Commentary

These are heady days for the Wisconsin biotech industry, as the recent financial success of TomoTherapy and NimbleGen would attest, and the presence of Mentor Corp. at University Research Park would argue, according to Jim Leonhart, executive vice president of the Wisconsin Biotechnology and Medical...

When it comes to promoting Wisconsin as a business location, the state's approach and the resources devoted to it have been lacking, writes Inside Wisconsin columnist Tom Still. The next state budget, which is now being hammered out in Madison, should not shortchange the need...

A telling statistic in online sales is that 98 percent of Internet shoppers leave e-commerce sites without buying, but the smarter Internet marketers aren't letting go without a fight, according to columnist Troy Janisch. In this edition of Tech/Know, he touts new technology that is...

The term "project deliverables," the latest reincarnation of "We deliver," is one of the performance standards CIOs use to measure information technology projects, but they should not be the "be-all" and "end-all" of IT projects. In this WTN Guest Column, IT consultant Patrick Gray says...

Technology convergence - namely IT and clinical medicine - will happen in ways that we cannot even imagine, according to MedTech Futures columnist Ogan Gurel. While we don't yet know the form, Dr. Gurel believes it's only a matter of time before this convergence is...

E-mail, part of the first generation of Web technologies, might be crumbling under its own weight, according to columnist Paul Gibler. In this edition of Buzz Networks, Gibler provides 583 reasons to question whether e-mail is really the best way for businesses to connect with...

Tech-based economies aren't just for big cities, and that point will be demonstrated at the forthcoming Lake Superior Region Technology Conference, according to columnist Tom Still. In this edition of Inside Wisconsin, Still explains how Wisconsin's beautiful northwoods will make a difference in the knowledge...

Cities that initially got sold on Wireless Fidelity or "Wi-Fi" are finding out the hard way that they need more, much more, according to columnist and high-speed broadband proponent James Carlini. In this edition of Carlini's Comments, he buries municipal Wi-Fi as a huge disappointment...

In his continuing series on early-stage companies, columnist Joe Boucher has covered many of the financing means for new businesses. For many ventures, both new and established ones, real estate is the most expensive asset to finance, but in this edition of Early Stage, Boucher...