Commentary

State government has been the focal point when it comes to stopping the brain drain - the migration of young professionals out of Wisconsin. But local governments might have more to do with keeping "YPs" in Wisconsin, according to columnist Joe Vanden Plas. In this...

Software-Intensive Businesses (SIBs) spend money to create and operate differentiating software applications, but sometimes complexity, layered on top of mistaken beliefs, gets in the way, notes columnist and software developer Robert Merrill. In this WTN Guest Column, Merrill explores how to respond effectively when things...

The next time you visit one of your favorite websites, you could be sending a signal to marketers about your consumer preferences, notes legal columnist Deb Wilcox. In this edition of IP Online, she examines the privacy concerns over behavioral advertising technology, and notes that...

Finally, some good news about e-discovery requests. As Digital Lex columnist and attorney Mark Foley explains, a new rule pertaining to the inadvertent disclosure of materials subject to attorney-client privilege addresses some of the shortcomings of a previous rule. However, this does not absolve IT...

It may sound like lunacy to view the current economic crisis as an opportunity, but columnist and innovation expert Tom Koulopoulos thinks it could well be a turning point if we learn the right lessons. In this edition of the Innovation Zone, he offers some...

“Software is too serious a matter to be entrusted to IT,” according to columnist Robert Merrill, as he paraphrases Georges Clemenceau, prime minister of France during World War I. In this WTN guest column, Merrill's advice to software-intensive businesses is that the benefits of software...