Online tools let you get going fast and pay as you go, two factors that appeal especially to SMBs. From productivity to analytics, these 10 apps deserve your attention.
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The Chatter platform enables a private social network for the people that matter most--your team--while shielding your sensitive data from the prying eyes of everyone else. Existing Salesforce.com customers, in particular, might be a particularly good fit--Chatter is a Salesforce.com product. But Chatter is open to any organization and its users so long as they all share a single domain name (and have an email address on that domain). It's free--a price tag that fits even a shoestring budget. The single-domain approach should appeal to SMBs interested in social media for internal collaboration, but leery of allowing employees to store and share corporate information on public networks--no matter the security settings.
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