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Health officials used information technology to respond to the most recent E. coli outbreak, but they are just beginning to leverage IT in such crises. A combination of federal and Wisconsin-based tools will be employed to deal with future outbreaks. ...

GSI Commerce, Inc. an e-commerce service provider, has opened its new customer contact center in Eau Claire. The $8 million location is expected to support more than 700 jobs, and offers GSI redundancy in the event the hurricane season disables its customer care center in...

Two start-up companies with unique products have been recognized in a 20-year-old business contest sponsored by the Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corp. STAGES, LLC, a web-based business that serves the real estate industry, and KingBuilt.com, which markets its heating products to manufacturers, walked away...

You say you've never heard of wikis, that Web 2.0 component that encourages conversations and draws on the power of social computing? According to the Gartner Group, half of all companies will use them internally by 2009, replacing or supplementing Intranet sites. Buzz Networks columnist...

An ethanol glue factory? The leftover residue from the ethanol production process may be more than just a by-product from which more ethanol can be produced, it might be used to produce a value-added product - glue - more affordably. If University of Wisconsin associated...

State politicians have stem cells on the brain when it comes to supporting Milwaukee's academic research centers, but Inside Wisconsin columnist Tom Still argues they should instead focus on making sure those centers collaborate to reach their full potential and advance the region's tech economy....

Governor Jim Doyle proposed a joint public-private initiative that would allocate $80 million in state funds and leverage an additional $370 million in private investment for the development of renewable energy programs in Wisconsin. The initiative includes the nation's first cellulosic ethanol plant, and a...

If you want to know what it takes to survive for 20 years in the brutal world of technology, a Wisconsin-based company provides a constantly-changing blueprint. Paragon Development Systems has evolved from a memory chip broker to a provider of virtual infrastructures with an agile...

Until recently, online communities have operated as kind of an inner sanctum, but a former University of Wisconsin computer science professor has joined Yahoo in an attempt to leverage such community interaction into business opportunities. Raghu Ramakrishnan, who is forming a working group to explore...

Mirus Bio Corp., a biopharmaceutical firm operating from the University Research Park, has developed a new method to use its DNA and RNA injection technology to target gene activity. The new technique could make analyzing gene function in vivo more efficient and affordable for researchers,...