Author: WTN News

Is it true that we're able to reach the same number of users in shorter and shorter time frames with each new technology. It certainly seems so when compared to the decades it took to get the telephone and electricity out to the world....

SAN JOSE, CA – The global hospital information systems market will climb past $35 billion by 2015, according to a new forecast by Global Industry Analysts. The United States represents the largest market in the world. The U.S. hospital information system market is experiencing...

Some ethanol plants were announced with a big splash, including a YouTube video featuring former Gov. Tommy Thompson. But now, Wisconsin's ethanol and biodiesel industries face some financial messes. The state's largest ethanol plant, Renew Energy in Jefferson, has filed for bankruptcy. A proposed $195 million plant that...

Twelve UW-Madison faculty members have been named finalists to compete for five spots in the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, the public part of a $150 million public-private research building going up on the 1300 block of University Avenue. The institute, to focus on biotechnology, nanotechnology and...

The U.S. economic recovery is at least a year out, slamming the brakes on IT and other business capital initiatives, according to a broad-based survey of 200 companies conducted in the fourth quarter of 2008 by the Boston-based Delphi Group. Spending on information technology initiatives...

Layoffs are hard on everyone, but your team could grow stronger despite budget cutbacks. My last two columns have talked about conducting triage on your IT projects and what you should do in shutting down those projects that don’t make the cut. Now, what about your IT...

How to save make-or-break IT initiatives in troubled times There was a joke at the height of the Cold War: What should you do in the event of nuclear missile attack? Take shelter, duck and cover, then kiss your butt goodbye. If you're trying to save...

We the people of the IT profession, in order to form a more perfect union … oh sorry, wrong speech. Actually this isn’t a speech at all, but a written account. It might surprise you to hear that the U.S. State of the Union Address...

It’s probably safe to say that Whopper Sacrifice, Burger King’s impish Facebook campaign that offered users free burgers in exchange for dropping 10 friends, wasn’t aimed at retirees. But maybe it should have been. A recent report from Forrester Research indicates that while it might be...