Smaller companies are under constant pressure to maximize their performance with minimal resources. However, you can't do business without technology -- and tech means spending money, something there never seems to be quite enough of for growing businesses. You keep a vigilant eye on costs as a matter of course. So you need to be creative to get what you and your employees need -- from phone service to software to desks and chairs -- without busting the budget. No matter what your business needs
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Not only is electricity itself a technology, but the rest of your tech runs on it, too. (Yes, even your wireless tech.) So when was the last time you looked at your power bill? If you're not keeping close tabs on it, you're likely wasting money. Power down whenever possible -- utilities might be an unavoidable cost of doing business, but you have a say in how high (or low) those costs go.
Google in the Enterprise SurveyThere's no doubt Google has made headway into businesses: Just 28 percent discourage or ban use of its productivity products, and 69 percent cite Google Apps' good or excellent mobility. But progress could still stall: 59 percent of nonusers distrust the security of Google's cloud. Its data privacy is an open question, and 37 percent worry about integration.