Commentary

Over the past couple of weeks, I've come across two interesting products that are making strong entrances into developing growth markets. The first, with enhancements announced today by Terra Lycos, is Blog Builder, an elegantly simple, yet complete, blog creation tool and hosting service. (You'll find...

MADISON – The task of producing tech-savvy workers and managers for Wisconsin’s knowledge-based economy cannot be handled by any single institution. It will require partnerships between business, education and government – and, within that triangle, cooperation throughout the “K-through-gray” learning spectrum....

Wisconsin leaders are major players in this effort – will entrepreneurs seize the moment? MADISON – The health care industry – which represents one-seventh of the U.S. economy – is about to change the way it does business. This means that there is a whole lot...

A friend of mine at a small college once threw a party for an incoming professor of Latin. At some point in the evening, my friend’s 10-year old daughter was presented and asked to give her name. She proudly piped up that her name was...

As Father’s Day and commencement ceremonies give way to summer heat, long weekends and beach vacations, we turn our attention to that pile of books on the nightstand and imagine that we'll have just enough time before Labor Day to catch up on our reading....

Disintermediation, outsourcing and globalization have changed the buying patterns of companies in many ways. The end user is playing an increasingly important role in the selection process and a clear trend is emerging toward acquiring solutions instead of products or equipment. Because IT departments are...

In my previous column, I started a discussion about what people are good for in the digital revolution. There’s a lot of blah, blah, blah out there about the complexity of current business and technical environments and the need for better judgment, greater flexibility, improved...