Author: WTN News

Whenever a software vendor tries to dictate the terms of a software license, the purchasing company should consider it a red flag, advises columnist and attorney Mark Foley. In this edition of Digital Lex, Foley says standard vendor agreements should be viewed as a starting...

The technology industry in Dane County saw solid gains in the number of firms and in employment, and stronger growth in revenue, according to the 2008 Greater Madison Area Directory of High-Tech Companies. Despite a slowing economy, the annual directory reports a 1,000-job increase...

Erik Forsberg, formerly the senior director of scientific development at Pharming Group, has been appointed to the new position of executive director of the WiCell Research Institute. Forsberg, who has ties to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will be responsible for supporting the UW's stem cell...

Having deployed virtually all of the core Epic Systems' ambulatory and insurance modules, and McKesson clinical-management tools, Group Health Cooperative's Galen Metz looks forward to leveraging the new medical records for a purpose that many hospitals and clinics haven't yet had time to think about...

Jim Maurer was one of AT&T's lobbyists on the controversial bill to create statewide franchises for telecommunications companies interested in providing video services, including television. As a lobbyist, it was his job to advocate in favor of a bill, now a law, that will provide...

Governor Jim Doyle's alternative energy plans calls for the state to generate 25 percent of its electricity and 25 percent of the fuel for cars and trucks from renewable sources by 2025, and targeted investments are part of the strategy. The latest example is a...

Kevin Hayden is leaving his post as secretary of the Department of Health and Family Services to return to the private sector, but not before helping to expand healthcare coverage in Wisconsin and developing legislation to remove barriers to the electronic sharing of patient data....

The Green Bay area will receive one of 10 workforce training grants to be awarded under Gov. Jim Doyle's Emerging Industries Skills Partnership. The state has awarded an $89,000 grant to the Bay Area Workforce Development Board to coordinate training for advanced manufacturing, computer skills,...

Led by Big Pharma's thirst for new biotech products, WTN columnist Michael Rosen reports that biotech financing remains strong despite spotty economic conditions. In this edition of Yer Biotech Blues, Rosen uses information from Wisconsin native and biotech booster Steve Burrill to track some welcome...