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In an attempt to lay the foundation for a national information technology framework, Congressman Bart Gordon has introduced a bill to accelerate the integration of healthcare information technology. Among other things, the measure would have the director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology...

There was a time when the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade merger was a bad idea, but things change and now it's the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) and Chicago Board of Trade that are the wrong combination, observes columnist James Carlini. In...

Gov. Jim Doyle is urging the Wisconsin Legislature to act on his proposed investments in colleges and universities across Wisconsin. The governor said his plan would increase the number of college graduates, teachers, nurses, and engineers....

Timothy Jump, perhaps the most renowned high school teacher in the United States, will be in Milwaukee for the annual Wisconsin Entrepreneur's Conference, where he will describe his nationally acclaimed teaching method. Two years ago, a team of high school students instructed by Jump bested...

The acquisition of CDW by Chicago's Madison Dearborn Partners should not impact CDW's growth plans for Berbee Information Networks, company officials said in a conference call with investors. CDW, which acquired Berbee last year, plans to grow the Madison technology company into a $1 billion...

Management teams charged with building succession plans would be well advised to consider the company's chief information officer as someone that can be groomed for upper management, according to Steve Matheys, former CIO for Schneider National. Matheys, now the transportation firm's top marketing executive, said...

Beyond equity financing, early-stage technology and biotechnology businesses may still have a need for other forms of financing. In this 11th edition of Early Stage, Madison attorney Joe Boucher begins to run through the various business borrowing options....

Researchers studying the pattern of financing for women-owned businesses in the venture capital industry, where women receive only a small fraction of overall investment dollars, have found a similar pattern in the angel capital market. Their findings are consistent with other studies and the anecdotal...

The Enron scandal was symbolic of a wave of corporate malfeasance that shook the American business community and led to legislative fixes like Sarbanes-Oxley. In this edition of Boardroom Perspectives, Edgewood College business professor Denis Collins, who has written a book about the Enron debacle,...

Knowing that current malware solutions aren't going to be self-sustaining, professors at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are involved in a collaboration to help the good guys stay one step ahead in the computer virus Cold War. They have developed new software to combat the “on-the-fly"...