Commentary

The lack of good-paying jobs for American citizens is reflected with the latest multi-billion dollar financial collapse, which affirms previous economic observations of columnist James Carlini. In this edition of Carlini's Comments, he notes that cheap labor is not cheap, and judging by the rate...

Whenever a software vendor tries to dictate the terms of a software license, the purchasing company should consider it a red flag, advises columnist and attorney Mark Foley. In this edition of Digital Lex, Foley says standard vendor agreements should be viewed as a starting...

Jim Maurer was one of AT&T's lobbyists on the controversial bill to create statewide franchises for telecommunications companies interested in providing video services, including television. As a lobbyist, it was his job to advocate in favor of a bill, now a law, that will provide...

Led by Big Pharma's thirst for new biotech products, WTN columnist Michael Rosen reports that biotech financing remains strong despite spotty economic conditions. In this edition of Yer Biotech Blues, Rosen uses information from Wisconsin native and biotech booster Steve Burrill to track some welcome...

Within the commercial real estate markets, those commercial buildings that lack “IQ,” or broadband connectivity, will lose tenants and overall value over the next five years, observes columnist James Carlini. In this edition of Carlini's Comments, he explains how to measure a building's IQ....

From restricted stock plans to stock appreciation rights to employee stock ownership plans, technology businesses have several options when it comes to retaining and attracting executive talent. In this WTN guest column, Madison attorney Sverre Roang talks about the pluses and minuses of alternatives that...

Wisconsin is a natural laboratory for cellulosic ethanol, which is considered the next generation of biofuels beyond crop versions like corn-based ethanol, according to columnist Tom Still. In this edition of Inside Wisconsin, he says the state's agricultural, forest, and paper assets could someday help...

The debate over whether there actually is an IT talent crunch is not a matter of retiring Baby Boomers or whether there is a willingness to pay the going rate, as in the H-1B visa debate. The degree to which a company is impacted by...

Information technology project failures often are linked to a lack of business and IT alignment, but what about dysfunctional project management teams? In this guest column for WTN, project management expert Lisa DiTullio links performance with a set of expected behaviors....

Okay investors, you have a choice of placing your venture capital bet on one of two companies, each developing a promising therapy for prostrate cancer. Which do you choose? WTN columnist Steven Clark offers an example of how a good scientific understanding of emerging...