CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwire -03/19/12)- MCPc, Inc., a leading national technology products and solutions provider, announces anyplace workspace™, an approach to business technology dedicated to helping organizations reap the benefits of the modern, mobile IT ecosystem. Organizations with an anyplace workspace empower their employees to work from anywhere and on any device -- all in a well-managed, secure environment.
About Anyplace Workspace
The anyplace workspace is built upon five core pillars of the IT environment: devices, desktop, network, data and support.
- Devices: What endpoints -- personal systems and print, including tablets, smartphones, laptops, thin clients and PCs -- are best for each user segment within an organization? How can we enable secure, mobile printing from non-traditional devices?
- Desktop: How should information be delivered consistently and securely across those devices? What virtualization technologies best enable this environment?
- Network: What infrastructure, network and collaboration tools are needed to best deliver information and business impact?
- Data: Where will data be stored, what servers are needed, and how will end users access data at need, securely?
- Support: How can we ensure that all of the technology is performing at its peak? What systems are in place to deliver and support technology on an ongoing basis?
The anyplace workspace initiative is endorsed and backed by technology leaders, including VMware, NetApp, Citrix, Cisco, Hewlett Packard and Eaton Power. In addition, MCPc's anyplace workspace concept incorporates solutions from Apple, Trend Micro, AppSense, APC, Bluecoat, Dell, CommVault, Arrow, Comstor, Nimsoft, Skyline ATS, 2trg, Lenovo, SoftwareONE, Wyse, Lakeside Software, Microsoft, Sanbolic, Ingram Micro, Tech Data and TIP Capital. See the full list of anyplace workspace partners.
Events & Programming
To generate excitement and awareness around mobile business and the anyplace workspace, MCPc will host a 13-city movie premiere event of Hollywood's Wrath of the Titans on Mar. 30 in theaters around the United States. Registration can be found at http://anyplaceworkspace.com/event-titans.
Additionally, the company will lead webinars throughout the months of May and June with NetApp, VMware, Cisco, Citrix, HP, Eaton, AppSense, Trend Micro and Apple to further explore anyplace workspace validated architectures. Registration can be found at http://anyplaceworkspace.com/event-go-live.
There are also several contests for IT professionals, centered on this transformational technology:
- Extreme Tech Transformation: One lucky IT professional will win a $100,000 anyplace workspace makeover for his or her business. Individuals can submit their organizations for consideration at http://anyplaceworkspace.com/contest-extremetech.
- Tech Star Contest: 15 VIP passes will be awarded to executives and IT professionals to attend Citrix Synergy in San Francisco, May 9-11, 2012; Cisco Live! in San Diego, June 10-14, 2012; or VMworld in San Francisco, Aug. 27-30, 2012. Entries can be made at http://anyplaceworkspace.com/contest-techstar.
MCPc will showcase the anyplace workspace in practice at the unveiling of its Transformation Experience Center (TEC) in May, and at the company's new headquarters Grand Opening celebration on July 19, 2012. Registration for visits to theTEC can be made at http://anyplaceworkspace.com/experience.
Mike Trebilcock, chairman and chief executive officer, MCPc, Inc.:
"The consumerization of IT, cloud computing, ubiquitous video and BYOD are driving organizations to rethink the way they deliver information to employees and how their organizations operate.
"These trends are not a fad, and will only continue to disrupt the business world as we know it. MCPc understands the force of this movement, the IT ecosystem behind it, and the positive impact it can have on the organizations that harness it. We're investing heavily in the anyplace workspace initiative, including the partnerships, technology and expertise needed to make true mobile business a reality for our clients."
Peter Howard, senior director, data center Alliances, NetApp:
"NetApp is excited to power MCPc's anyplace workspace solution with FlexPod™. Its scalable architecture is pretested to help customers lower deployment risk, increase data center efficiencies, and create a flexible information technology environment to build private, public and hybrid clouds.
"The solution delivers a virtualized, collaborative workspace through a comprehensive end-to-end infrastructure that spans from endpoints to the data center. MCPc's anyplace workspace is the right vision for the modern workspace as it includes virtual desktop compute as well as telephony, video and mobility."
Mason Uyeda, director, end user computing technical marketing, VMware:
"Anyplace workspace is a holistic, modern approach to IT encompassing infrastructure, hardware, software, delivery, security, management and maintenance. VMware supports a number of technologies needed to implement the anyplace workspace, empowering users and providing flexible IT as a service to enable a new working style that leads to a more connected enterprise."
Joe Franz, senior director, Americas channel sales, Citrix:
"At Citrix, we are excited about MCPc's anyplace workspace messaging and how it integrates with our vision of a world where people can work and play from anywhere, on any device, at any time.
"Together with MCPc, we are transforming the future of business by redefining the workplace. Work is no longer a 9-to-5 activity that happens only within the walls of the corporate office. Work is wherever inspiration happens, and people need 24/7 access to their apps, data and devices to be productive.
"We are in a time of transformation from the PC Era to the Cloud Era. With the combined efforts of MCPc's anyplace workspace and Citrix, we can collaborate together and leverage the power of virtualization and the cloud."
Kris Zimmerman, director, collaboration architecture, Americas partner organization, Cisco:
"Many organizations are struggling to keep pace with their mobile workforces. Cloud computing initiatives and BYOD policies are putting a strain on many IT organizations. With MCPc's anyplace workspace, supported by Cisco's collaboration technologies, customers can enhance their revenue streams and improve productivity by conducting business securely from any device."
Ernesto Tey, director of channels, AppSense:
"As the impact of consumerization in the enterprise continues to accelerate, AppSense is happy to be working with MCPc as part of the anyplace workspace solution to empower organizations to provide the greatest level of flexibility and management for any user, on any device, anyplace.
"Organizations are simultaneously trying to adjust to myriad mobile devices, Windows 7, cloud computing, data access and ever-demanding employees. AppSense user virtualization in combination with MCPc enables companies to unlock the potential of these new technologies while also providing best practices in delivery and deployment."
Eric Berkman, director of U.S. VAR channel sales, Trend Micro:
"Trend Micro is excited to be partnering with MCPc's anyplace workspace solutions, because they understand the importance of securing data without compromising performance and access. MCPc's anyplace workspace approach gives organizations the flexibility and agility to work faster and smarter, anywhere, anytime and on any device. MCPc understands that working with Trend Micro in the anyplace workplace solution program ensures they are securing their clients' journey to the cloud."
Maryam Alexandrian, senior vice president, worldwide sales and channels, Wyse:
"MCPc's anyplace workspace consists of a suite of products and services that parallel what we at Wyse are seeing from our customers -- the need for easy, secure access to applications and content from any device and any location -- be it a desktop device at the workplace or a hand-held device from anywhere else.
"As the global leader in cloud client computing, Wyse is thrilled to contribute the industry's best desktop and mobile thin and zero client devices to anyplace workspace. And with our PocketCloud mobile device app for iOS and Android, and the cloud-based Wyse EMM service, anyplace workspace will include the world's most advanced hand-held content and device management capability from the cloud. With Wyse and its other industry-leading technology partners' products and solutions, MCPc's customers will be able to use the cloud to enhance their businesses to the fullest."
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- Anyplace Workspace Website (http://www.anyplaceworkspace.com)
- Anyplace Workspace on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/AnyplaceWorkspace)
- Anyplace Workspace (@workanyplace) on Twitter (http://twitter.com/workanyplace)
- MCPc Website (http://www.mcpc.com)
- MCPc Blog (http://blog.mcpc.com/)
MCPc delivers scalable solutions to host, secure and optimize an anyplace workspace -- helping clients empower their employees to work from anywhere, and on any device. The company is a top 100 technology VAR, driven by partnerships with the world's leading manufacturer providers. Headquartered in Cleveland and with branch locations across the United States, MCPc maintains practice areas in datacenter and virtualization, borderless networks, collaboration, personal systems, mobility, imaging and printing, and professional and managed services.
From the data center to the desktop and into the cloud, MCPc ensures client success by leveraging IT to drive business performance, improve productivity and increase revenue. For more information, visit www.MCPc.com, subscribe to MCPc's business technology blog, or connect with the company on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook or Google+.
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