VMware's Aileen Black on virtualization

Thursday - 5/17/2012, 7:14pm EDT

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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.

From Black's official bio:

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.