Author: WTN News

What kind of people do you work with? What type of organizations do you work for? Columnist James Carlini says the answer to these questions will determine whether you're invested in your company, or ready to bolt. Perhaps it's time, he writes in this latest...

The Madison biotechnology industry has proven that Wisconsinites can get beyond their reluctance to seek federal funding, but now that aggressive posture must be demonstrated by the rest of the state. At the 2006 National SBIR-STTR Conference in Milwaukee, both Wisconsin and Midwestern businesses are...

Google advertisers have the opportunity to engage in dayparting, a strategy that allows them to advertise online at certain segments of the day and week, and improve the results of their AdWords campaign, according to columnist Troy Janisch. To get the most out of Google's...

Mobility makes laptops, smart phones, and PDAs popular business tools, but it also makes them vulnerable, so the practice of securing portable devices is not optional. To reduce business risk, the first decisions involve security policy, training, and culture - and then security software, according...

The Midwest had 11 universities in the top 50 institutions winning NIH funding during 2005, including 20th ranked Wisconsin, according to Yer Biotech Blues columnist Michael Rosen. That's pretty impressive considering that NIH funding has been increasingly hard to come by, and it's a key...

For all the concern about the compliance costs of Sarbanes-Oxley, the law has led to more independent boards of directors. At the recent University of Wisconsin-Madison Director's Summit, directors of several prominent corporate boards offered their advice about heading off the kind of trouble that...

The infrastructure for business moving forward is the Internet, notes State Senator Ted Kanavas, who is blasting Gov. Jim Doyle for continuing to tax Internet access. However, the state Department of Revenue contends that Wisconsin is allowed to collect the tax even though federal legislation...

James Barr III, the retiring president and CEO of TDS Telecom, believes the next 10 years in the telecommunication industry will be even more eventful than the past decade. As Barr passes the torch to the next generation, he recounts a few developments that were...

At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, it's hard to imagine life without Bayh-Dole, the landmark law that fueled technology transfer in university communities across the nation. Still, the law is under attack, even by some academicians, which has compelled former U.S. Senator Birch Bayh, who co-authored...

The Center for Advanced Technology and Innovation, in its first major drive for nationwide visibility, has accepted a contract to assess 255 patents from two major Delaware companies that could spur new products, companies, and intrastate collaboration. There is a strong possibility that CATI will...