Who Won Our VMware IT Survivor Competition?

Hundreds of readers entered our IT Survivor competition to blog about using VMware Horizon 6 to work remotely while enjoying a trip to beautiful Magnetic Island. We’ve sifted through the entries, and picked the overall winner. Step forward . . .

Mark Monfort!

Mark works for analytics and visualisation solutions provider Space-Time Research and also has his own blog Confessions Of An Analytics Junkie. He’s a big fan of remote work:

I’d like to work remotely as much as possible because in my line of work I need it for creativity and to not get inundated with menial requests that can be handled later in the day. When I’m out of my office I not only free my body but my mind can run free with possibilities. These lead to finding better pathways to solutions that benefit not only my client but my company and our partners as well.

Thanks everyone for entering. Tune in next week when we’ll reveal who won our bonus Dell Chromebook 11 prizes for suggesting challenges, and unveil some of the challenges Mark will face.

VMware Horizon was built to address the demand for remote working, while also helping businesses manage enterprise data and security. Horizon 6, VMware’s latest Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), adds key new features like Horizon View with long-requested application publishing support. Virtual SAN and Hybrid Cloud have also been added to easily deploy virtual desktops in whatever combination suits your fancy. Download a free trial of Horizon 6 here.

Island photo — for illustration purposes only — by Shutterstock

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