Brian Dal Bello is the Senior Director and General Manager of the Virtualized Collaboration Business Unit in Cisco’s Collaboration Technology Group. Brian is responsible for planning, oversight and execution of the desktop and User Experience aspects of Cisco’s Desktop Virtualization Infrastructure (VXI) business and oversees its portfolio of Virtualization Experience Clients (VXC).
Brian has been with Cisco Systems for 7 years and has a combined total of 26 years of experience in enterprise / carrier voice, video, collaboration, contact center, desktop virtualization and wireless communication solutions.
Brian holds a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo in Ontario Canada.
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Brian Dal Bello is the Senior Director and General Manager of the Virtualized Collaboration Business Unit in Cisco’s Collaboration Technology Group. Brian is responsible for planning, oversight and execution of the desktop and User Experience aspects of Cisco’s Desktop Virtualization Infrastructure (VXI) business and oversees its portfolio of Virtualization Ex
I attended my second VMworld in San Francisco last week, and I’m seeing a change in the desktop virtualization discussions I’m having with customers. It’s no longer just about the technologies but how it impacts (either positively or negatively) the business process. There are some business processes common to most companies such as supporting contact center agents and onboarding of contract workers who need only the VDI components but also the communication and collaboration capabilities to do their job--often from remote settings such as their homes. In fact, a recent analysis based on our customers’ Cisco Virtualization Experience Infrastructure deployments revealed that when VDI implementations are combined with unified communications, some customers are seeing total cost of ownership (TCO) savings of up to 25% that is driven by substantial savings in administrative, security, and operating costs — not to mention increased worker productivity and effectiveness. I discuss these topics in a video interview with at VMworld San Francisco.
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At Citrix Synergy 2012, I was invited to participate in a panel discussion, “Beyond BYOD to Work Anywhere with Virtual Workspaces”. Fellow panelists included Simon Bramfitt, Principal Analyst at Entelechy Associates, and Jeroen Van De Kam, CTO at Login Consultants. Two key themes came up repeatedly: the need to keep BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) in perspective and the role of the business and the users. BYOD should be an element of a broader corporate IT strategy that supports and enables business goals and objectives. BYOD is neither the purpose nor the end goal, but is about providing the users with the tools they need to make it easier to do work and collaborate. In that same vein, desktop virtualization — which is another key IT initiative many companies are investing in to support BYOD — must also be part of that comprehensive strategy. To do this, IT must have a dialogue with the business leaders on what they mutually want to achieve and how they want to transform the way they work and interact with customers to achieve their respective business goals. I explored these thoughts in greater detail in a video interview following the panel discussion:
I encourage you to explore how virtual workspaces can help you create your “beyond BYOD” strategy by visiting www.cisco.com/go/vxi. Brian
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