Baffled Small Businesses Told To Turn To Local Firms For Sound Advice On Virtualisation

Small businesses baffled by the endless stream of messages around virtualisation and server consolidation are being urged to contact their local experts for sound advice and ensure that they make the right investments for their business.

The nationwide fixITlocal network, which provides guidance on IT systems and a wide range of on-site services to firms all over the UK, says that that many small businesses are confused by the different messages being sent about virtualisation technologies at the present time.

John Carter, Director of the fixITlocal network, says: “Virtualisation as a concept is a great idea but there are different approaches and as well as consolidating servers, you can also virtualise your storage systems. There are a lot of different streams of development going on at the moment and many small firms are understandably confused by it all. While virtualisation may well provide answers for many businesses, it won’t be right for everyone, so it’s important to talk to someone who knows about the subject and can give you sound advice.”

The competitive nature of the IT industry means that a lot of companies are trying to make sure that they win the business of early adopters. But some of the solutions being touted are not yet really practical or affordable for smaller companies, Carter notes. “Virtualisation can deliver great benefits but you need to make sure you get right first time. Turning back will be expensive and painful – especially for smaller businesses. We’d strongly advise them to take advice from a trusted source and, nine times out of ten, the best place to get that will be from a local reseller who understands your needs.”

There are fixITlocal resellers all over the UK and any small businesses can find their nearest member by going to, and making use the post-code checker. Alternatively, they can simply dial 0844 844 0004 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              0844 844 0004      end_of_the_skype_highlighting. All members of the fixITlocal network are experienced, established providers of IT solutions that provide pc health check, computer repairs and maintenance, IT support and a whole range of additional services to businesses in their local area. They can offer advice on PC networks and Apple Mac systems, on IT security and wireless networking, as well as the latest applications and technologies.

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