By Victor Firoiu, Senior Staff Academic Research Lead, VMware
With the Climate Decade upon us, cutting global emissions in half by 2030 depends on bold actions and a global capacity for innovation. We’re focused on both. Throughout our 20-year history, we’ve pioneered solutions to help build a low-carbon economy and become a carbon-neutral business.
Ensuring the safety and well-being of our employees, customers and partners is always our top priority.
VMware is actively monitoring the ongoing developments of the COVID-19 outbreak and taking precautions to address the safety of our employees and the business needs of our key customers, vendors and others who are in VMware facilities. Some of the steps VMware has taken include:
By Shanis Windland, Vice President Diversity & Inclusion, VMware
Here at VMware, building a more inclusive and diverse workplace is a company priority. We understand that words matter. What we say (and write), even without ill-will, can have a profound impact on others based on their cultural backgrounds.
As part of our efforts around inclusion, we’re taking a close look to ensure we’re walking the talk to end systemic racism, from changing the way we hire to providing learning and discussion opportunities on difficult topics, such as race and privilege. We’re taking a hard look at what actions we can take in the short- and long-term.
For many tech companies, remote work is starting to become the long-term reality, rather than a temporary change, and experts say it could spur a more diverse workforce – an area where tech companies have long floundered and where the percentages of Black and Latinx employees are still often in the single digits.
Disgusted and saddened by the May killing of George Floyd while in police custody, Jaime Irick wrote a letter about racism to his team of more than 6,000 employees at PPG. The executive explained how he learned about the subject from his Black father, who protested segregation in the 1960s, and how he would lead the unit in conversations about recent events.
Gelsinger is aggressively attacking the security, container and hybrid cloud market by going on a massive acquisition spree. Since 2019, VMware has purchased 13 companies in a move to make the company the world’s leading hybrid cloud software powerhouse.
At VMware, we believe that technology can be a significant force for good by helping address the world’s societal challenges when integrated with existing processes and in partnership with the people working closest to the challenges. As the world relies on 12 million global nonprofits to continue tackling the planet’s most pressing problems, we also recognize many of these nonprofits struggle with realizing the benefits of technology.
Researchers investigating some of humanity’s most vexing diseases began reaching out 20 years ago to nerds, gamers and even giant high-tech corporations across the world, hoping to borrow unused time on their computers. They signed up thousands, who donated their computing power so the scientists could better research cancer, Alzheimer’s and the Ebola virus, among others.
Now those scientists have turned their attention to the new coronavirus.
Every waterfall begins with a single drop of water. That’s the idea behind VMware’s Citizen Philanthropy approach to giving—VMware’s impact in the community is the result of the collective actions of VMware people. At the core of this approach is our Service Learning program, which provides forty paid hours annually to employees around the world to contribute their time and talents to the community.
Every waterfall begins with a single drop of water. That’s the idea behind VMware’s Citizen Philanthropy approach to giving—VMware’s impact in the community is the result of the collective actions of VMware people. Core to our ethos is the belief that we can all learn and grow through service.