Entrepreneurs

The November 2009 edition of Popular Science magazine recognized two University of Wisconsin-Madison engineering alumni as two of its “Brilliant 10,” the 10 young geniuses shaking up science today. J. Adam Wilson researches brain-computer interface technologies. Dennis Hong developed intricate robots with artificial intelligence through...

To cope with this increasing workload at a time of shrinking budgets, legal departments are doing what other areas like sales, finance and human resources did long ago: namely, leveraging technology. Previously they may have relied on service providers offering expensive white-glove service, now they...

If a research and development tax credit is allowed to expire at the end of the year, 120,000 U.S. jobs could be put at risk, according to a group of companies supporting an extension. A lapse in the tax credit could also put at risk...

Speaking at Metropolitan Archives, a small business in Landover, Maryland, on Wednesday President Barack Obama outlined some of his administrations initiatives that will support more lending to America's small businesses. Among those initiatives is the call to Congress to increase the cap on 7(a)...

The majority of Wisconsin - based technology vendors executives who responded to a recent survey rate Wisconsin's economy as poor or only fair, perceptions about the state's economy amongst those executives shifted positively from the second quarter to the third quarter. The survey did not...

Sajan, a Wisconsin - based on-demand translation technology and services, has announced the formation of Sajan Software, Ltd., a new wholly-owned subsidiary dedicated to advancing cloud-based translation technologies. Sajan selected Dublin, Ireland as the headquarters for Sajan Software based on Ireland's reputation as a business-friendly...

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...