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There has been so much media attention focused on the effects of outsourcing technology and offshore manufacturing that it’s finally shedding some light on the issue. Whatever the product, there is an effort to ship it outside America to cheaper labor. The effects of this...

Madison, Wis. – Madison’s high-tech economy has yet to hit its growth spurt… so what’s taking so long? According to local technology executives, Madison has what it takes to support a high-tech business community, but often ask, “Why isn’t Madison as successful as other regions?”...

CHICAGO – Watching the Midwest technology job market these days is an exercise in faith. Every day, more and more job openings show up, giving hope that things are truly turning around. ...

Wisconsin’s Department of Workforce Development, (DWD) is charged with building and strengthening the state’s workforce. The department has several initiatives underway to create high-end jobs, increase wages, address workforce shortages and provide re-employment and re-training services to Wisconsin workers Secretary Roberta Gassman...

Recent reports indicate a domestic backlash is brewing against firms who outsource IT services to foreign-based companies. Two recent examples took place in late November, when Indiana's governor cancelled a $15.2 million contract with a company in India to upgrade the state's unemployment claims processing...

CHICAGO – When I meet a businessperson, one of the first rituals after shaking hands is to take my other hand and reach out for his or her card. In the business world, it is a reflex reaction. In Japan, the practice is even more...

CHICAGO – Caesar's oracle told him to beware the Ides of March. While many of us worry more about the Ides of April, here in the Midwest technology scene, a far more common fear is the creepy-crawly feeling we get when we get that breathless...

APPLETON, WI– Nearly 60 people heard UW-Madison professor Raj Veeramani and Menasha Corp. research and development manager David Matthias stress the importance of innovation in today’s economy at the first meeting of the Wisconsin Innovation Network (WIN) Foundation in northeast Wisconsin....

Hiring the right people is always challenging, but knowing how to conduct the proper interviews can make a huge difference in the success or failure of getting the right person. If it’s a top executive position for your company, taking time to fully understand the...