When running your business, you want to make sure that everything is running smoothly and efficiently. Here are a few technology tips that will help your bottom line, freeing up your resources for other areas of your business.

Laptops and Tablets
If the desktop is not necessary for your employers work, then consider replacing it with a laptop or tablet. Not only can the technology often be less expensive, but they can use up to 90% less energy, helping lower your electrical bill.

Communal Printer
Printer ink can often be a huge line in your budget. By having a common computer that all of your employees use, you can often reduce the amount of ink that you are buying, or at the least, allow you to buy in bulk. And with less printers plugged into the wall, it can also help decrease your electrical bill.

Use Your Internet
Instead of continuously traveling to meet different clients, check out different web conferencing tools. Many are free or relatively inexpensive and allow you the face time you need with your clients at a fraction of the cost. You can also use your Internet to send out email newsletters, special announcements, or advertisements, reducing your printing and mailing costs.

Create an Archive
If you have many files that are rarely accessed, consider installing an archive server. An archive server is designed to keep a file in hibernation (and therefore running with the minimal amount of energy) until someone needs to use it. This helps eliminate the amount of energy used to run your other storage servers.

Check in with an Expert
It’s always a good idea to have an IT consultant review your company’s technology and working habits. Often they will be able to give you recommendations that will help you maximize your time at a minimal expense.