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The venture capital picture in Wisconsin, while improving, still lags behind other states that also are trying to grow knowledge-based economies, but venture capitalist Paul Carbone is among the optimists. Carbone, managing partner of Baird Venture Partners, says some historical perspective is needed to accurately...

With all the buzz about the need to align information technology with the business, organizations may be forgetting another crucial piece to successful IT implementations - engagement between IT and upper management throughout the process. Rick Davidson, senior vice president of global information services for...

“You don't get Superman by paying Jimmy Olson wages,” observes columnist James Carlini, which means that downsizing and other cost-cutting personnel decisions made at the height of the dotcom bust are now coming home to roost. In this edition of Carlini's Comments, he notes that...

Has a new Madison business truly found a disruptive new technology for the voice-recognition market? The proprietors believe so, and if they are correct, their voice-recognition technology could save law firms, healthcare facilities, and insurance companies countless hours of transcribing dictations and voice mails....

Gov. Jim Doyle views increased support of the University of Wisconsin System as a key to driving future economic growth. In this Guest Column, he writes that schools in the system, which have taken a back seat to K-12 in terms of state funding support,...

“We can now declare with certainty that technology has become pervasive,” says John Swainson, president and CEO of CA, Inc., and managing information technology risks associated with that pervasiveness is imperative for IT leaders. If they fail to deal with the quantum leaps in scale...

Organizers call them “unconferences,” but don't let that amusing nickname for technology BarCamps fool you. There is still plenty of technology talk, and there are two opportunities for Wisconsin technologists to engage in it - the forthcoming BarCamp Madison, and this summer's national BarCamp USA...

What do CIOs want from their chief executive officers? It's a question that turns the tables a bit on CEO expectations, but as the CEO-CIO relationship becomes increasingly vital to the success of business organizations, that issue is becoming just as important as what CEOs...