IT departments are expected to do more with less money, whether serving a small business with a handful of employees or a multinational corporation with several data centers -- or working with the White House IT budget. Keeping to a budget doesn't mean sacrificing the performance or efficiency of your VMware virtualization tools, remote virtual machine access or shared storage. In fact, there are low-cost ways to maintain a useful knowledge base of current technologies.
To stretch an IT budget as far as it will go takes some savvy shopping and knowledge about your options. See how you stack up with this quiz focused on VMware cost considerations.
This was first published in September 2012