I was reading a weekly email publication from International Economic Development Council (IEDC) this morning and was reminded of one way non-profits or small business save on information technology.
Google Apps allows document, spreadsheet, presentation, and calendar applications that are comparable and compatible with Microsoft Office. The cost savings come from not only the software cost (Google Apps is FREE to small organizations), but also from fewer compatibility issues with your work computers. Since those of us with limited budgets only purchase computers when one dies, we often work with old operating systems and slow processor speed. Since Google Apps processing largely takes place on Google servers, everyone can share the same software and files whether they are using the old donated laptop, the latest Vista-driven machine, or their computer at home.
Government, non-profits, and business in Hickman County are always looking for ways to do more at less cost and this is a great opportunity to investigate.