The majority of small businesses are interested in virtualization -- using one computer to act as multiple computers -- but less than half have adopted the approach, Symantec found in its 2011 Small Business Virtualization Poll. Small businesses are most interested in the cost savings and efficiency gains that virtualization can bring, according to the study. "[B]efore you jump into acquiring software, it's highly recommended you speak with an IT consultant who can review your business needs and help you define a virtualization strategy," Joseph Mutidjo writes.

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