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After listening to the concerns of neighborhood groups as well as the Milwaukee CIO's outline of the city's wireless Internet initiative, columnist James Carlini believes Milwaukee is on the right track. In this edition of Carlini's Comments, he explains why Milwaukee's approach is superior to...

Entries for the 2007 Governor's Business Plan Contest, which will again feature a $50,000 top prize, are being accepted through Jan. 31, 2007. About $450,000 in cash and in-kind prizes have been awarded in the contest's first three years, writes Inside Wisconsin columnist Tom Still,...

The marriage of Berbee Information Networks and CDW Corp. is likely to be a long and happy one, especially if the Vernon Hills, Ill. firm can help transform Berbee into a $1 billion company and make it a national player on the IT stage. But...

Last month, Nobel-prize winning economist Milton Friedman passed away, and columnist Tony DiRomualdo recalls how Friedman ferociously argued that individuals, aided by free markets, could make better decisions than bureaucracies. In this edition of Next Generation, he examines a concept that would no doubt please...

The National Academies have inducted five UW-Madison professors for their applicable research into hydrogeology, biochemistry, and atmospheric and oceanic sciences. It is considered one of the highest honors a scholar can receive....

The Center for Digital Government ranked the City of Madison as the leading digitized city for the second time in a row, pointing to its supply of online tools that help citizens pay bills, stay current with local government meetings, and report problems....

With the IPO market in decline, the venture capital market has emerged as the most important source of financing for life-science companies, notes Yer Biotech Blues columnist Michael Rosen. The good news is that the venture-capital market, while increasingly risk averse for early-stage businesses, has...

Online social networking is taking off in new and ever more social directions, according to Buzz Networks columnist Paul Gibler, and businesses are slowly but surely getting into the act. For those who engage in such networking, the impact on their business and personal lives...

The latest Internet concepts, popularly described as Web. 2.0, are penetrating companies at a fairly low rate, even though there are countless examples of their applicability and effectiveness. In this look at blogs, wikis, and the like, WTN Media spoke with organizations that have not...

Two Wisconsin economic development organizations are putting on a business plan contest for start-up companies in Northeastern Wisconsin. The Northeast Wisconsin Regional Economic Partnership and the Northeast Wisconsin Chapter of the Wisconsin Innovation Network would like to see a large contingent of entrants by the...