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There is no need to panic about America's declining investment, as a percentage of global spending, in innovation, according to columnist Tom Koulopoulos. In this edition of the Innovation Zone, Koulopoulos cites a much deeper set of values that are emerging around innovation, and he...

In trademark law, the subjective intent to deceive is no longer the standard for fraud, according to attorney Melinda Giftos. Fraud now occurs when an applicant makes a false material representation that he knows, or should have known, was false. That's why the need for...

Declines in IT confidence among mid-sized businesses were uncovered in the most recent IT Monitor produced by CDW Corp. Mid-sized companies joined their small-business counterparts in expressing growing pessimism due to the slowing economy, but the gloom still has not spread to corporate America and...

Three Wisconsin telecommunications providers have joined forces to form a video company to provide IPTV services to rural areas of Wisconsin and beyond. The companies - Midwest Telnet, Tri-County Telcom, and Wisconsin Indepdendent Network - have formed Midwest Video Solutions to provide the facilities needed...

Businesses face several legal challenges today, but the most daunting might be electronic discovery requests. Even though they have been place for more than a year, companies are paying a heavy price for their failure to prepare for and comply with the e-component of the...

If it's true that high-performing companies are more analytical than low-performing ones, the healthcare industry is poised for a golden era if organizations choose to capture their data. Many healthcare CIOs believe the large amounts of data being generated by recently deployed information technology can...

The future of biofuels in the United States, particularly corn-based ethanol, is being threatened by perceptions and politics rather than elevated by science and sound energy policy, asserts columnist Tom Still. In this edition of Inside Wisconsin, he says growing support for ending government ethanol...

Silatronix, a Madison-based start-up company, will receive $500,000 and could secure as much as $1 million in venture capital from Venture Investors, LLC, according to a published report. The company, led by a group of scientists and spun out of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is...

IBM's Jim Adams is blunt in mapping out the need for change in the U.S healthcare system, but he warns the status quo could still survive even with the benefits of healthcare information technology. Adams, executive director of the IBM Center for Healthcare Management, talked...

The final piece in financing is in place for an initiative designed to improve information technology in Wisconsin's rural hospitals. Forward Community Investments made the $400,000 loan to the Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative Information Technology Network as part of a $5 million project. ...