Shifting some or even all of your servers, software, and other IT infrastructure beyond the physical walls of your business can make big sense for small firms. Cloud computing might offer significant savings not just in startup costs but also in maintenance and security.
Sometimes saving crucial cash is just a matter of shopping around for the best deal. In other cases, you may need to be more innovative in your approach, whether that means retooling existing gear or finding like-minding organizations to share costs. It could be as simple as paying attention to your bills. It might be a matter of willpower, and resisting the urge to pick up toys that are less than business-critical.