Microsoft has recently released a white paper entitled “Survive and Thrive – How Technology Can Help Small Businesses Compete”. It’s a little US-centric but has some good pointers for Startups and Small Businesses, such as :

  • Reduce time spent on paperwork
  • Manage customer relationships to maximise value
  • Get more done both in and out of the office
  • Reduce IT risk and cost
  • Improve the customer experience
  • Grow the business online
  • Reduce travel, energy and IT management costs
  • Make the business smarter and more productive

A highlight is that 51% of small businesses worldwide plan on increasing their web presence, so now may be the time to take a look at Office Live Small Business. Similarly, Office Live WorkSpace is also a first step on the ladder to delivering on many of the items shown above.

Read the full article here : http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/presskits/smb/docs/CompeteWP.xps

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