When it comes to software implementations, organizations large and small share common goals of rapid deployment and return on investment. Unlike large organizations, however, smaller firms cannot rely on sizable budgets or internal teams to deploy an enterprise-wide initiative. But by following some fundamental concepts, smaller companies can make their technology investments pay off, with little disruption to the business.
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sheer power, small businesses make up an enormous force in the world. The US Small Business Administration estimates that in 2005, there were 25.8 million businesses in the United States. Of those, 99.9 percent were SMBs, which the government defines as companies with fewer than 500 employees. In the EU, the European Network for SME Research (ENSI) also reports 99.9 percent of EU businesses as falling into the SMB category. Together, small and mid-sized businesses contribute 60 percent of the world''s