Commentary

Ontario is considered to have the third-largest cluster of biotech companies in North America trailing only California and Massachusetts. Toronto has created a “discovery district," which is the most concentrated mix of research, medical applications and business support services in a two-square kilometer area....

Stem cell research, which is being pioneered in Wisconsin, may one day offer a cure for diseases such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and juvenile diabetes. But these cures will continue to elude us if partisan political ideology is allowed to get in the way of the...

CIOs with hybrid titles have been able to distinguish between utility IT and strategic IT and sell the difference in their organizations. The evidence suggests that managing complex technology systems can be good preparation for managing complex lines of business operations....

If Israel were a U.S. state, it would rank as the third largest for venture capital, having raised $1.5 billion in 2004. Our columnist shares some of his experiences from a recent Illinois trade mission he took to Israel....

Wal-Mart is America's largest company with $280 billion in annual sales and 1.3 million employees. It is also highly controversial. Economists love it. Labor advocates and environmentalists hate it. In this e-zine, we examine the challenge of providing health care benefits for workers through the...

We pull the plugs, cut the cords, and can the cables as we move deeper into our highly mobile, always-connected, convenience-centered lives. But for all the freedom and mobility, we are nowhere without energy to power the laptops, mobile phones, PDAs, BlackBerries and the like....

A good IT system is rarely just that if it wants to be of value to the organization. Like the furniture design objects from the Arts and Crafts period of the late 1800s, which an art critic called "philosophy in physical form," IT systems are...