Commentary

Business leaders view innovation as a tool for global competition. Innovation has become the most popular business buzzword, but many people confuse invention and innovation. So why do some innovation and technology efforts succeed and why do some fail? ...

Service-oriented architecture (SOA), the core of such major product suites as Microsoft's .NET and BEA's AquaLogic, is a potential boon to business productivity. However, the very openness of SOA can disrupt the internal controls over financial reporting required by Section 404 of Sarbanes Oxley Act....

Is your brand valuation worth a billion dollars today? Maybe yes or maybe no, but it surely is worth something pretty big. At the end of the day, all the work you have put in pushing your name identity and your range of products and...

Last year, 53 million Americans had their personal information stolen. What's worse is that many of these people have no idea that their date of birth, social security number, or credit card information may have been compromised....

May 1 is International Workers' Day, a celebration elsewhere on the planet of the contributions to society and economy of the working class. And among the most successful Silicon Valley entrepreneurs are first- or second-generation immigrants....

Global trade has been around since the days of Marco Polo, if not well before. What's different today from the past is the immense scale, scope and dynamism of global business. The perceived opportunities are vast, but there are downsides as well....

If you’re a business owner living in South Korea, Iceland, The Netherlands, Japan or other developed nations, connecting to the Internet is fast and efficient. That’s not the case if you live or work in rural Wisconsin....

As you might suspect, I'm a bit proprietary about the companies that have launched products at the DEMO conference. I am delighted when they have great news and always sorry when a company hits the bumps that inevitably pock the road of a startup....