One of the great advantages of hiring an IT consulting firm to advise your small and medium business is the issue of vision. While businesses may know what they need in terms of outcomes, they may not be able to visualize what is possible in the new world of IT services simply because that is not their area of expertise. This is where IT consultants can prove invaluable. They can provide the vision for businesses to see what new software, hardware, and tech models exist that can help a business move from A to B – and frequently, they can suggest ways to make the move that will be at a lower cost than the approaches the business would have generated without outside assistance.
Virtualization as a Vision
According to a recent survey, approximately half of all small and medium-sized businesses are planning to explore virtualization strategies during the next year. Some of them will be investigating the virtualization option for the first time while others will be increasing their use of virtualization as a business tool that both increases efficient use of resources and saves money. What is perhaps even more remarkable is that a further study has indicated that almost three quarters of small and medium-sized businesses are choosing virtualization on an x86 platform from VMware over other platforms.
The reasons for VMware's dominance in the virtualization market lie in its ease of use. VMware provides a way to create additional virtual infrastructure at a low overall expense, and the infrastructure thus created is easy to manage. Firms considering where to go next with IT solutions should contract with an IT consulting firm to discuss what is possible with virtualization.