Aileen Black, vice president of public-sector strategy at VMware, an IT virtualization company, joined Industry Chatter to discuss virtualization at federal agencies.
Black said VMware’s software is installed in nearly every Cabinet-level agency and in 97 percent of Fortune 500 companies.
Over the past few years, government IT executives have become increasingly innovative, Black said, rivaling their private-sector peers. The inspector general of the IRS recently noted more than $10 million in savings from server virtualization and projected another $7 million in additional savings.
“Just think about that — if the average agency was able to do that, a lot of this deficit issue would kind of go away,” Black said.
Aileen Black leads VMware’s sales and strategy for the Public Sector. With more than 23 years in the high tech industry supporting the government market, Aileen has worked at Data General, EMC, Ontos Corporation and Oracle. Aileen earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Tampa and her MBA from Marymount University.
Francis Rose is the host of In Depth, which airs weekdays from 4-7 p.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, DC metro area and online everywhere. Francis has covered all three branches of the federal government as a broadcast journalist since 1998. He joined Federal News Radio in 2006, and launched In Depth in 2008 as a daily show focused on connecting federal executives to the information they need to do their jobs better.