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Four ways virtualization changes IT's relationship with other business units

According to Gartner analyst Thomas Bittman, virtualization will fundamentally change the relationship IT has with other parts of the business. During his presentation, Virtualization Changes Virtually Everything, at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2008, Bittman said this change would manifest itself in four ways--services replace equipment, agility, funding mechanisms, and sourcing.

Bill Detwiler agrees with Bittman's overall analysis, but believes there are a few caveats and additional considerations IT organizations need to consider. In his blog post, "Four ways virtualization changes IT's relationship with other business units," bill walks through each of Bittman's changes and gives you his take.

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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...

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