Small Business Virtualization Roadmap - Slide 3

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Step One: System Assessment

To prepare for virtualization adoption, small businesses surveyed reported taking a variety of system assessment steps, including:

  • Identified candidates for virtualization – 74 percent
  • Created a virtual plan – 61 percent
  • Identified specific goals – 59 percent
  • Identified associated costs/created a budget – 56 percent
  • Obtained senior-management approval on plans and budget – 55 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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