Dan O'Shea

Dan O'Shea is a Chicago-based writer who has been covering telecom, mobile and other high-tech topics for nearly 20 years.

30 Recent Stories

Online Startup Makes Website Editing Simple
Websites

Online Startup Makes Website Editing Simple

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 to Add Personality to Your Loyalty Program
Customer Loyalty and Retention

How to Add Personality to Your Loyalty Program

Belly's loyalty program offers fun ways to interact with customers and helps build new clientele.
One Ecommerce Tool Makes Doing Business Internationally Easier
Selling Online

One Ecommerce Tool Makes Doing Business Internationally Easier

How Gilt Groupe uses FiftyOne to help manage overseas currencies, taxes and more.
When to Buy New Computers for Your Business
Office Tech

When to Buy New Computers for Your Business

Upgrades are essential to keeping your business productive and secure, but thankfully you don't have to make them all at once.
How to Build In-House Expertise for Mobile
Mobile

How to Build In-House Expertise for Mobile

In this Ask a Geek column, our expert offers advice on in-house development for mobile and web applications.
How One Startup Streamlined and Stylized its Online Storefront
Retail Center

How One Startup Streamlined and Stylized its Online Storefront

The owner of online consignment shop Closet Rich turned to Goodsie when it was time to dress up for customers.
New Tools and Tactics for a Killer Presentation
Tools & Services

New Tools and Tactics for a Killer Presentation

While some of the traditional technology for presentations continues to change, compelling content and delivery are still key to making an impact on audiences.
How One Craft Brewery Is Tapping Social Media
Social Media

How One Craft Brewery Is Tapping Social Media

Chicago's Finch's Beer replaces signage with social media marketing and finds frothy fame.
An All-in-One Mobile Marketing Tool
Mobile

An All-in-One Mobile Marketing Tool

Advertisers can get check-in, discounting and social media marketing in one neat little package.
New Tool Can Help You Test-Drive Your Mobile Site
Mobile

New Tool Can Help You Test-Drive Your Mobile Site

A platform from Keynote Systems gives business owners an advance peek at how websites will render in the mobile realm.
SBA App for Small-Business Resources On the Go
Startup Basics

SBA App for Small-Business Resources On the Go

A new smartphone app from the SBA aims to equip startups like Flawless Group with a wealth of small-business information.
How to Move Your Business Data into the Cloud -- Safely
Security

How to Move Your Business Data into the Cloud -- Safely

The process of migrating to the cloud can loom like a thunderhead over a business. Here's advice on a safer path.
Don't Forget to Wipe
Magazine

Don't Forget to Wipe

Q: How do I manage the growing number of mobile devices in my business and keep my network secure?
Websites

How to Prepare for a Surge in Website Traffic

Don't let a website crash ruin your reputation. Optimize your site before traffic surges hit.
Magazine

Roost: A One-Stop Social Media Shop

This new social media tool can help businesses create time-saving online marketing campaigns
How to Get Better Hosted VoIP Services
Magazine

How to Get Better Hosted VoIP Services

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?
This Crowdsourcing Site Helps Turn Business Ideas into Money
Evaluating Your Idea

This Crowdsourcing Site Helps Turn Business Ideas into Money

Ahhha.com is a social network that taps the collective wisdom of the masses.
How the Crowdfunding Site Peerbackers Got Its Start
Loans from Friends and Family

How the Crowdfunding Site Peerbackers Got Its Start

Co-founder Sally Outlaw talks about how her site helps fledgling businesses find the money to get started.
A New App Can Help You Find a Place to Work on the Road
Apps & Software

A New App Can Help You Find a Place to Work on the Road

A free service lets entrepreneurs on the move find a quiet, professional space to get some work done.
What You Need to Know About the Risks of Mobile Payment Apps
Security

What You Need to Know About the Risks of Mobile Payment Apps

Learn how you can protect your business when it comes to point-of-sale systems for smartphones.
A New Tool to Help Businesses Check Out Who's Checking In
Marketing Ideas

A New Tool to Help Businesses Check Out Who's Checking In

Geotoko helps businesses reach customers of every check-in app persuasion.
How to Know When to Outsource IT
Business Management

How to Know When to Outsource IT

When is the right time for an entrepreneurial business to outsource IT management to a remote provider?
How a New App Is Helping Hotels Fill Rooms
Business Travel

How a New App Is Helping Hotels Fill Rooms

A new mobile app helps the manager of an upstart New York City hotel fill empty rooms with travelers on the fly.
How Small Business Owners Can Guard Against Online Security Threats
Security

How Small Business Owners Can Guard Against Online Security Threats

The question: As a small-business owner, how can I protect my business from looming online security threats?
Why Mobile-Friendly Websites Are Critical to Your Strategy
Apps & Software

Why Mobile-Friendly Websites Are Critical to Your Strategy

Mobile applications redefined the user experience but represent only a pit stop in the continuing evolution.
Mobile

The New Paper: How Tablets Are Infiltrating the Workplace

Tablet computers begin to find their business niche as productivity and presentation enhancers.
A Method for Travel Madness
Business Travel

A Method for Travel Madness

TripIt will help organize your travel chaos.
The New Power of Mobility
Office Tech

The New Power of Mobility

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.
Office Tech

Fight the Power Cord

Alternatives to traditional battery chargers can make technology even more freeing.
Office Tech

Pro on the Go

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.

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