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posted in April 2009
With cash tight the last thing your business needs right now is a lawsuit. But the inevitable collection difficulties that come with a recession increase the likelihood of a business dispute. Here's 5 tips to help your business steer clear of litigation and handle it effectively if it does happen to you.
Where to spend scarce dollars on IT is a never ending challenge for business owners. Deciding which investments in infrastructure, hardware, or software will yield the most return is a black art, but according CIOs these 10 places are a good place to start.
Despite the recession we're mired in this Earth Day, the majority of business owners say environmental issues are just as important as the economy and more than a third focus more on the environment now than ever before. And thanks to new technologies, going green is more achievable than ever before.
Positioned as the first cloud operating system, VMWare's vSphere 4 provides SMBs with virtualization options for as little as $166 per processor.
Furthering the integration of LeftHand Networks, HP is rolling out LeftHand's SAN/iQ-iSCSI storage area network software and its own Virtual Storage Appliance for BladeSystem servers, allowing storage for multiple blade chassis on one SAN.
Seeking to ease development and expansion of virtualization platforms, HP introduces 3 new thin clients incorporating the Windows Embedded Standard Operating System.
Figuring out your tax strategy after you've already spent the money and booked the revenue may work fine, but if you head further upstream and structure your financial management processes you can make tax prep easier, maximize your deductions, and minimize your tax liability.
Consumers and business-users can't get enough of Web 2.0 applications. Businesses love the quick deployment, adaptability, and potential to drive sales and increase customer engagement. But Web 2.0 apps have a catch: an insatiable appetite for server computing power.
With 3 business days remaining until the tax filing deadline, it's late to be thinking about deductions. However, if you haven't filed yet, you might be able to slip it under the wire and it's never too early to makes plans for TY 2009 deductions.
The nightmare scenario that every business owners dreads is an IRS audit. It brings your business to a halt and it can get much worse once the books are open. However, certain things make auditors more likely to target your business. Read on and adapt accordingly.
Taking on the IRS may seem folly, but if your tax return is adjusted, you can contest the examination and appeal the adjustment. But to have a chance of winning your appeal, you need to know your rights.
Due to the recession, cash flow is crucial for small businesses, sole proprietors, and individuals. Though the infusion of capital from your tax refund likely won't save your business it can be a welcome influx for any strapped organizations. Plus, it's your money anyway -- don't risk delaying getting it back by making these mistakes.
If you've waited until the last minute to file your returns these tips may make the process easier for you and can help you out on your next quarterly payment as well.
With the launch of Mobile Lite, Salesforce.com now offers customers free mobile access to Salesforce CRM. The new application provides a subset of features available with Salesforce.com on-demand CRM mobile application.
A little more than a week remains before the tax filing deadline, but it's not too late to maximize your refund or lay a foundation for a bigger return on your return next year.
Need a cash infusion? You can forget about banks or VCs? Those traditional funding sources are strapped or stingy or both. If your businesses needs a significant investment to tap a new market, lock down the one you have, or upgrade equipment, you'll need to get creative.
With Windows Server Foundation, Microsoft makes a bid for the 15-employee and smaller business server market and gives chase to the 70% of SMBs that don't have a server.