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Madison, Wis. - TomoTherapy has announced that co-founder Paul J. Reckwerdt will retire as president and relinquish his board directorship effective Dec. 31, 2008. Reckwerdt plans to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities and will serve as a strategic advisor to Compact Particle Acceleration Corporation (CPAC), which is developing...

ComputerWorld magazine has honored two Wisconsin technology professionals in its list of 100 IT leaders for 2009. Jeremy Meller from Marshfield Clinic and Erin Van Zeeland from Schneider International are among those honored for driving strategy and innovation in top IT departments. They are among...

Madison, Wis. - The Greater Madison Area Directory of High-Tech Companies is compiled and published annually by Madison Gas and Electric Co., a corporate member of Accelerate Madison. Final deadline for life science and other technology-related companies to submit entries for the 2009 directory is Friday,...

Patrick Farrell has stepped down as Provost at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and will return to teaching, the university announced. Interim provost Julie Underwood, who most recently served as UW-Madison's education dean, will work with new Chancellor Biddy Martin on research infrastructure and fiscal issues...

GE Healthcare, a division of General Electric Co., today announced an unspecified number of job reductions to be spread across multiple locations and business operations. A brief statement issued early today gave no indication of the scope of the job reductions. "GE Healthcare is announcing plans to...

As part of a forthcoming economic stimulus package, President-elect Barack Obama has alluded to plans for upgrading the nation's broadband infrastructure, something WTN columnist James Carlini has endorsed for years. In this edition of Carlini's Comments, Carlini again asserts that the current copper connections to...

A new Dice Report out Tuesday suggests troubling times ahead for IT professionals. A survey of more than 1,000 IT hiring managers at corporations and recruiting firms reveals a toxic mix: fewer jobs in the next six months, the possibility of layoffs, a flattening of...

For those who wonder how alternative energy businesses will fare in a period of lower-cost energy, never fear. The Madison-based Virent Energy Systems, which is developing a variety of alternative transportation fuels, expects to roll right along, according to new chief executive Lee Edwards. In...