Commentary

There’s an old saw around business computing that you should improve processes before you automate them. It is seductive to think that if the business side could just get its act together and tell us clearly what it wants, everything would be fine. And if...

Wisconsin's Case for Combining Efficiency and Renewables into an Energy Portfolio
Energy Efficiency is finally being recognized as an important component to America' energy future. In particular, states like Pennsylvania have begun discussion about including Energy Efficiency into what many states call renewable portfolios and...

Companies tend to have a good grasp on their tangible property. They know their real estate holdings and understand the value of their products. On the other hand, they tend to overlook the value of their intellectual property. Companies may understand that inventions could generally...

It's easy to get the impression that outsourcing is the secret to success for progressive companies from every industry. But if outsourcing is such a smart competitive weapon then why do so many companies struggle to realize its promise?...

Starting change is pretty easy. But most of the levers used to start change are in the formal part of your organization: the reporting structure and staffing, the architectures and the business processes, the compensation practices and performance management tools. You can pull all the...

The Amex Biotech Index includes only about 20 biotech stocks (most of which are the large-cap biotech stocks, which are usually the best performers). No Midwest biotech companies are listed on this index. The Nasdaq Biotech Index has expanded significantly. The Midwest has three company stocks...