Author: WTN News

When Thomas Friedman wrote about the world being flat, he wasn't referring to global information technology budgets. Yet that's the state of IT spend entering 2009, according to a recent Gartner, Inc. survey, and that's actually been the case for several years. In this WTN...

“This system will be implemented, sooner or later, since it will be part of the mechanism to control the people. ”First, control all the medical records. Next, control access to the records by use of a card containing an RFID chip. After enough folks lose,...

The former Lunar Corp., now known as GE Healthcare Lunar, will be closing operations at 726 Heartland Trail in Madison in June and consolidating functions at the GE Healthcare facility located at 3030 Ohmeda Drive in Madison. Read more...

Is business intelligence really worthwhile? You bet, according to Matt Redlon, CIO of Clario Analytics (formerly Decision Intelligence), and for reports that both complex and fundamental. Redlon, who recently spoke at a program of the Wisconsin Data Management Association, has designed web-based analytics and says...

Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle's administration today announced its new plan to tax the revenues of most Wisconsin hospitals to bring in about $300 million more in federal aid. That cash would be used to increase reimbursements rates for hospitals who treat Medicaid patients and help fix...

With the talk of national stimulus packages for infrastructure, let's make sure we use the many talented information technology people that are sitting on the sidelines, observes columnist James Carlini. In this edition of Carlini's Comments, he notes that this is not the 1930s, and...

Carol Bartz, who holds an honors degree in computer science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been chosen to replace Jerry Yang as chief executive of Yahoo. Bartz, 60, is a veteran technology executive who has been given much of the credit for growing Autodesk,...