Entrepreneurs

Okay, there is a need to solve energy issues, and the Midwest could play a major role in renewable fuels, opines columnist James Carlini. However, practical solutions can be implemented by individuals without major lifestyle changes, he asserts in this edition of Carlini's Comments. ...

Framing the issue as a matter of leveling the playing field, the budget proposal submitted by Gov. Jim Doyle calls for applying the state sales tax to the downloading of digital information. A similar proposal failed to become part of the previous biennial state budget,...

A new digital world has been created in which users can create and play characters online, and while it sounds like it has the right virtual stuff, new legal issues have come to the fore, according to columnist Deborah Wilcox. This new “inline” world is...

A Wisconsin company is making beautiful music as a provider of downloadable sheet music. Musicnotes, Inc., reported a 45 percent increase in sales last year, and the New Year is off to an even stronger start. ...

GE Healthcare has introduced a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) product that helps clinicians assess damage to cartilage and increase the range of treatment options. The non-invasive imaging method was displayed at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons....

When it’s time to purchase software, how does a CIO avoid cursing the software vendor and wondering how he ended up with such an inflexible piece of junk? Guest columnist and IT strategy consultant Patrick Gray offers five tips to help your organization cut through...

Dr. William Yasnoff, founder of the eHealth Trust Initiative, says Wisconsin would be better off taking the $30 million proposed for the adoption of electronic health records and use the money to set up a central repository of individual medical records. The Wisconsin Health Information...

For economic and security reasons, Wisconsin is one of several states trying to make some headway in the nascent bio-fuels industry, and a new dean at the University of Wisconsin-Madison believes the economic stakes are enormous for Wisconsin. Molly Jahn, who heads the College of...

The transitions from Windows XP to Vista, and from cell phones to iPhones, are consistent with the cultural transition we've already made from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 and beyond, according to Tech/Know columnist Troy Janisch. That great beyond will arrive when computers help us...

The face of small business will likely be radically different in the year 2017, according to a new report by Intuit, the business and financial management software developer. The report envisions a more diversified entrepreneurial class that is comprised of retired Baby Boomers and more...