Commentary

In Wisconsin, the use of Social Security numbers was identified as the culprit of recent data breaches in state government agencies, but the solution actually lies elsewhere, according to attorney Mark Foley. In this edition of Digital Lex, which explores the intersection of information technology...

Wisconsin may be best known as a biotechnology state, but it's computing expertise is growing in reputation as well. Thanks to Google and Microsoft, which have opened offices in Madison, and the new Milwaukee Institute, Wisconsin has found its place as a “Silicon Oasis” on...

The impact of globalization on the American pharma, airline, and automobile industry has reached a radical stage, according to columnist Michael Rosen. In this edition of Yer Biotech Blues, Rosen explores the similarities between this disruptive chain of events across these three key industries, and...

The world's new trade routes are electronic, but the United States has failed to make the necessary investments in high-speed broadband, according to columnist James Carlini. In this edition of Carlini's Comments, he said America's reputation as a technology leader will be damaged if it...

The bloom is off the rose for biofuels, as higher food prices are linked to biofuel production, food riots have spread across developing nations, and as a United National official called use of food crops to produce ethanol a crime against humanity. In this edition...

As exciting as the stem cell science was at Promega Corp.'s third annual Stem Cell Symposium, there remain problems to resolve before stem cells are used in the clinic. In this edition of Biotech Takes, columnist Steve Clark took in updates from the likes of...

Angel investments and venture capital have done more than other investment classes to promote company formation, and it looks as though the slowing economy will not derail their momentum. In advance of an annual report on early-stage investment activity in Wisconsin, columnist Tom Still notes...

Clinging to regional economic rivalries misses the point of the global economy, according to columnist Tom Still. In this edition of Inside Wisconsin, Still writes that in the knowledge economy of the 21st Century, the real competition is global and so it makes sense for...