Author: WTN News

MADISON – Some people are skeptical when they hear about alleged “breakthroughs” in biotechnology or medical technology. That’s understandable. Some of these innovations have come with higher upfront costs, raised expectations or ethical doubts. Others have been reduced to 30-second television ads with 10 seconds...

Insiders say effects are minimal
Milwaukee, WI- A week and a day after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved an application by SBC Communications Inc. to offer long distance telephone service in four remaining Midwestern states, the San Antonio-based telecom giant held press conferences in...

My good friend, Scott Beth, vice president of procurement at Intuit, has a wonderful metaphor that describes well the experience of the economic recession. It is as if the swamp was drained, and companies finally saw the old tires, rotting tree stumps, and rusting barrels...

I recently traveled to an event in Madison, Wis. that was organized by ePrairie and the Wisconsin Technology Network. It was designed to bring together three geographic locations of high-technology concentration: Madison, Milwaukee and of course Chicago....

Today we began the 2003 Wisconsin Economic Summit. It will be interesting to see if this year’s conference is able to pull any more technologists than the previous three Summits. My hunch is that it will not and we will...

CHICAGO – Is the economy still sputtering or are some companies and their executives just using obsolete tools and business models that are extending the slump? Adjunct Northwestern professor James Carlini answers in this week's edition of Carlini’s Comments....

CHICAGO – Way back in the day, I had a problem. I was 22, an escapee from a very old and distinguished conservatory of music and I needed to finish my degree. Somehow, I convinced the sisters at Mundelein College in Chicago that my two years...

Medical device and technology industries are a major strength of the State of Wisconsin and an important contributor to the economic health of the state. These industries reflect a concentration of knowledge and technical know-how related to healthcare technologies and devices. Concentration of...