Commentary

My three-week tour through Europe and Israel came to an interesting culmination at Net 2004 in Lille, France. This four-year-old conference draws nearly 1,000 people from around Europe to discuss the transformative power of technology....

Columnist Byron Glick interviewed Byrne Chapman, chief information officer at American Family Insurance, about the challenges of dealing with IT at a large insurance company and fostering innovation. Chapman revealed that he takes a surprisingly entrepreneurial approach to encouraging individuals in the company to pitch...

Attention gadget guys and girls – this is your time. The shops are loaded with electronic communications gizmos of all kinds this holiday season. Many people either love them or loathe them. I guess I fall into the latter category. ...

While consumer confidence in advertising is at an all-time low their confidence in search engines is growing. Why? Search engines offer consumers what advertising does not: relevance....

The mind and body just craves to carry something with a logo, color and stripes, wear anything as long as it’s identifiable, get tattooed with names or razor lines on skinned heads or name babies after brand names....

Turns out John Naisbitt, author of High Tech High Touch, had it right. The higher our culture’s computer skills – to share information, join groups and even date online – the more we need to be in touch: to see the whites of each other’s...