Commentary

Having spent two weeks getting re-acquainted with Windows and Office, columnist Chris Shipley harbors some remorse over not opting for MacBook Pro when choosing a new laptop. In this edition of DEMO Letter, she describes what a notebook consumer goes through with the new Vista/Office...

Cutting taxes always works to stimulate economic growth, according to State Senator Ted Kanavas, and the Wisconsin Act 255 tax credit program is further proof. In this guest column, Kanavas implores the Legislature to keep that lesson in mind as a proposed expansion to the...

While he's been an advocate of using the private placement memorandum, there is more to securities law compliance than preparing and using a good PPM, according to Private Placements columnist Matt Storms. Implementing a system to monitor the offering process can help you keep track...

IT failures on expensive and high-risk projects in state agencies have gobbled up both newsprint and tax dollars, but not every state IT dollar has been wasted, notes columnist Tom Still. In this edition of Inside Wisconsin, Still toasts one state IT investment that actually...

You've heard of famous “Dream Teams” in basketball (think 1992 Olympics) and in legal circles (think O.J. Simpson), but how about a technology Dream Team of Microsoft's Bill Gates and Apple's Steve Jobs? In this edition of DEMO Letter, Chris Shipley's dreams include a “what...

A new benchmarking technique has the potential to save a substantial amount of money in any Sarbanes-Oxley compliance program, but the first step is to have effective IT change management in place. In this edition of Boardroom Perspectives, project management professional Jerry Norton explains why...

The United States is still a dominant player in global biotech sales, R&D, publicly traded companies, and other parameters, but the rest of the world is catching up. In this edition of Yer Biotech Blues, columnist Michael Rosen outlines this and other findings from the...

A bill that would trade Wisconsin's city-by-city regulation of the cable television industry for statewide video franchises has stalled in the State Senate, mostly due to political inertia, according to columnist Tom Still. In this presentation of Inside Wisconsin, he notes that if Wisconsin is...