General-purpose software can cost small businesses a big chunk of change. Even if you do spend most of your workday cozied up with a word processing application or spreadsheets, there are alternatives to Microsoft Office many more.
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Dealing with software the licenses, technical support, upgrades, and other baggage that comes with every application is probably the last thing that most small business owners want to deal with. So, don't. Utility-based computing is an idea that can eliminate much of the overhead of maintaining PC applications.
Small businesses with just a few employees and a handful of desktops and laptops don't need complicated and expensive backup software, but these businesses still need to protect critical data from 'disappearing.'
Angel.com is a service for creating customized telephone applications without adding any hardware. It offers a variety of voicemail functions with interactive voice response capabilities that could help your small business look much larger that it really is.