Small Business Virtualization Roadmap - Slide 9

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Step Four: Execution

Those small businesses that have virtualized report compatibility issues, timelines and funding as the major challenges faced during implementation.

There are a few best practices that small businesses often overlook with virtualization. They include: adopting new technology one step at a time; designing and implementing with future growth in mind; taking the time to get educated on virtualization; utilizing good project management processes; identifying what works and keep on doing it; and not letting day-to-day issues take you off track.

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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