A small business budget may not include an IT department to compete with larger companies. If your business has less than 10 employees, you will need to focus on inexpensive solutions to achieve your goals so that you appear to be a small company with a big IT budget.
No matter the size of your business, almost every company these days has personnel that bring their mobile devices to work, and these people are very good at operating their devices. So, a good solution would be to create a “bring your own device (BYOD)” environment and utilize their expertise while allowing them to use devices they are familiar with and accustomed to using.
Enable your high tech workforce by allowing services such as Blackberry Enterprise to connect to your system without harming your company information.
Most high-tech savvy people prefer the nontraditional office environment so allowing your workforce to be connected no matter where they are not only saves on expensive office space, but allows your staff to easily collaborate on the same projects at the same time. A few good collaboration tools would be Google Drive, Evernote, and Dropbox. With these tools you can create storage, documents, to-do lists, and more for your projects and teams in a private environment.
If your business offers training, webinars, or sells products, Forbes recommends using Adobe Connect. Albeit a monthly charge is incurred, with Adobe Connect you can also setup online team meetings and web conferencing. This would be another solution to appear as though your company has a mega IT budget.