Author: WTN News

The attention pendulum definitely has swing toward Web consumerism, but it won't be long until it swings back to the enterprise, according to DEMO Letter columnist Chris Shipley. Companies that prepare to meet the enterprise need eventually will have their day in the sun. ...

Dane County businesses outperformed their own expectations and the national gross domestic product in 2006, and they maintain a sunny outlook for 2007, according to the annual economic survey conducted by Madison's First Business Bank. The purpose of the survey is to provide the business...

After listening to the concerns of neighborhood groups as well as the Milwaukee CIO's outline of the city's wireless Internet initiative, columnist James Carlini believes Milwaukee is on the right track. In this edition of Carlini's Comments, he explains why Milwaukee's approach is superior to...

Entries for the 2007 Governor's Business Plan Contest, which will again feature a $50,000 top prize, are being accepted through Jan. 31, 2007. About $450,000 in cash and in-kind prizes have been awarded in the contest's first three years, writes Inside Wisconsin columnist Tom Still,...

Madison's TrafficCast International, Inc., has licensed data tools from LandSonar, a San Francisco company that offers traffic data models for all the road systems in the continental United States. The combined products could provide TrafficCast customers with more efficient navigation systems....

The marriage of Berbee Information Networks and CDW Corp. is likely to be a long and happy one, especially if the Vernon Hills, Ill. firm can help transform Berbee into a $1 billion company and make it a national player on the IT stage. But...

Last month, Nobel-prize winning economist Milton Friedman passed away, and columnist Tony DiRomualdo recalls how Friedman ferociously argued that individuals, aided by free markets, could make better decisions than bureaucracies. In this edition of Next Generation, he examines a concept that would no doubt please...

Representatives from Astellas Pharma, Inc., Abbot Laboratories, and Pfizer Pharmaceutical Co. recently met with members of the Wisconsin Biotechnology and Medical Device Association to discuss the future of collaboration in drug development. More big pharma companies are outsourcing certain functions to biotechs, which might create...

The National Academies have inducted five UW-Madison professors for their applicable research into hydrogeology, biochemistry, and atmospheric and oceanic sciences. It is considered one of the highest honors a scholar can receive....

The Center for Digital Government ranked the City of Madison as the leading digitized city for the second time in a row, pointing to its supply of online tools that help citizens pay bills, stay current with local government meetings, and report problems....