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Step Five: Measuring Success

Small businesses that have implemented virtualization are measuring the success of their program by more than just savings.

Hard ROI:

  • Reduction of physical server count – 65 percent
  • Server/storage management and support costs – 34 percent
  • IT energy consumption and costs – 32 percent
  • Software licensing costs – 17 percent

Soft ROI:

  • Improved IT productivity (easier management) – 52 percent
  • Increased uptime – 51 percent
  • Increased business agility, adaptability, flexibility – 43 percent
  • Data center footprint – 25 percent

How can small businesses know if virtualization is a fit? To answer this question, CDW surveyed nearly 300 small business Information Technology (IT) professionals through Spiceworks, a social network for IT, interviewing those that have and have not virtualized for their perceptions of and experiences with server virtualization.

The resulting Small Business Virtualization Roadmap examines the opportunities and challenges related to server virtualization.

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