Dan O'Shea is a Chicago-based writer who has been covering telecom, mobile and other high-tech topics for nearly 20 years.
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Barley is a website-management program that allows entrepreneurs to undertake on-screen editing of their sites almost as easily as making changes to a Word doc.
How Gilt Groupe uses FiftyOne to help manage overseas currencies, taxes and more.
Upgrades are essential to keeping your business productive and secure, but thankfully you don't have to make them all at once.
In this Ask a Geek column, our expert offers advice on in-house development for mobile and web applications.
The owner of online consignment shop Closet Rich turned to Goodsie when it was time to dress up for customers.
Tools & Services
While some of the traditional technology for presentations continues to change, compelling content and delivery are still key to making an impact on audiences.
Chicago's Finch's Beer replaces signage with social media marketing and finds frothy fame.
Advertisers can get check-in, discounting and social media marketing in one neat little package.
A platform from Keynote Systems gives business owners an advance peek at how websites will render in the mobile realm.
A new smartphone app from the SBA aims to equip startups like Flawless Group with a wealth of small-business information.
The process of migrating to the cloud can loom like a thunderhead over a business. Here's advice on a safer path.
Q: How do I manage the growing number of mobile devices in my business and keep my network secure?
Don't let a website crash ruin your reputation. Optimize your site before traffic surges hit.
This new social media tool can help businesses create time-saving online marketing campaigns
Many small-business owners want the flexibility of hosted voice-over-IP but not the lack of reliability and call quality. We asked a tech geek: Is there a way to get both?
Evaluating Your Idea
Ahhha.com is a social network that taps the collective wisdom of the masses.
Loans from Friends and Family
Co-founder Sally Outlaw talks about how her site helps fledgling businesses find the money to get started.
Apps & Software
A free service lets entrepreneurs on the move find a quiet, professional space to get some work done.
Learn how you can protect your business when it comes to point-of-sale systems for smartphones.
Geotoko helps businesses reach customers of every check-in app persuasion.
When is the right time for an entrepreneurial business to outsource IT management to a remote provider?
A new mobile app helps the manager of an upstart New York City hotel fill empty rooms with travelers on the fly.
The question: As a small-business owner, how can I protect my business from looming online security threats?
Apps & Software
Mobile applications redefined the user experience but represent only a pit stop in the continuing evolution.
Tablet computers begin to find their business niche as productivity and presentation enhancers.
With devices that can do more and more, apps that can unshackle any operation and innovations like mobile video coming on the scene, mobility is becoming the entrepreneur's most critical tech tool.
Alternatives to traditional battery chargers can make technology even more freeing.
The Multi-Educator's Formulator Series is a collection of apps aimed at professionals in the architecture, electrical, waste management, building, engineer, HVAC and real estate segments.