Commentary

Michael Rosen recounts travel in Canada from a biotech and pharma point of view, plus the fruits of his research. Canada is a major U.S. trading partner, and Rosen argues that with the economic expansion of the European Union, the United States needs to look...

John Byrnes, executive managing director of Mason Wells, explains the Milwaukee Institute, which is building computing resources and tools for shared use by researchers. He hopes the institute will provide a base for large-scale research projects of national importance, and goes over some of the...

Failing to understand data privacy could cause CIOs and other managers headaches like sanctions and redesigns, writes lawyer Mark Foley. When data privacy laws collide with enterprise human resources information systems, even simple reports or data access can involve cross-border data transfers under multiple jurisdictions....

CIOs have become frustrated as internal improvement projects with strong ROIs are being canceled in the face of tight IT budgets, says Mark McDonald, group VP of Gartner Executive Programs. These efficiency projects have one year paybacks and strong year-over-year benefits, and are well within...

Economic development proposals in Wisconsin have been stalled, says columnist Tom Still, who calls for the Senate to move ahead. Sure, the state budget is taking a lot of the governor's and legislature's attention, but friction between the two is leading to development ideas being...

Private information is increasingly being collected and used, and columnist Paul Gibler weighs in on cases where this has riled consumers. He also gives recommendations on how companies should approach consumer privacy and make sure their policies and employees are aligned to avoid unfortunate incidents....

Columnist Tom Koulopoulos has been immersed in the subject of innovation, especially in corporate settings, for the past several years, but he recently received a wake-up called that challenged his assumptions. In a talk to students at Babson College, he found evidence of an emerging...

Section 409 of the Internal Revenue Code, established as part of the Jobs Creation Act of 2004, is sending ripples through the legal community, especially for attorneys that deal with deferred compensation. In this WTN guest column, attorney Sverre Roang breaks down 409 and explains...

Midwestern life science companies struggle to raise venture capital at the early stages, but one state stands out in developing creative solutions to the problem, according to Yer Biotech Blues columnist Michael Rosen. Citing Act 255 and new proposals to boost angel and venture capital...