A special thank you from all the team at ComputerWorld for attending our VMware Update 2016 event. We hope you enjoyed the event and were able to take away some key information to further help you Define Tomorrow for your business.

On this page you will find useful links to content, presentation slides and presentation recordings from our recent Define Tomorrow VMware event.  


Our event was kicked off with our own Operations Director and vExpert, Barry Coombs who introduced the event and how we at ComputerWorld see the IT industry moving forward in the future. 

Virtualisation and Cloud

Our first keynote presentation was delivered by VMware CTO and VP, Joe Baguley. Joe focused on the radical changes that are currently taking place within Virtualisation and the cloud and VMware's vision is helping businesses keep up with these changes to stay ahead of the competition. 

Barry Coombs then expanded upon Joe's presentation and the VMware vision around Virtualisation and Cloud. Barry presented the Software Defined Data Centre including the new features within vSphere 6.5 that were announced at VMworld Europe 2016 and NSX.

WorkSpace Transformation

Our Second keynote was presented by Simon Townsend, AppSense CTO. Simon took us through the evolution of end-user computing and the revolution the users have gone through to be mobile in the hybrid world. 

Barry also expanded upon Simon's presentation and the need to ensure your business is allowing users to be mobile whilst maintaining high security standards to protect your data. Barry presented VMware's solution to this around Workspace ONE. 

Dell HyperConverged

Mark Shaw, VMware Technology Lead at DellEMC presented an overview of the Dell Hyperconverged Infrastructure. 

Dell Networking

We also had a presentation from Mark Pearce, Channel Director at Dell Networking around the need for flawless Networking and how Dell's solution can provide this for your business.  

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Cloud based disaster recovery with iland - 30th November 2pm

No IT organisation can ignore the need for a reliable and robust Disaster Recovery solution. The adoption of cloud-based disaster recovery is on the rise and can deliver the business protection combined with cost-effectiveness that companies need. 

Join ComputerWorld's Virtualisation and Cloud Specialist, Ben Evans and iland's Principal Solutions Architect, Sam Woodcock for this webinar focused on cloud-based disaster recovery using Zerto. Ben and Sam will cover the key aspects of a cloud-based DR solution and show just how easy-to-manage, secure and reliable cloud DR can be.

Define Tomorrow Highlight webinar - 1st December 2pm

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If you missed our Define Tomorrow event, join ComputerWorld's Barry Coombs and Anthony Charman as they condense all the content from the day into one hour. 

Barry and Anthony will discuss the latest trends in the industry, what the keynote speakers predicted for the future of IT at our event and what they believe are going to be the biggest influences in regards to Security, Virtualisation, Cloud and more.

We will also discuss some of the biggest announcements and product updates from VMworld including: 

  • vSphere 6.5
  • Amazon Web Services and VMware partnership
  • VSAN 6.5
  • Software Defined NetworkingWorkspace Transformation

Protect your business with Bitdefender GravityZone - 6th December 2pm

Did you know that employees pose highest security risk in UK? Research shows that employees who are not constantly trained in internet privacy and security in the workplace may damage both finances and reputation. Some 88 percent of workers put sensitive data at risk because they lack sufficient cybersecurity know-how.

Join ComputerWorld's security specialist and BitDefender specialist on this webinar to find out how your business could be under threat of a cyber-attack and how GravityZone can mitigate the risk that your business faces.

Increase end user security with AppSense - 7th December 2pm

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When it comes to endpoint security, prevention isn’t considered a cool approach. With the flood of news stories concerning security breaches, organisations of every kind are understandably obsessed with advanced cyber-threats. 

Did you know that at least 85% of intrusion techniques can be mitigated with prevention? 

Join ComputerWorld Director, Barry Coombs and AppSense CTO in their upcoming webinar to understand the risk of cyber attack to your business and how AppSense solutions can help with 4 key intrusion prevention strategies: 

Application Whitelisting
Application vulnerability patching
Operating system vulnerability patching
Administration privilege restriction

How your business can benefit from migrating to the next generation of desktops with Liquidware Labs               8th December 2pm


Join ComputerWorld Director Barry Coombs and Liquidware Labs Director on our webinar as they discuss the future of your desktop environment. 

During the hour, Barry and Peter will have a discussion around understanding your desktop environment and how to migrate to the next generation of Desktop to gain benefits to your company.  This will include monitoring and diagnostics of existing Desktop environment and how ProfileUnity allows user profiles to be migrated between different operating systems and cloud Desktops with no impact on users and usability.

Complete our state of the industry survey to enter the draw for the ultimate tech bundle 

The short multiple choice survey should take you no more than 2 minutes to complete. ComputerWorld will be compiling the results to create a state of the industry report that will be distributed to all attendees to give you an insight into the IT industry for medium sized businesses in the UK. 

A winner will be drawn on the 16th of December