Commentary

How well prepared is your business to deal with the changing demands of the labor force? If you don't have a strategy for retaining and attracting workers in all three generations represented in today's workforce, you may not be able to withstand these winds of...

The need for patent reform is clear in light of recent challenges to the stem cell patents held by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, opines Guest Columnist Grady Frenchik, an attorney with Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek. He outlines several reforms, including one to thwart the dreaded...

The new products and solutions of 67 companies were on display during the recent DEMOfall 2006 event, raising the bar for the Winter 2007 conference. In this brief edition of DEMO Letter, columnist Chris Shipley points readers to recaps of the event's media coverage, to...

For a variety of reasons, your domain portfolio may not be as impenetrable as you think. In the latest edition of IP Online, columnist Deborah Wilcox provides several principles for domain name protection, and she reminds chief executives to conduct trademark searches to find out...

Does your office building have broadband connectivity, security, and other intelligent amenities? If not, it may be technologically out-of-date, even if it has every other modern amenity, according to columnist James Carlini. ...

Sarbanes-Oxley has been more costly than projected, and has identified more risk within business organizations, but the benefits for reliable financial reporting and investor confidence are undeniable. Still, the challenge is making sure SOX creates more benefits than costs, and according to Guest Columnist Ron...

Wisconsin's two nuclear power plants are 30 years old, and if the state is to meet its future energy needs, it should rethink its moratorium on building new plants, according to Inside Wisconsin columnist Tom Still. New biofuels are important, he writes, but they can't...

Continuing on his relentless drive to convince city fathers to "get it" on the subject of broadband, columnist James Carlini will be the keynote speaker in October in Milwaukee at "Justice - Media - Wireless (Wi-Fi) & You." In his latest edition of Carlini's Comments,...

When it comes to jobs, Wisconsin's story is largely a tale of two states, according to Inside Wisconsin columnist Tom Still. In much of the state, the economy is strong and the largest problem facing businesses is finding enough qualified workers. In Milwaukee and some...

It takes two to tango, and the number of recent pharmaceutical mergers and acquisitions indicates that Big Pharma companies have had few problems finding dance partners. Michael Rosen's latest version of Yer Biotech Blues chronicles all these technological two-steps, and signals a changing of the...