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What's the prognosis for GE's recent acquisition of Abbott's diagnostic units? While there are many synergies, the one missing piece for both companies is deploying IT solutions to integrate evidence and data, according to MedTech Futures columnist Dr. Ogan Gurel. Perhaps there is one more...

A little collegiality goes a long way toward adopting technology in the University of Wisconsin System, according to Ed Meachen, associate vice president of learning and information technology. In fact, it's essential to managing technology adoption across 26 institutions of higher learning with 163,000 students...

Several high profile security breaches at the state level not only have Wisconsin residents fuming, but they have State Senator Ted Kanavas calling for a performance audit of data security practices. In a letter to the chairmen of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee, Kanavas said...

Avolte Venture Partners, a venture capital fund announced last year, has reached its initial capital-raising goal and is ready to consider Midwestern and Wisconsin investments in life science and information technology. The fund intends to make 10 to 15 investments ranging from $1 million to...

Madison's Sonic Foundry has reported a net loss of $1.4 million or 4 cents per share for the first quarter of fiscal year 2007. The revenue picture was much brighter, however, as the company reported an 84 percent revenue increase over the first quarter of...

Next Generation columnist Tony DiRomualdo is back after a holiday hiatus, and he is taking note of the latest episode of “CEOs Gone Wild” featuring Bob Nardelli, who was asked to leave Home Depot. A bitter pill to swallow, he writes, but $210 million worth...

Fiserv, a Brookfield-based information management firm, reported a $45 million loss in the fourth quarter of 2006 compared to the same period in 2005. The Fortune 500 company said the loss is partly attributed to one-time gains that boosted its performance in late 2005....

Beware of data center companies that don't want to show off their goods, opines columnist James Carlini. If they don't want to open their facilities to prospective customers, it begs the following questions: what are they hiding or what are they missing? Make sure you...

BEST BioDiesel has received the necessary permits to build an eight million gallon biodiesel plant in the southwestern Wisconsin community of Cashton. While soybean oil will be the primary raw material, the facility will be equipped to produce biodiesel fuel from a variety of feedstock....