Commentary

CHICAGO – Caesar's oracle told him to beware the Ides of March. While many of us worry more about the Ides of April, here in the Midwest technology scene, a far more common fear is the creepy-crawly feeling we get when we get that breathless...

For the 13th straight year, Wisconsin scored an “A” for economic performance when the Corporation for Enterprise Development released its annual report card on the states. But not all of Wisconsin’s grades were as glowing, as the Wisconsin Technology Network’s recent news story explained. The...

CHICAGO – In trying to explain the complexities of the biotech industry to investors, academics and start-up biotech companies, most people now understand that it is a long, painstaking and expensive process. What they don't understand is why....

A “report card” issued in November by a Washington, DC, think tank slammed Wisconsin’s efforts at implementing electronic government initiatives. But projects currently underway in Madison could raise that score, according to the state’s CIO, Matt Miszewski....

Hiring the right people is always challenging, but knowing how to conduct the proper interviews can make a huge difference in the success or failure of getting the right person. If it’s a top executive position for your company, taking time to fully understand the...

Seed-Stage Financings are often comparatively modest capital amounts provided to an inventor/entrepreneur to finance the early development of a new product or service concept. These early financings may involve product development and market research or building a management team and developing a business plan....

Businesses today are focused on being profitable and productive. Technology promises both. In the coming days, months and years, you'll see an increase in the adoption of technology among small–to-medium-size businesses, as well as mid-to-large-size commercial businesses. Our local businesses will incorporate...

Lately, I have been reading and re-reading "The Age of Unreason," an important book in which author Charles Handy makes the case for change, massive, life-altering, business-affecting change. Though an economist, Handy could not have foreseen the changes wrought by the Internet boom and our...

CHICAGO – This column isn’t just for Midwestern technology job seekers. It’s also for all Midwestern technology folks. Why have we concentrated so hard on job seekers here? Because so many of us are job hunting?...