Commentary

The Ninth Circuit Court says employers may no longer monitor their employees' text messages without permisison. The court has ruled that the Ontario, Calif. Police Department violated the Stored Communications Act and its employees' privacy rights by inquiring about the content of certain text messages....

In pre-IPO financial planning, technology and other entrepreneurs should concentrate on three major areas, according to attorney and WTN guest columnist Sverre Roang and Madison area wealth manager Chris Burque. In this second column on IPO financial planning, they advise entrepreneurs to focus on providing...

You can learn a lot from your children if you pay attention, but learn about modern innovation? Yes, especially because they are so technology savvy, says WTN columnist and innovation expert Tom Koulopoulos. In this edition of The Innovation Zone, Koulopoulos explores a typical father's...

With Wisconsin still trying to absorb recent events like the pending GM plant closing in Janesville and historic flooding, it's not a bad time to smell the roses - the biotech roses, according to columnist Tom Still. As Wisconsin biotech leaders prepare to invade the...

On a recent visit to Israel, columnist Michael Rosen not only experienced a booming biotechnology sector, he saw one that is willing to partner with its American biotech counterparts. In this edition of Yer Biotech Blues, Rosen witnessed some amazing technology coming from a country...

Gundersen Clinic may have struck a blow for businesses across Wisconsin by defeating the Department of Revenue in a dispute over whether certain computerized equipment is exempt from the property tax. In this Guest Column from attorneys at the law firm Foley and Lardner, taxpayers...

Data center network technologies are an overlooked way to cut IT costs, and the options are many, according to WTN guest columnist Mark Bolsoni of Forsythe Technology. As Bolsoni explains, network and IP-based storage and server switching technologies can transform an under-performing data center into...

In the scientific debate over what makes the world go round, DNA or proteins, Dr. Ogan Gurel is hardly a fence sitter. In this edition of MedTech Futures, Gurel identifies proteins as more than a dutiful workhorse, but the substance that nearly all drugs act...

Perhaps nothing illustrates the distinction between invention and innovation more than the Italian experience, or lack thereof, with technology transfer, according to columnist Ogan Gurel. In this edition of MedTech Futures, Gurel explains what can happen to inventive societies that lack an innovative process. Fortunately...