Author: WTN News

Despite the economic slowdown, high-tech jobs are still in big demand, but the number of women pursuing careers in IT is declining. To increase awareness among girls and women in IT careers, Madison Area Technical College will host a career expo specifically designed for them. ...

The implementation of globally integrated Human Resources Information Systems can be shaped nation by nation, or be predicated on key global standards, according to Wisconsin attorney Mark Foley. In this edition of Digital Lex, Foley offers a series of principles that amount to business process...

Women in Bio have recognized Laura Douglass, president and CEO of Oregon, Wisconsin's Next Generation Clinical Research, as a successful entrepreneur in the life-science industry. She was among 83 women, all founders of biotechnology companies, honored at the organization's recent convention in Washington, D.C. ...

World health experts are concerned that an avian flu pandemic could wreak global havoc, and the rush is on to prevent such a catastrophe. Toward that end, the Gates Foundation has provided a $1.3 million grant to UW-Madison and Lentigen Corp. to donate information and...

The Madison drug-discovery company Centrose has been granted a United States patent for one of its sugar-based drug improvement chemistries. The company, which was spun out of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has focused on how sugars regulate drug activity in the body....

Passing on the opportunity to develop ethanol, Shell and Madison's Virent Energy Systems have instead agreed to collaborate on ways to convert plant sugars directly to gasoline, thereby addressing challenges posed by the technical properties of today's biofuels. Virent, a biofuels company working to commercialize...

Information technology project failures often are linked to a lack of business and IT alignment, but what about dysfunctional project management teams? In this guest column for WTN, project management expert Lisa DiTullio links performance with a set of expected behaviors....