I did the math and my jaw hit the floor: conservatively we could have saved enough to pay for two employees. I brought my boss the numbers and ... zip, zilch, nada. He wasn't an old man, just two years older than I, but it was like he was from a previous generation -- everything for him was nuts and bolts: a Web site needed its own server, e-mail had to be on another, documents took a third, and phones needed to sit on desks and be connected the good ol' fashioned way. Because I was pretty much self-taught, my opinions weren't worth listening to.
There's a moral to this story: if you don't know squat about technology, don't make uninformed decisions about it. And if you've got informed people who work for you, consider what they have to say. It might just help your bottom line.
By the way, the company folded and now I'm looking for work. Anyone need a self-taught business IT guy who likes to save you money?