Economy

Rachel Dooley quit her high-paying job as an attorney a month ago to launch a jewelry business, and her friends think she is crazy. Her friends may be right, according to statistics showing that small and entrepreneurial businesses are suffering at record rates in the recession....

The mounting annual trillion-dollar risk to businesses from corporate information loss and consumer data leakage gains perspective through the comparable magnitude of the federal stimulus package. The costs, liabilities and risks of lost, stolen, inappropriately accessed and improperly disposed information are astronomical and growing. ...

For anyone wrestling with deciding what IT projects to keep and which to kill in this recession, here's a quick test from a CIO I just listened to: If an IT project doesn't map to a specific CEO priority, you shouldn't be doing it....

When Jeff Post took over as CEO at CUNA Mutual Group in 2005, he vowed to change what he called the "country club culture" at one of Madison's largest employers. While the financial services company was still profitable, Post said it was losing market share to...

Prepare to enter the doldrums, because it may be the only way to get to recovery. In opening the Fusion 2009 CEO-CIO Symposium Wednesday evening, Gartner Vice President and Distinguished Analyst Jorge Lopez gave more than 100 information technology leaders tips on how to read cloaked...

Jobs are increasingly hard to come by on Wall Street. But locales like Baton Rouge and Cheyenne are posting "Help Wanted" signs for investment professionals. The prospective employers? Public pension funds, many of which continue to hire to fill current positions or in some cases new...

At this time with unemployment rates climbing and incomes being cut, it is more important now than ever that our State Legislature stand on the side of business and do what we can to create new jobs and prevent more businesses from closing their doors,...

Manufacturers and retailers lead the way in using up-to-the-minute point-of-sale data to avoid stock-outs and overproduction. In the perfume business, it's new products, like last year's U.S. launch of Kate, a fragrance Coty branded for supermodel Kate Moss, that can make or break a company's year....

Health care information professionals say the success of the economic stimulus package's $19 billion investment in electronic health records rides on the development of technology standards. The 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act gives that job to the National Institute of Standards and Technology. NIST will...