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Monday, March 1, 2010

Time Magazine: Company of the year 2010...

I am always curious to see who Time Magazine picks as the Person of the Year because their pick not only honors that person's achievements but more importantly, it recognizes a key theme or trend that was a major focus for all of us that year.

I wish Time would do the same for companies - if they did, my pick for 2010 would be the Small to Medium Enterprise (SME).SME's today can enjoy the same superior technology infrastructure, sophisticated forecasting applications, and cutting edge innovations for a fraction of the costs that large enterprises paid for these innovations.

Who would have thought a few years back that you could now have a global CDN for pennies, thanks to cloud computing players like Amazon, or that for a few dollars a month, you could have sophisticated sales forecasting or marketing automation applications thanks to the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies.

These "as-a-Service" and cloud  innovations with flexible pay-as-you-go models level the playing field, enabling SMEs to compete with the same level of sophistication as the big guys.  But, there is one area where this cost disruption has not yet happened - on-premise virtualization.

Virtualization infrastructure still requires massive datacenter buildouts, with expensive shared storage, and custom built setups that are complex and labor-intensive to manage.   But it doesn't have to be - especially not with desktop virtualization.  Virtualizing deskotps streamlines and drastically cuts down desktop support costs, improves uptime, and gives companies a competitive edge where it matters most - its employees' productivity.  This is of value not just to large enterprises, but perhaps even more to SME's, who have to do more with less.

Which is why Kaviza has re-designed the hosted desktop virtualization stack so companies do not require the expensive datacenter buildouts or shared storage pools to run virtual desktops - for under $500/desktop, starting with as few as 25 desktops, a company can quickly and cost-effectively get immediate ROI on virtual desktops with Kaviza.  Try it for yourself, and see how Kaviza is changing the game in desktop virtualization.

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OpenID aberdeanjim said...

Great article, SME organizations historically lead the economy out of they are responsible for new job creation and are the innovators.

Jim Blair, Aberdean Consulting

March 2, 2010 at 10:46 AM 

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