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The Small Business Technology Blog has a link to a Wall Street Journal Blog entry about the technology needs of small businesses.
Technology Basics for Business
The article is actually an excerpt from the book by the Wall Street Journal about the technology needs of small businesses.
It wasn't that long ago that small businesses did not have to worry about technology that much. For most a basic desktop computer and printer was pretty much all they needed. Today we live in a world surrounded by technology and to need to be more aware of what is happening in the technology field to stay ahead.
That is not to say you need to run out get an iPhone, iPad, and every other next big thing to come along. What you need to do is stay aware of the technology and find what is going to improve your business and make your more productive.
You also need to be aware of the latest software that is available for your business. As the article points out software services via the web are becoming a viable solution to actually buying "boxed" software which has been done since the first days of the PC.
In the late 90's and early 2000's we saw dramatic changes in personal computers. In the last few years we have seen dramatic changes in about every other area when it comes to technology. Today it is harder than ever to stay ahead of the changes and find the right technology for our businesses.