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The City of Whitewater and an innovation center located on the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus are in the process of developing a mixed-use business incubator. The facility will be designed to promote economic growth and to give newly minted UW-Whitewater graduates opportunities to work near...

Already known for its energy efficient building solutions and its attempts to build a next-generation hybrid car battery, Milwaukee's Johnson Controls is delving deeper into the alternative energy business. The Milwaukee-based company has established a renewable technologies unit that will develop geothermal, solar, biomass, wind,...

Selecting a third-party data center is a detailed task that upper management better devote some time to if they intend to outsource this corporate function, observes James Carlini, author of Carlini's Comments. As more business organizations look for outsourced facilities, the more they must perform...

Columnist Ogan Gurel knows the winners of the 2007 Medical Design Excellence Awards, but he's been sworn to secrecy until the winners are announced this spring. However, following his role as a judge in the contest, he provides a glimpse into the future of medical...

The completion of a state audit into information technology projects is still at least several weeks away, but the State of Wisconsin has scrapped yet another failed computer project. This time, the state Department of Workforce Development has pulled the plug on a $41.2 million...

Two Wisconsin companies have been selected to make presentations to potential investors during the annual Cleantech Venture Capital Forum in San Francisco. The companies, Orion Energy Systems of Plymouth and Best Energies of Madison, will present before a forum that has raised more than $700...

With businesses becoming increasingly dependent of information technology, it's vital for them to align IT with their business needs, opines Global Fusion columnist and WTN Editorial Director Mike Klein. More than one Wisconsin organization has done so with a corresponding alignment between IT and upper...

Gregg Fergus is probably the only professional who has ever flown from Madison to Silicon Valley just to reach the office, but his weekly commute is over. Fergus, who recently was named to the executive teams at Baird Venture Partners and Caden Biosciences, is counted...

Okay, there is a need to solve energy issues, and the Midwest could play a major role in renewable fuels, opines columnist James Carlini. However, practical solutions can be implemented by individuals without major lifestyle changes, he asserts in this edition of Carlini's Comments. ...

Framing the issue as a matter of leveling the playing field, the budget proposal submitted by Gov. Jim Doyle calls for applying the state sales tax to the downloading of digital information. A similar proposal failed to become part of the previous biennial state budget,...