Commentary

You say you've never heard of wikis, that Web 2.0 component that encourages conversations and draws on the power of social computing? According to the Gartner Group, half of all companies will use them internally by 2009, replacing or supplementing Intranet sites. Buzz Networks columnist...

State politicians have stem cells on the brain when it comes to supporting Milwaukee's academic research centers, but Inside Wisconsin columnist Tom Still argues they should instead focus on making sure those centers collaborate to reach their full potential and advance the region's tech economy....

Attention any Wisconsin business that has an office or otherwise does business in the Windy City: If you think Milwaukee is the only place that is having trouble getting its Wi-Fi act together, check out Chicago. Columnist James Carlini explains why Chi-Town needs a wireless...

DEMO columnist Chris Shipley enjoys a little Java in the morning, the afternoon, and any other time the Web development platform enables her organization to be part of the World Wide Web. In this edition of DEMO Letter, she toasts the virtues of this technological...

In a tale of two perspectives, a prominent outsider apparently has a loftier view of Wisconsin as a place to do business than outspoken Wisconsin executive John Jazwiec. Inside Wisconsin columnist Tom Still believes the sale of the home-grown Berbee Information Networks to CDW Corp.,...

A number of government laws and regulations require businesses to implement policies, procedures, and training to prevent identity theft. Companies that think they are immune and neglect this potential business risk could face substantial penalties and legal costs, warns guest columnist Joseph Campana....

While the Australian and New Zealand tech markets have yet to catch the Web 2.0 craze, there is plenty of no-nonsense IT in both lands. DEMO columnist Chris Shipley recently visited the Aussies and the Kiwis to get the lowdown on down-under tech companies, and...

Pretexting was used to spy on Hewlett Packard's Board of Directors, with the result being the "Exxon Valdez" of the technology sector, writes columnist James Carlini. The recent corporate intrigue offers several lessons in business leadership, not the least of which is what happens when...

Since most effective search engine optimization (SEO) tactics require good information about keywords, marketers may want to employ a little cloudy vision, according to columnist Troy Janisch. The use of keyword density - the creation of a keyword cloud - can help boost your website's...