Commentary

College students are not the only ones engaged in the world of social networks like MySpace and Facebook. In this edition of Buzz Networks, columnist Paul Gibler brings you up to date on some rapidly evolving social-networking trends, including the fact that corporations finally are...

What needs to be done in order to bolster downtown and suburban office building leases? How about making sure they are the intelligent office buildings required by modern businesses that compete globally, suggests columnist James Carlini. In this edition of Carlini's Comments, he maintains that...

Columnist Michael Rosen does some Bio-MidAmerican Investor Conference follow up and looks at a recent report ranking the climate for start-up businesses in 178 countries. In this edition of Yer Biotech Blues, he notes that the United States and other major developed nations rank lower...

Globalization briskly marches on - one step ahead of our ability to measure and understand its effects. Economists, corporate leaders, and government officials trumpet the benefits of globalization but few have called attention to the risks for countries, companies, and individuals, opines Tony DiRomualdo. ...

Global companies are discovering Wisconsin's many business benefits, as Microsoft's recent acquisition of Jellyfish.com clearly demonstrates, according to Inside Wisconsin columnist Tom Still. Microsoft, however, is only the latest corporate giant to "Discover Wisconsin" and its business merits, which speaks volumes about Wisconsin's ability...

WiMAX will be a big alternative to big cities, especially after the “free” Wi-Fi business model has fizzled, observes James Carlini, and that's one of several impressions from the recent WiMAX WORLD Conference in Chicago. In this edition of Carlini's Comments, he said the conference...

Fostering innovation is much more complicated than meets the eye, according to MedTech Futures columnist Ogan Gurel. In this second part of a three-part series on innovation, Dr. Gurel says innovation requires full engagement with marketing - not in the narrow sense of advertising, but...

The state's work on eHealth quality has unveiled barriers to goals like electronic patient data exchange between hospitals. In this guest column for WTN, Kevin Hayden, secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, offers a chronology of what has transpired so far...

In contrast to California, a state that Wisconsin is competing with on several levels, Republicans in our state Legislature have blocked a major healthcare reform proposal called “Healthy Wisconsin: Your Choice, Your Plan.” In this response to a recent column by Republican Senator Ted Kanavas,...