Commentary

Failed Wi-Fi initiatives have increased in part because there are no real municipal champions for their success, observes columnist James Carlini. In this edition of Carlini's Comments, he advises cities to "get real" and understand that network strategy and implementation are long-term propositions, not flavors...

The signs of a slowdown are evident in the housing credit crunch, slower retail sales, and record oil prices, but investment opportunity remains, according to Inside Wisconsin columnist Tom Still. While parts of the economy are unsettled, he reminds us that new ideas and companies...

Control Data Corp. was one of the pioneering supercomputer firms, known for sustained innovation, and that history recently was recounted in the Twin Cities, according to columnist John P. Katsantonis. In this WTN Guest Column, he writes that the CDC story is one in which...

Recognizing that it's a simple matter of economic survival, some rural communities are moving faster than larger suburbs in trying to plan and build new network infrastructure, notes columnist James Carlini. In this edition of Carlini's Comments, he said the result could be that rural...

The new 2007-09 state budget contains much to be encouraged about, but still leaves too much unfinished business, according to columnist Tom Still. In this edition of Inside Wisconsin, Still identifies the budgetary winners and losers inside and outside of the technology realm. ...

If your IT projects are plagued by those premature celebrations, it might be time to establish a new "toll-gate" process during the project-design phase, according to columnist Patrick Gray. In this edition of Breakthrough IT, he suggests giving your project teams a list of smart...

What can inventors do in response to the controversial KSR patent reform case? When considering patent protection, they should analyze the prior art landscape, according to Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek attorneys Jeffrey McIntyre and Jonathan Fritz. In this edition of IP Law, they write that understanding...

When American companies leave their homeland domain and venture into China, they don't necessarily take their trademarks and domain names with them, according to columnist and attorney Deborah Wilcox. In this edtion of IP Online, Wilcox offers some advice on how U.S. businesses can protect...