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Small Business IT and Telecom Solutions: Reviewing Options

Hopefully by now, you’ve begun to recognize as a small business owner that modern technology enables you to compete with larger companies in ways that weren’t possible even a few years ago. Over the past several months, we’ve explored an expansive number of IT and telecom solutions available to you, how they work, how they can help your business, and so on. Before wrapping up, let’s quickly review some of these solutions.

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Server and Desktop Virtualization Part 2: VMware or Microsoft?

Businesses small and large are turning to virtualization as a way to expand computing power, by creating multiple virtual workspaces (or virtual machines—VMs) that share space on a single server. As we discussed in the previous section, these VMs are administrated by a software layer called a hypervisor. Similar to the rivalry between Mac and PC in hardware products, two hypervisor programs currently seek to dominate the market: Microsoft’s “Hyper-V” and VMware’s “VSphere.” Each has its own advantages and disadvantages. Let’s briefly explore them both.

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