You want the convenience and flexibility of a company intranet but you haven't got time to build one. Join the club. Subscribe to the HotOffice 2.0 virtual intranet. For US$12.95 a month per user ($11.95 with 21 or more users), you get remote file sharing, group scheduling, bulletin boards, Web-based e-mail, and a company directory-without the addedexpense of maintaining a site yourself.
The technology expertise and hardware necessary to host your own e-commerce site is too pricey for many small offices. Leave the work of peddling your wares to an e-commerce service like Yahoo Store, which costs US$100 per month for up to 50 items and US$300 per month for up to 1,000 items.
For a site that offers your customers the features they're used to on big shopping sites like Amazon.com and Buy.com, check out StoreSense.com's Web-based storefront service. Build your site in about half an hour.
Then, for about US$150 a month, you can automate your entire supply chain so your Web store communicates with your suppliers viae-mail, fax, or EDI system-filling orders while you relax on the beach.
If you must design your site yourself, let Internet Commerce Services control the commerce part. It includes MerchantTrax credit-card processing and extras that can be used on any site, no matter where the server sits. Prices range from US$100 to $495 per month, with a startup fee of $495.