Commentary

When I first met up with the team at Qurb (pronounced "curb"), I have to admit that I didn't think the world needed another anti-spam product. Not that the spam problem has been fundamentally and finally solved. But with dozens of products and services in...

CHICAGO – Like so many industries tied to the tech sector, the trade show producers took quite a beating over the last couple years. Things seem to be bouncing back, though, and more and more companies are returning to exhibit at one of the big...

MADISON – Has the Wisconsin Economic Summit run its course? With Summit IV just a few weeks away, that’s a question that skeptics and supporters alike will ask about the University of Wisconsin System’s two-day short course on the state’s economy....

CHICAGO – Can it be that things are looking up in our Midwest tech economy? Headhunters are a little more optimistic this fall. Monster.com and HotJobs are a little more interesting. Hiring managers are still deluged with inquiries from job seekers but working harder to...

CHICAGO – Germany has often been regarded as the economic motor of the European community particularly with its central geographic location. It’s just south of Scandinavia, to the east of the U.K. and France, just north of Switzerland, Austria and Italy and west of the...

For a very long stretch, unless you dropped your PDA on hard pavement or put it through the wash, there really was no reason to upgrade to a new one. Barring a few bells and whistles intended to attract the enterprise volume buyer, PDAs offered...

CHICAGO – Here is a joke my dad told me (actually, he told it to my 10-year-old daughter and she passed it on): Three guys were walking on a beach and they found a bottle with a cork in it. They opened it up and...

This is an amazing time to be working in the technology industry. Technology is driving significant change in our work and in our lives. Some change we notice, but much of it we do not....

Unfortunately, yes! Advancements in technology continue at an accelerated pace, but the challenge now is to leverage new developments into new tech jobs for workers here in the United States. We need to rethink America’s “value add” in the technology equation. We need to...