Virtualization: Misunderstood and Underappreciated

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 08-13-2013

Virtualization: Misunderstood and Underappreciated

The Business Side Is Often Clueless  More than half of business-side employees (54%) say they have never heard of virtualization and have no idea what it means.

Virtualization: Misunderstood and Underappreciated

Virtualization: Misunderstood and Underappreciated

Getting Up to Speed  CIOs are experiencing similar issues with senior management. In fact, 80% of vice presidents and senior vice presidents have no idea how virtualization can help their businesses.

Virtualization: Misunderstood and Underappreciated

Virtualization: Misunderstood and Underappreciated

Uh, IT? Really?  Here's a shocker: 40% of IT workers don't know what virtualization is or how it can benefit the corporate world.

Virtualization: Misunderstood and Underappreciated

Virtualization: Misunderstood and Underappreciated

The Great Virtualization Void  Just 34% of IT workers say virtualization is running in their offices. However, some of the respondents actually knew their company didn’t use virtualization and others clearly didn’t know if their company used virtualization or not.

Virtualization: Misunderstood and Underappreciated

Virtualization: Misunderstood and Underappreciated

Virtualization and Mobility  Nearly half of all employees (46%) say they can access their work computer from any device, which demonstrates the value of virtualization in an increasingly mobile workforce.

Virtualization: Misunderstood and Underappreciated

Virtualization: Misunderstood and Underappreciated

Back to Work  Virtualization can dramatically improve the response time to disasters. In fact, 65% of employees have been able to get back to work just one day after malware took down their computer.

Virtualization: Misunderstood and Underappreciated

Virtualization: Misunderstood and Underappreciated

Easy Access to Documents  And 55% of employees say they can access work files from their home or another device, thanks to virtualization.

Virtualization: Misunderstood and Underappreciated

Virtualization: Misunderstood and Underappreciated

Getting the Job Done  Among the people who are using virtualization in the office, 74% say it is instrumental in helping them complete their jobs.

Virtualization: Misunderstood and Underappreciated

Virtualization: Misunderstood and Underappreciated

Clearly Not Informed   Despite the many benefits of virtualization, 61% of respondents had no idea if virtualization would help make their jobs easier.

Virtualization: Misunderstood and Underappreciated

Virtualization: Misunderstood and Underappreciated

Knowledge Equals Power  In order to determine the value of virtualization, IT decision-makers with "superior computer knowledge" were asked if they had any doubts about the value of virtualization. Not a single one said virtualization is bad for the corporate world.

Virtualization: Misunderstood and Underappreciated