Virtualization for all firms, big and small

We’ve done a lot of stories about virtualization and how it can beused to create greater utilization and efficiency in the data centre.In many cases, though, it feels like we’re talking only about bigenterprises, with lots of IT staff who are able to deal with themanagement issues associated with virtualization.

On the other hand, I know of people like Nigel Fortlage, acontributor to our Enterprise Insights blog and who we’ve turned to forcommentary on a range of issues. Although Nigel’s firm, GHY, is a majorforce in Manitoba, his technology team has always been extremely lean.That’s one of the reasons he was called in to help us present a Webinar next Wednesday, Aug. 19 at 1:00 p.m. where he’ll discuss his virtualization journey in more detail. Full details:

There comes a time when just keeping things running is notenough. That is what Winnipeg-based George Henry Young International’s(GHY) three-man IT team came to realize when they found themselvesspending almost all of their time keeping the company’s servers goingand nothing else.

GHY set out on Phase 1 of its virtualization journey four yearsago to remedy this situation, and is about to engage in Phase 3: beyondthe servers. They’ve never looked back.

Join IT World Canada’s Editor in Chief Shane Schick and NigelFortlage, VP of information technology with GHY, along with SolutionsConsultant Rick Kearns from IBM, for a live one-hour webinar entitled“Virtualization for All Firms, Big and Small.” This interactive sessionwill:

Update you on the latest developments in virtualization, beyond the server
Provide some practical tips on achieving the cost and productivity benefits of virtualization for your organization
Let you hear directly from this Canadian IT executive the compellingreasons why virtualization can apply to any organization, regardless ofsize

You can register for the Webinar, Virtualization for All Firms, Big and Small, and use the comments on this post to offer any questions or areas you’d like to see covered. Hope you can join us.

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