Author: WTN News

CIOs who flinch at the mere mention of the word “auditor” must be feeling pretty jumpy in this heavily regulated era. Yet the right mindset and attitude toward compliance can pay off handsomely when it comes to improving information technology governance, and showing upper management...

In trying to make federal wiretapping laws respond to the terrorist threat and take into account modern technology and communications, the Bush Administration has pursued and Congress has enacted a controversial new wiretapping law. While many believe that some foreign surveillance reforms are overdue, WTN...

These are heady days for the Wisconsin biotech industry, as the recent financial success of TomoTherapy and NimbleGen would attest, and the presence of Mentor Corp. at University Research Park would argue, according to Jim Leonhart, executive vice president of the Wisconsin Biotechnology and Medical...

Metavante Corp., the financial technology subsidiary of Marshall & Ilsley Corp., has appointed two executives to key technology positions. The company, which has a history of promoting technologists, has named Gary Refinski as chief information officer and Dave Fortney as chief technology officer....

One of the more productive partnerships in Wisconsin business ended last week when Baird Venture Partners officially exited its investment in NimbleGen Systems through the sale of NimbleGen to Roche. As a result of the Roche acquisition, NimbleGen will return a meaningful percentage of capital...

American companies act like committed socialists when it comes to taxpayers bearing the risk of drug development, but they behave like greedy capitalists when it's time to parcel out the profits, charges John Simpson, stem cell project director for the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer...

Merge Healthcare has posponed the announcement of its financial resutls for the first six months of 2007. The Milwaukee-based company, a provider of medical imaging software, has been trying to recover from past financial reporting errors and the financial losses associated with them....

When it comes to promoting Wisconsin as a business location, the state's approach and the resources devoted to it have been lacking, writes Inside Wisconsin columnist Tom Still. The next state budget, which is now being hammered out in Madison, should not shortchange the need...

A telling statistic in online sales is that 98 percent of Internet shoppers leave e-commerce sites without buying, but the smarter Internet marketers aren't letting go without a fight, according to columnist Troy Janisch. In this edition of Tech/Know, he touts new technology that is...

Jeff Williams, the new chief executive of Platypus Technologies, was brought back to Madison for his expertise in commercializing technology, and his new company will be giving him plenty of practice at bringing products to market. Platypus, which has developed nanotechnology-based research tools, is ready...