Need an upside to this fiscal meltdown? Smaller businesses now have the perfect excuse to move their operations, or at least some of them, online.
Web-based office automation packages are cheap. They work. And considering the almost ridiculous range of choices -- everybody from Google ( GOOG) to Sun Microsystems ( JAVA) to Zoho.com offer powerful ways to enter and edit text -- small enterprises looking to save money as the economy slows simply have no choice but to at least try a few.