Author: WTN News

In the aftermath of security breaches linked to the visibility of Social Security numbers in state mailings, Gov. Jim Doyle has called for state agencies to replace Social Security numbers with random identifiers for the administration of state programs. The Governor also directed Department of...

If you believe there is no information technology strategy that is separate and distinct from the business objectives of a company, you're in good company. Most chief executives believe so too, which is changing and expanding the role of chief information officers. Thinking strategically, and...

Clinging to regional economic rivalries misses the point of the global economy, according to columnist Tom Still. In this edition of Inside Wisconsin, Still writes that in the knowledge economy of the 21st Century, the real competition is global and so it makes sense for...

Datakeep, a Madison records management firm, has been acquired by the San Francisco-based Access Information Management. The transaction coincides with the retirement of original owners Karl and Janet Wellensiek....

The Hillsboro, Ore. based FEI Co. has entered into a partnership agreement with Imago Scientific Instruments that will permit FEI to distribute Imago's atom probe microscope. Under the terms of the partnership, FEI will have the option to purchase Imago in the future. ...

Gentel Biosciences, a Madison life sciences company, is working with Dr. Brian Haab of the Van Andel Research Institute to introduce a new analytics tool to study structures linked to cancer. The product, which is an array kit, will be marketed to oncology researchers...

Twenty contestants remain in the fifth annual Governor's Business Plan Contest, with several technology companies among the finalists. The finalists, who have submitted their business plans for judging, will compete for cash and in-kind prizes, and the winner will be announced in June during the...

In a letter to lawmakers, Gov. Jim Doyle and Department of Administration Secretary Michael Morgan said the department has decided to postpone implementation of its integrated business information system project. The DOA cited the state's fiscal situation for the postponement of the enterprise resource-planning project,...

The lack of good-paying jobs for American citizens is reflected with the latest multi-billion dollar financial collapse, which affirms previous economic observations of columnist James Carlini. In this edition of Carlini's Comments, he notes that cheap labor is not cheap, and judging by the rate...

Gov. Jim Doyle has awarded $231,000 in community development zone tax credits to accommodate expansion at AVISTA, Inc. The Platteville software engineering firm will use the money to expand its office space in the Platteville Business Incubator. ...