Commentary

Strategy and technology combine into one of the most volatile mixtures available to modern business. After numerous singed eyebrows or much worse, we’ve learned that randomly throwing matches at that combination is not a good idea. Unfortunately, many organizations seem to have translated that lesson...

A joint effort of industry, government, and more than 200 universities (including the University of Wisconsin-Madison, UW-Milwaukee and Marquette University), Internet2 is leading the way toward revolutionary new network technologies and high-speed Internet-based applications. But effective access to Internet2’s main infrastructure is still limited. In...

Web sites have endured a hard struggle, and somehow survived where other traditional marketing tools and old principals failed. Now the same sites and domain names must face harsher realities once again, all to ensure high visibility and exposure. Today without visibility, on e-commerce, Web...

Six Apart, the San Mateo-based start-up that is leading the blog tools market space, has all the makings of a Silicon Valley start-up legend....

The business media has been filled with stories critical of the ethics of contemporary business executives and organizations. But, this is much less so in the academic literature. A noteworthy exception is "Beyond Selfishness” by Henry Mintzberg, Robert Simons and Kunal Basu, in the Fall...

CHICAGO – Professional networking has traditionally been a face-to-face interaction in which people meet for the first time in person. Since the technology boom, the networking landscape has changed thanks to the introduction of innovations such as e-mail list servs and online social networking. People...

Last week Google, the ubiquitous Internet search engine company, set the business world abuzz with the announcement of its intention to go public. In doing so it released data about its financial performance that had Wall Street drooling and its competition fidgeting. Some analysts however,...