Top ten IT strategies for SMEs, number eight: Virtualisation

This technology allows businesses to operate multiple servers from one piece of hardware.

For companies looking to reduce the running costs of their technology, but not ready to get rid of their servers entirely, virtualisation could be the solution. And with 31% of mid market businesses planning to move to virtualisation, according to a survey from AMI, it’s an area of investment that’s set to increase.

May’s Ramsac said it has allowed his company to slash costs. “Its best practice as it gives us more resilience, has lowered the cost of ownership and is more environmentally friendly as we are using less power and generating less heat,” he said.