Economy

Three Wisconsin companies raised $7.87 million in venture capital during the third quarter, surpassing the total raised in the second quarter as well as in the same period a year ago. Through three quarters, Wisconsin companies have raised $13.87 million, well below the $38.78 million that...

This week I am attending the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2009 for the 12th consecutive year. It is one of the largest and most important annual gatherings of CIOs and senior IT leaders. There are many influential CIO's & senior-level IT executives with ties to Wisconsin including...

The latest figures from the National Science Foundation confirm what many people in Wisconsin already knew: the UW-Madison is one of the nation's leading research universities. The numbers also underscore the fact that academic research and development isn't confined to the labs and research offices...

Defects are the last of the seven sources of waste aka Muda (Japanese for waste) in lean thinking. Defects in manufacturing are errors, damage, mistakes and other situations that do not confirm to standards and processes. Defects and defect elimination is...

Ever wonder if the network cabling within your commercial building is substandard or the network connectivity coming into your building is obsolete? Commercial buildings have lost value in the current economy. What most appraisers as well as owners don't even measure is the technology within...

The University of Wisconsin System was awarded nearly $83 million n stimulus funds, with UW - Madison commanding the majority of that money, receiving $75.5 million for its 236 projects. With more than 800 grant applications submitted from UW - System faculty and staff, Director...

Wisconsin and Manitoba, Canada, have entered into an agreement that promotes a working relationship between Wisconsin and Manitoba and builds upon current efforts to advance emerging technologies and enhance the mid-continent knowledge “IQ” corridor. Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle and Manitoba Premier Gary Doer signed the memorandum...

The calendar says we are well on our way to winter, but for many technology companies, orders are starting to bloom like flowers after a spring rain. Strong and steady improvement, economists say, would suggest that the United States is truly emerging from the Great Recession....

Things are getting better for entrepreneurs, according to data released Tuesday by information services provider Chubby Brain. Venture investment hit a multi-year low in the first quarter of 2009, reaching $5.3 billion in the second quarter and jumping a respectable 14 percent to $6.1 billion in...

Hong Kong is emerging from the global financial crisis in relatively good shape thanks to a combination of hard work, entrepreneurial spirit and the innovative use of Information Technology (IT), according Sunny Lee, the President of the Hong Kong Computer Society. It is clear that using...