Commentary

In debates and teaching, it is sometimes useful to go to extremes to make a point. It's rare that the real world resorts to such tactics, but in the last month exactly that has happened with both hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Since nobody in their...

For many who attended DEMOfall, held in Newport Beach last week, the conference is a two-day window into the most innovative new technology companies. Now that it's over, the real work begins for the presenting companies....

The more things change, the more they stay the same. IT professionals everywhere should make this their rallying cry. Automation relies on this adage. Methodologies, best practices and all kinds of efficiencies depend on giddy change being temporary and rational predictability enduring....

Despite the enormous amount of time, effort and resource expended on efforts to hire the right people, a great debate rages over how much data-driven tools and techniques contribute to the effectiveness of hiring and matching talent. ...

Several years ago, while attending a conference on equity capital, the category of financing labeled "friends, family and fools" drew more than a few snickers from the participants. It turns out this "informal" source of capital, along with the entrepreneur's personal funds is nothing to...