) is in talks to acquire all of Pivotal Software's (NYSE: PVTL) outstanding Class A common shares for $15 per share in cash. San Francisco-based Pivotal said Wednesday its and VMware's controlling stockholder, Dell Technologies, filed a "Schedule 13D/A" with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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VMware’s Bill Rowan on Tech Platforms That Could Help Agencies Modernize Employee Mobility Experience

Bill Rowan, vice president of federal sales at VMware (NYSE: VMW), wrote in a GCN article published Tuesday that there are three technologies federal agencies can adopt to transform the mobility experience of their employees and adhere to security policies and one of them is an enterprise mobility management system.

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VMware’s Bill Rowan: Government-Industry Collaboration Key to IT Modernization

Bill Rowan, vice president of federal sales at VMware (NYSE: VMW), has said the development of an application designed to help the U.S. Air Force manage aircraft refueling operations in the Middle East reflects the collaboration between the government and industry to advance information technology modernization.

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VMware’s Matthew Schneider: Agencies Should Make Apps Independent of Physical Infrastructure

Matthew Schneider, senior director of government, education and healthcare at VMware (NYSE: VMW), has said agencies seeking to modernize their information technology infrastructure should know more about the security and behavior of their applications and eliminate apps’ reliance on the physical infrastructure. “When an application is independent of the infrastructure, agencies have the …

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Reports: Dell Technologies Eyes Public Market Return With VMware Tracking Stock Purchase

Dell Technologies (NYSE: DVMT) said it will buy out VMware’s (NYSE: VMW) tracking stock in a cash-and-stock deal valued at approximately $21.7 billion in a move to go public again without filing for an initial public offering, Reuters reported Monday. Dell will swap 1.3665 shares of its Class C stock, or …

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Dell Technologies Mulls Potential Merger With VMware; Pat Gelsinger Comments

Dell Technologies (NYSE: DVMT) said in its filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission Friday that its board of directors has begun to assess potential business opportunities that include a possible merger with VMware (NYSE: VMW). Round Rock, Texas-based Dell Technologies said it also considers an initial public offering of its …

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VMware’s Matthew Schneider: ‘Zero Trust’ Model, Automation Key to Application Security

Matthew Schneider, senior director of government, education and healthcare at VMware (NYSE: VMW), has said government agencies seeking to ensure security of applications within the network should initially change their mindset through the adoption of the “zero trust” model. Schneider wrote that implementing such a model “means you have to …

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Former Federal CIO Tony Scott Joins Squire Patton Boggs as Senior Data Privacy, Cyber Adviser

Tony Scott, former federal chief information officer under the Obama administration, has been named senior data privacy and cybersecurity adviser at international law firm Squire Patton Boggs. Scott’s “insight into the data protection and cybersecurity policy landscape from his time as the government’s CIO and private sector will be of …

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VMware Hires 20-Year Legal Vet Amy Fliegelman Olli as SVP, General Counsel

Amy Fliegelman Olli, formerly senior vice president and general counsel of Avaya, has been appointed to a similar dual-role at VMware (NYSE: VMW) in a move that takes effect Aug. 28. VMware said Monday that Olli will bring more than 20 years of legal experience in the enterprise technology sector to …

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DISA Releases VMware Mobility Mgmt System’s Security Technical Implementation Guide; Bill Rowan Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 7, 2016 — The Defense Information Systems Agency has issued a Security Technical Implementation Guide for VMware‘s (NYSE: VMW) AirWatch 9.X enterprise mobility management platform, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The STIG aims to define AirWatch 9.X’s information technology cybersecurity policies, requirements and controls, as well as its installation requirements across Defense Department networks, VMware said Thursday. “Federal …

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