Commentary

The push is on to make RFID an integral part of business – and Wisconsin companies stand to benefit tremendously from the new technology. RFID (radio frequency identification) tags and labels are small programmable carriers of data that hold up to 128K of information and uniquely...

If the mood of 600+ technology executives, investors, and media is a leading indicator, the technology market is on the rebound. Maybe Homestead CEO Justin Kitch captured it best when he said DEMO 2004 felt "like a bit of the mo' was back in the...

This week I spent time with a leading producer of fashion goods interviewing some of their best customers and employees. The mission – find out what aspects of the shopping experience really matter to customers and which practices of the sales representatives make a difference...

There has been so much media attention focused on the effects of outsourcing technology and offshore manufacturing that it’s finally shedding some light on the issue. Whatever the product, there is an effort to ship it outside America to cheaper labor. The effects of this...

The computer has replaced the kettle of molten steel as the representative symbol of a growing economy. The assembly line has given way to the cubicle farm. Instead of coke and iron ore, information is now our critical raw material. We transform data and information...

MADISON – South Korea is a nation deeply imbued with Confucian values, such as the belief that human bodies are inherited from ancestors and should never be tampered with. So there was understandable culture clash in Seoul last week when South Korean researchers announced they...

As the countdown to DEMO 2004 reaches its final week, I promised I'd share a little bit about what to expect in enterprise computing not just at DEMO, but in the week ahead....

CHICAGO – Early this year, the ongoing saga of the consolidating pharmaceutical industry began. For those of you who haven’t been following the news over the last two weeks, we’re talking about the “hostile” bid by French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi-Synthelabo to take over French-German pharmaceutical...