Economy

By now, many employees are uncomfortably aware that their every keystroke at work, from email on office computers to text messages on company phones, can be monitored legally by their employers. What employees typically don't expect is for the company to spy on them while...

While small businesses can be quite different from one another there is commonality in the steps they go through to launch a successful start-up. A robust business start will follow this process to get through the first weeks and months on a solid footing. Read full...

Roche Madison Inc. opened its facility in University Research Park today. The building contains chemistry and biology labs for work with the company's global RNA Therapeutics group, which focuses on the discovery and development of innovative nucleic acid based technologies. The Madison division now employs...

Filament Games is a small Madison firm that wants to be the developer of the "Citizen Cane" of educational games. But these goals may be thwarted, or at least stifled, company founders Dan White and Dan Norton said, if Wisconsin does away with the one-year-old...

Visitors at Blackhawk Technical College's main campus south of Janesville notice one thing almost immediately as they walk its hallways: All of the classrooms are packed with students. Much like other Wisconsin Technical College System campuses during this recession, Blackhawk is enrolling a surge of...

Over the past few months, more and more start-up entrepreneurs and small business clients have been struggling to get up and running or make ends meet. Obviously, the current economy is the main catalyst for most of these struggles. However, another commonly cited reason for...

After hearing rumors that the marketing and communications department that she worked in at the EMD Chemicals Inc. facility in Madison would be relocated to New Jersey, Karren Jeske noticed a job posting made by one of her connections on LinkedIn. Jeske applied for the...

Consulting firm BearingPoint may have filed for Chapter 11 protection, but its CIO has a plan for making sure his top workers don’t flee. In good times, retaining top IT talent is a top priority for CIOs. Now, in the recession, many IT leaders are...

The number, scale and sophistication of data breaches fueled by hackers last year is rekindling the debate over the efficacy of the credit card industry's security standards for safeguarding customer data. All merchants that handle credit and debit card data are required to show that they...