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iPad Means Business with VMware View Virtual Desktops App

New VMware View Client App for iPad Lets Enterprise and Government Users Access their Virtual Desktops from Anywhere

"The growing popularity of the iPad in business presents a new opportunity for enterprise IT organizations to empower their mobile workforces by providing users with anytime access to business critical apps on the go," said Christopher Young, vice president and general manager, End-User Computing, VMware. "With VMware View Client for iPad, employees and enterprises get a win-win combination - a complete, secure virtual desktop solution they trust, paired with the unique touch interface of the iPad employees have come to love in their consumer lives."

VMware, a provider of virtualization and cloud infrastructure, on Wednesday announced the availability of VMware View Client for iPad on the Apple App Store for free. Enabling Apple iPad users to access their virtual Windows desktops, applications and data from anywhere, the new VMware View Client, in combination with VMware View, delivers a modern desktop optimized for the iPad's high-resolution Multi-Touch display.

VMware View is a complete, virtual desktop solution that enables enterprises to improve security and lower operating costs, while simplifying desktop administration and management by establishing a modern, end-user computing architecture. The result is a more flexible, centrally hosted computing model that provides IT with greater control and end users with freedom to access to their desktop across the broadest set of devices.

Growing Use of iPad in the Enterprise:
Serving families in Southern California, Children's Hospital Central California is one of the 10 largest hospitals of its type in the United States.  Recently, the Hospital deployed VMware View to provide secure, "Follow-me Desktops," that move from room-to-room with clinicians and staff as they treat their patients. The hospital has plans to deploy VMware View Client for iPad.

"The iPad could fundamentally change the way our clinicians and staff approach their IT needs," said Kirk Larson, chief information officer, Children's Hospital Central California. "Now with VMware View Client for iPad, our caregivers can have the freedom to access a patient's electronic medical records anywhere in the hospital via an iPad on a secure VMware View desktop. This could not only improve patient care but may enable us to dramatically reduce costs and simplify device management."

End-User Freedom. IT Control:
VMware's End-User Computing vision seeks to free end users and IT organizations from more than two decades of complex, device-centric computing and deliver a more user-centric, consumer cloud experience for the enterprise. The new VMware View Client for iPad provides a simple and secure way for end users to access virtual Windows desktops, applications and data from their iPad.

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