It’s a safe bet that your business, no matter what it is, is dependent on technology. Small business owners may not have a dedicated IT person who keeps up on new technologies that can make the business more efficient and profitable. A New York Times article (registration required but free), Putting Tech to Work on the Cheap, offers tips to get more out of your technology.
Employee Time Clock – Now there is a “finger clock” that prevents employees from arriving late or leaving early and having someone else punch the clock for them. The finger clock uses bioinformatic fingerprint technology.
Off-Site Data Backup – The ultimate protection against losing data during a fire or other disaster is using a service that mirrors your data at a remote location. Think of the cost of such a service as insurance.
Free Conference Calls – You can find free (and very inexpensive) conference call services using a web search. Find out where you’ll need to dial to use these services, because access may incur long distance charges.
[Thanks to Nancy Friedman of Away with Words for linking me to the NYT article.]