Mid market virtualization solutions are often misunderstood

News Article - Wednesday, 05 January 2011 14:13

Category: Hosting

Small and medium-sized enterprises are focusing on their survival during the tough economic situation and are failing to realise the huge benefits of mid market virtualization solutions.

Clodagh Murphy, director of Eclipse, said that many firms had simply battened down the hatches in the face of economic uncertainty.

"Small businesses at the moment are focused on survival to a certain extent, and growing their own businesses. Taking the risk of investing in new technology won't be at the forefront of their minds," Murphy claimed.

However, she said that ignoring the latest IT infrastructure technologies and services - like cloud computing and virtualization - could cause problems for companies in the long term.

She added: "My advice is to find someone who you trust that can give you good advice."

Murphy's concerns about a lack of infrastructure spending among small and medium-sized enterprises appears to run counter to recent research from IT analyst Gartner, which showed that investment in IT equipment, including harder for server virtualization warehouses and data centres, has leapt by 131 per cent in the past year.

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