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Incentive stock options can be wonderful assets, both for the company trying to provide attractive incentives to its employees and to the employees who have options that go up in value as they help the company succeed, according to columnist Sverre Roang. In this WTN...

What's an investor to do when assessing the prospects of a promising new biotechnology? In this WTN guest column, former University of Wisconsin-Madison professor and medical researcher Steve Clark provides the right question to ask, and it has more to do with assessing risk than...

The information technology department isn't dead, but it needs to grow in a different direction, according to Peter Coffee, director of platform research for Salesforce.com, which provides customer relationship management (CRM) and other application services over the Web. In a wide-ranging Visions interview with WTN,...

Whether it's tech, biotech, or "any old job," candidates who do their homework in the job search are more likely to impress their prospective employers. Since knowledge of the business is a growing expectation of chief information officers and other technology managers, this advise is...

Sonic Foundry said it has taken the first step to use Microsoft's Silverlight on its next generation version of Mediasite. Silverlight, a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in that supports rich media experiences on the web, is expected to simplify and enhance Mediasite 4.3, the first release under...

Biotechnology and healthcare industry veteran Noel Doheny is the new chief executive officer for OpGen, Inc., a Madison-based company that provides DNA analysis for infectious disease management. The company, which is commercializing a DNA analysis technology known as optical mapping, cited Doheny's ability to commercialize...

The Wisconsin Rapids mill of NewPage Corp. is one of four projects to receive a total of $114 million in U.S. Department of Energy grants designed to promote alternative energy production. The mill will use a $30 million grant to produce diesel fuel from wood...

Following an examination of what went wrong with several large-scale information technology projects, the Assembly Speaker's Task Force on Information Technology Failures has made a series of recommendation on how to fix the problems. Among their fixes are smaller project sizes, less software customization, and...