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Just how effective will all the infrastructure stimulus money be without any best practices in place? It's a question worth pondering, notes columnist James Carlini in this edition of Carlini's Comments. Based on what he sees happening at the moment, it's much easier to find...

Onalaska, Wis. - Trouble was in, well, trouble. His tongue split in half, and the horse needed medical attention. His owner, Lauren Moore, 17, was there during surgery and made regular visits to the veterinary hospital in the days to follow — but she didn't miss any...

IT professionals saw their average annual salaries increase 4.6 percent in 2008, but concerns about keeping IT skills up-to-date and job security remain top priorities heading into 2009, according to a new Dice survey released this week. The 2008-09 Annual Salary Survey, which Dice released Jan....

Columnist Michael Rosen predicted an interesting year in the life science realm, thanks in part to expiring patents, and so far he's been spot on. In this edition of Yer Biotech Blues, he cites Pfizer's acquisition of Wyeth as an example of what's ahead, and...

In what is being called an endorsement of the power of information technology to drive healthcare improvement, Humana has entered into an agreement with the Wisconsin Health Information Exchange to provide access to patient data in emergency room settings. The agreement includes a pilot program...

Declining worldwide demand has led to 200 layoffs at Hutchinson Technology Inc.'s manufacturing facility in Eau Claire, and company officials are not overly optimistic the trend will end anytime soon. "We believe the weakened demand we saw in the quarter resulted primarily from a decline in...

Wednesday is Data Privacy Day, notes columnist and blogger Joe Campana, and it's a perfect time to understand just how vulnerable we are to identity theft and other forms of cyber crime. In this edition of Privacy Diary, also the name of Campana's blog, he...

The seemingly endless tale of information technology workforce woes, highlighted by Microsoft Corp.'s recent decision to eliminate 5,000 jobs over the next 18 months, apparently will not impact the company's advanced research lab in Madison. David DeWitt, the retired University of Wisconsin-Madison computer science professor...