You can effectively become a slave to the software - ie you are working for it.
With the internet there is now a whole different way of looking at, and engaging with computer systems; with the potential benefit of it working for you, rather than you working for it. With its in-built communication system the internet allows you to use applications built specifically so you can share information internally and with external providers that can do the non-core tasks for you, but still keep you in the picture - reducing the risk of business blindness (loss of direction) through abdication
The situation most businesses face today:
With an integrated business system based on the internet, you get to solve two problems at once, at a business system level moving towards this:
and because the system is a fully hosted internet solution you don’t have the issues traditionally associated with PC based solution, like:
Installing the software
Potentially don’t need as much office space for people to work from, as people can work where best suits them, including at home if appropriate - saving time, money and the environment (less cars on the road!).
The Australian Small Business Blog