Even an IT novice can recognize the scourge of ‘bloatware’ on new hardware. It doesn’t matter what type of new gadget you’ve purchased, it’s bound to come loaded with unnecessary apps and software that the manufacturer believes will drive you to purchase more of their products. And while they aren’t impossible to remove, those pesky programs can take a lot of time to get rid of. With Microsoft’s new ‘Refresh Windows’ tool you can send all of them back from whence they came in just two easy steps.
For the past year Strem Chemicals, a Massachusetts-based company which manufactures and markets specialty chemicals, has utilized virtualization. This process has seen them improve in several areas such as cost reduction and even disaster recovery. This is one of thousands of companies that has saved a substantial amount of money since incorporating virtualization into their business model. With that in mind, here are couple of ways SMB's like yours can use virtualization to enhance cost benefits beyond the bottom line.