Commentary

State Senator Ted Kanavas, the author of Invest Wisconsin 2.0, believes Gov. Jim Doyle missed the mark in a recent WTN column on spending for the University of Wisconsin System. In this guest column, Kanavas says the UW System should remove barriers to innovation, embrace...

“You don't get Superman by paying Jimmy Olson wages,” observes columnist James Carlini, which means that downsizing and other cost-cutting personnel decisions made at the height of the dotcom bust are now coming home to roost. In this edition of Carlini's Comments, he notes that...

Connecture has quietly become one of Wisconsin's largest software companies, but it would not have happened without some trial and error for technology executive Dan Maynard, according to Leading IT columnist Geoff Bastow. Maynard is on solid ground again after the roller coaster ride of...

With state budget deliberations about to get into full swing, Inside Wisconsin columnist Tom Still says it's time for those who care about pushing the state's tech-based economy to get involved. A number of helpful proposals are before the Legislature, but complacency can leave even...

Gov. Jim Doyle views increased support of the University of Wisconsin System as a key to driving future economic growth. In this Guest Column, he writes that schools in the system, which have taken a back seat to K-12 in terms of state funding support,...

Today's multiple digital channels, and the brand attacks they contain, make brand protection more challenging than ever, notes Buzz Networks columnist Paul Gibler. With the need to proactively protect brands, he suggests that it's time to replace the old top-down approach to creating and...

Despite all the happy talk about the importance of work-life balance and the benefits of flexible working, traditional notions of 14-hour work days remain firmly entrenched, according to Next Generation columnist Tony DiRomualdo. All the more reason why Best Buy's unlikely yet successful foray into...

Labels have meaning, particularly when entrepreneurs are making the key decisions of whether and when to add their first employees. In Part I of their look at the considerations involved with classifying workers as employees or independent contractors, Early Stage columnist Joe Boucher and legal...