Commentary

A waiver policy by the United States Department of Justice is putting companies in a bind when investigating wrong doing in their organizations. In this third installment of Boardroom Perspectives, attorney John Fons calls on executive leaders to support a proposed bill that would curb...

Fearless forecaster Chris Shipley, author of the DEMO Letter, offers her 2007 technology predictions and invites readers to do the same. Among her forecasts is the belief that the hype surrounding Web 2.0 will fade, and that businesses will once again capture the attention of...

Even after some the most widely publicized corporate scandals in American history, the boards of directors of too many companies are headed down a slippery slope, according to columnist Ron Kral. In this installment of Boardroom Perspectives, he warns that business boards must assert themselves...

You'll have to excuse drug companies if they feel caught in a vice between those who want to make "big pharma" a political bogeyman and consumers who want too much, too soon. In the latest Inside Wisconsin, Tom Still points to a Tufts University study...

Google's use of publication headlines and images as part of its Google News product raises several copyright issues, according to columnist and attorney Deborah Wilcox. In this edition of IP Online, she writes that several lawsuits filed against Google could clarify copyright law in the...

Could your company pass an information systems audit? In a recent analysis of 400 public companies, a fair number reported IT-related material weaknesses, and auditors are paying more attention to such deficiencies. According to Boardroom Perspectives columnist Jerry Norton, most of the problems are...

The attention pendulum definitely has swing toward Web consumerism, but it won't be long until it swings back to the enterprise, according to DEMO Letter columnist Chris Shipley. Companies that prepare to meet the enterprise need eventually will have their day in the sun. ...

After listening to the concerns of neighborhood groups as well as the Milwaukee CIO's outline of the city's wireless Internet initiative, columnist James Carlini believes Milwaukee is on the right track. In this edition of Carlini's Comments, he explains why Milwaukee's approach is superior to...

Entries for the 2007 Governor's Business Plan Contest, which will again feature a $50,000 top prize, are being accepted through Jan. 31, 2007. About $450,000 in cash and in-kind prizes have been awarded in the contest's first three years, writes Inside Wisconsin columnist Tom Still,...

Last month, Nobel-prize winning economist Milton Friedman passed away, and columnist Tony DiRomualdo recalls how Friedman ferociously argued that individuals, aided by free markets, could make better decisions than bureaucracies. In this edition of Next Generation, he examines a concept that would no doubt please...