Author: WTN News

Net worth and consumption are falling. Unemployment and interest rates are rising. The economic outlook is weak for years. What can you do? If you’re concerned about the economy, you can use social media to hedge your bets. This week, I had the opportunity to listen to...

IT insourcing, or bringing previously outsourced IT functions back in-house, is on the rise, experts say, as the global economic recession, IT outsourcing scandals and the potential cost savings of decreasing the number of outsourced contracts have caused companies to give insourcing another look. "The pros...

The United States Federal Government is the largest buyer of goods and services in the world. Last year, the federal government spent at a rate of $16,422 per second for the entire year. How well did Wisconsin businesses compete for those federal procurement dollars? Over...

“Argonne National Labs is a key player. Illinois can be too if they act fast,” observes James Carlini. If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a region to raise economic viability for all. Interest on last week's article on Lithium-Ion Battery commercialization...

Many technology start-ups think that their businesses are entirely unique. Yet, they face many of the same issues as any business. Indeed, many tech companies are family businesses. So, let's take a look at a few things that tech companies might learn from companies outside...

A poorly implemented or misaligned IT project can be like a millstone around a CIO's neck. Unfortunately, sometimes the only way for IT leaders to get on with their work is to remove the weight of those millstones altogether. Pulling the plug on an IT project...

A group of 38 computer scientists, law professors and security experts is urging Google to do to more to protect Gmail, Google Calendar and Google Docs from snooping. Specifically, the group is asking Google to use a standard encryption technology, known as HTTPS, that is commonly...