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Volume 13, Issue 3 | February 9, 2011

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TechNet ON: Go Virtual to Cut Costs and Carbon and Gain Agility

Go beyond doing more with less and reducing your carbon footprint; virtualization enables a more agile, responsive infrastructure and lays the foundation for cloud services.

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TechNet Radio: What the Cloud Means to Microsoft CIO, Tony Scott
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Mitch IrsfeldEditor's Note

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Mitch Irsfeld

Virtualization Delivers the ROI Trifecta
With IT departments wedged between limited budget growth in 2011 and the expectations for new services - especially cloud computing - getting in the virtualization game can position your organization for the RIO trifecta with benefits that are high on the hit list in most executive suites. Reduced overhead, increased sustainability and faster response to changing business conditions should get everyone's attention. Laying the foundation for cloud migration is an added bonus. TechNet Magazine author Joshua Hoffman provides a rundown of all those benefits, and the key Microsoft technologies that together deliver them. His article Sustainability and Savings Go Hand-in-Hand with Virtualization also highlights additional benefits such as...

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