Commentary

What if we didn’t spend so much time trying to be the next Silicon Valley? I have lived in both places, and if Wisconsin’s technology roadmap is to become a Midwest carbon copy of Silicon Valley, we should save ourselves the...

I have resisted the urge to write about weblogs - until now. Truth be told - and probably something a so-called trend-spotter shouldn't admit - I'm not much for bandwagons. If everyone is going right, I'll move left just to avoid the crowd...

Very quietly, the world of video conferencing took huge strides last week. In fact, the technology has moved remarkably close to being the stuff mere mortals might use in everyday communications....

Wisconsin has a world-class university, an emerging biotech industry, a well-educated work force and citizens who are proud of their state. Wisconsin also has a $3.2 billion budget deficit and a per capita income almost $1,000 under the national average. We also...

High-growth technology companies add octane to the Wisconsin economy and promise challenging, rewarding and well-paying careers that can help us retain and attract the best and brightest. Wisconsin is an innovative state with many research-intensive companies and institutions, such as the UW-Madison,...

In the last 24 months, many Wisconsin businesses have had to find new ways to compete. They discovered that previous paths to success no longer worked and most CEOs have taken a hard look at their company’s value proposition. At the same time, these companies...