Virtualization Hype Must Yield to Business Sense, Expert Says

Virtualization maven Dave Sobel says solution providers must stop treating virtualization as a solution and use it as a tool to meet business needs and objectives. Virtualization as a tool enables better sales opportunities.

A new state program in Virginia provides $35,000 grants to businesses that allow employees to telecommute. With virtualization, small businesses can extend applications and data to remote workers, providing the same user experience and productivity capabilities as if they're in the office.

But virtualization is not the solution that enables small businesses to participate in this state program, says David Sobel, a managed service provider turned virtualization maven. Virtualization, he says, is one of the tools or components that enable businesses to reach an operational goal.

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