small business technology trends for summer 2014The way small businesses operate today is very different than they operated 50 years ago. Part of that is common sense. Times change. Creativity in business is becoming more important, as companies try to position themselves above the competition.

Business technology is ever-evolving. This doesn’t just affect big corporations who can afford a multi-million dollar IT budget. Nine out of every 10 businesses is categorized as a small business. Seven out of every 10 jobs is a small business job. A lot is riding on small business technology these days. Creativity in business is the difference between profiting and being left behind. 

Consider these three actionable, profit-driving goals for small business technology this summer.

Migrating to the Cloud

Not every business has room to place a large server. Not every business can afford a large server, and not every business knows how to maintain a server. What if the server goes down? Whose responsibility is the server? What other roles do they have within the company? The cloud alleviates all of these questions. 

The cloud is one of the most talked about business technology trends currently in existence. It is for good reason. The cloud is affordable, scalable to the size of your company, can be accessed 24/7 and best of all, it’s secure.

Mobile Technology

Smartphones are quickly becoming an increasingly popular method for people to use to search the internet. Mobile App development is a great way to achieve creativity in business and reach your customers on-the-go with a custom solution.

Don’t Be Afraid to Outsource Business Technology You Can’t Handle


Outsourcing is a scary word for some small business owners, but for achieving the business technology needs your company has but cannot currently achieve; such as:

  1. integrating migration to the cloud

  2. mobile technology

  3. software development

  4. managed backup

  5. Day-to-day tasks of a Chief Information Officer

Outsourcing can be a cost-effective business technology solution for your company. The default definition of outsourcing is no longer sending business overseas. Outsourcing is about finding a partner who can help you achieve your business goals. A quality outsourcer can streamline your IT processes and save your company money in the long run.


If any of the above small business technology services are on your company’s to-do-list this summer, or if you didn’t realize the value these services could potentially bring your company, contact ThrottleNet to build a custom solution for your small business technology needs.