Entrepreneurs

The birthplace of stem cell research, as Wisconsin is billed by Gov. Jim Doyle, is still trying to gain some traction in building a large cluster of stem cell companies. The number of stem cell companies that have been established in the 10 years since...

Earth Day was the backdrop, but operational savings and the ability to recruit and retain IT and other workers make up the business case for promoting telework, the practice of allowing employees to leverage information technologies to work remotely. In addition to being a sensible...

University of Wisconsin-Madison engineering students are getting ready to launch the first electronic game on a mobile phone platform that uses global positioning to allow players to physically interact with the surrounding virtual world. The game, Parallel Kingdom, is being developed by PerBlue, a technology...

The "visible" technology future is a favorite theme of technology futurist Dan Burrus, founder and CEO of Burrus Research and a keynote speaker at the annual Manufacturing Matters Conference in Milwaukee. Burrus has stressed the ability to predict hard and permanent technology trends, and taking...

They say going green has its advantages, and a real green company has won the 2008 G. Steven Burrill Business Plan Competition. Sky Vegetables, which plans to build greenhouses on the rooftops of supermarkets to save on transportation (and energy costs and carbon emissions), claimed...

If you believe there is no information technology strategy that is separate and distinct from the business objectives of a company, you're in good company. Most chief executives believe so too, which is changing and expanding the role of chief information officers. Thinking strategically, and...

Clinging to regional economic rivalries misses the point of the global economy, according to columnist Tom Still. In this edition of Inside Wisconsin, Still writes that in the knowledge economy of the 21st Century, the real competition is global and so it makes sense for...

Datakeep, a Madison records management firm, has been acquired by the San Francisco-based Access Information Management. The transaction coincides with the retirement of original owners Karl and Janet Wellensiek....

Twenty contestants remain in the fifth annual Governor's Business Plan Contest, with several technology companies among the finalists. The finalists, who have submitted their business plans for judging, will compete for cash and in-kind prizes, and the winner will be announced in June during the...