Author: WTN News

"Economic development equals broadband connectivity and broadband connectivity equals jobs" is a long-running mantra of columnist James Carlini. Recent news out of Australia and Virginia offer more proof, he writes in this edition of Carlini's Comments, and any community that hasn't installed the appropriate network...

In what is being described as strictly a cost-cutting move, Metavante Corp. has fired about 180 people employed at its North American locations, but the impact on its Wisconsin workforce is unknown. Metavante, a subsidiary of Marshall and Illsley Corp., has offices in Milwaukee, Madison,...

By early next year, Wisconsin should know if it is on the short list of sites for the coveted National Bio and Agro Defense Facility, which would replace the aging Plum Island Animal Disease Center on Long Island, N.Y. In his latest Inside Wisconsin column,...

TrafficCast International, a Madison-based software maker that provides route-specific travel time forecasts in the United States and China, has earned high-profile clients and new investors. The company serves an expanding market of people and professionals that must be precisely right on time....

On December 6, Charlie Hoslet, director of the UW-Madison Office of Corporate Relations, and Paul Pucci, manger of the WiSys Technology Foundation, will hold court in Wausau to describe how north central Wisconsin businesses can take advantage of the university system's resources....

In coming to the aid of a senior citizen in need of a tech solution, Chris Shipley has discovered a promising e-mail printer and news service. In this version of DEMO Letter, Shipley offers her qualified endorsement to the HP Printing Mailbox with Presto Service,...

Former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson is one of three partners in a proposed ethanol plant for the Walworth County village of Sharon. An estimated 55 new full-time jobs would be created by the construction of the proposed plant, which would produce between 105 and 120...

Information technology leadership sometimes means serving as the chokepoint, especially when people haven't done their due diligence on business processes and business need. Mike Jackson, vice president of global business services and CIO of Rockwell Automation, expects his IT staffers to do their homework before...

Madison, Wis. - CleanTech Partners will receive $1.5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy for a project that will attempt to produce cellulosic ethanol at paper mills by extracting the sugars from wood chips before they are pulped for paper making. Masood Akhtar, president of...