Author: WTN News

The Mount Vernon Robotics Club competed Saturday in the Wisconsin FIRST Tech Challenge held in Appleton. The team finished second overall and was awarded the Innovate Award. The Innovate Award is given to the team that the judges feel has the most innovative and creative...

A sophisticated pan-enterprise search solution is a smart approach for effective information management and compliance, especially in highly-regulated industries that have little room for error. With a pan-enterprise search infrastructure in place, a company can access all its systems to quickly uncover vital information pertinent...

Eight years after the Bush administration’s ban on federal funding for new stem cell research, stem cell laboratories may finally be getting the lifeline they have been waiting for. Throughout his campaign, President Barack Obama promised to change this federal stem cell policy. On February 5,...

Last week, a handful of participants began the first practical data exchange of the national health information network (NHIN), a move that gains significance in the wake of newly-passed $20 billion health IT stimulus plan. The Social Security Administration began receiving medical record data from Bon...

According to the model developed by HIMSS, there are eight stages organizations go through in adopting EMRs. To date, however, no hospitals or health systems have achieved the final stage, and only 15 have met Stage 7, a paperless EMR environment for patient care. A total...

Here is some crisp strategic thinking I picked up this morning on software as a service from an innovative CIO in manufacturing. He considers CRM, HR, and probably e-mail as ready to be delivered via SaaS. Consider how vital those three pieces -- sales, people,...

A few weeks ago, Agenda reader Roland wrote to say that just as Congress was bulking up Small Business Administration lending by passing the stimulus bill, "the SBA cut off the knees of the 7(a) program." The new SBA regulations taking effect March 1 limit the...

Recruiters for technology professionals can be a blessing and a curse. When times are good and your skill sets are in demand, recruiters can be on you like ants at a summer picnic. They are a collective, somewhat exploitative group (in the sense that they make...

Device is configured to open a secure SSL connection with a bank's servers to ensure safe banking transactions even if a PC is riddled with malware IBM's Zurich research laboratory has developed a USB stick that the company says can ensure safe banking transactions even...