Author: WTN News

Wisconsin’s economy prospered greatly during the agricultural and industrial revolutions. And today we stand on the precipice of another turning point for Wisconsin’s economy; the innovation revolution. If we harness our resources correctly, Wisconsin will also be a leader in the...

John Schmitt would like to be sitting in piles of cash right now. But since he (and just about everyone else in manufacturing) isn’t, he’ll take the latest version of WorkWise’s manufacturing software instead....

Healthcare must transition itself to the information age similar to what the business world did six to eight years ago to increase the productivity of our staff, reduce costs, and improve our quality of service. This transformation process is a considerable...

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....