Thursday, November 6, 2008

[TechRepublic] Virtualization for IT leaders; XP security tips

November 06, 2008

What IT leaders need to know about virtualization

Sanity Savers for IT Executives

Virtualization is having a major impact on IT infrastructure, and its influence will likely grow in the next 5-10 years. Thus, there are some basic principles about virtualization that all IT leaders should understand, as this episode of Sanity Savers for IT executives explains.

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