Author: WTN News

Is real broadband connectivity just a fairy tale? Columnist James Carlini poses that question in his most recent edition of Carlini's Comments, and the answer will not please the major telecommunications firms. Carlini, long a proponent of fiber-to-the-home service that provides the highest possible bandwidth,...

There are some hard rules for companies facing the software “Build versus Buy” decision, but it's not always a cut-and-dried judgment call. In deciding whether to go “off-the-shelf” or design from within, organizations must ask themselves whether software development is a core competency - if...

Thanks to an error in the way it accounted for accounting for the revenue from contracts that contain both a license of software and related maintenance, Merge Healthcare again faces delisting from the NASDAQ Global Market. The company, which has delayed its financial report for...

To address the lack of rural broadband service in Wisconsin, Gov. Jim Doyle has announced $7.5 million in sales tax exemptions and tax credits for businesses to expand broadband access. It's a move that could provide cell phone and high-speed Internet service to 350,000 Wisconsin...

Timothy Stultz is leaving Imago Scientific Instruments, a company he has led since 2003, for the California-based Nanometrics, following the layoff of 10 Imago employees. Stultz will remain as chairman and be replaced as CEO by Tom Kelly, who founded the company and has...

CIOs who flinch at the mere mention of the word “auditor” must be feeling pretty jumpy in this heavily regulated era. Yet the right mindset and attitude toward compliance can pay off handsomely when it comes to improving information technology governance, and showing upper management...

In trying to make federal wiretapping laws respond to the terrorist threat and take into account modern technology and communications, the Bush Administration has pursued and Congress has enacted a controversial new wiretapping law. While many believe that some foreign surveillance reforms are overdue, WTN...

These are heady days for the Wisconsin biotech industry, as the recent financial success of TomoTherapy and NimbleGen would attest, and the presence of Mentor Corp. at University Research Park would argue, according to Jim Leonhart, executive vice president of the Wisconsin Biotechnology and Medical...