Economy

SAN JOSE, CA – The global hospital information systems market will climb past $35 billion by 2015, according to a new forecast by Global Industry Analysts. The United States represents the largest market in the world. The U.S. hospital information system market is experiencing...

Some ethanol plants were announced with a big splash, including a YouTube video featuring former Gov. Tommy Thompson. But now, Wisconsin's ethanol and biodiesel industries face some financial messes. The state's largest ethanol plant, Renew Energy in Jefferson, has filed for bankruptcy. A proposed $195 million plant that...

Twelve UW-Madison faculty members have been named finalists to compete for five spots in the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, the public part of a $150 million public-private research building going up on the 1300 block of University Avenue. The institute, to focus on biotechnology, nanotechnology and...

The U.S. economic recovery is at least a year out, slamming the brakes on IT and other business capital initiatives, according to a broad-based survey of 200 companies conducted in the fourth quarter of 2008 by the Boston-based Delphi Group. Spending on information technology initiatives...

Layoffs are hard on everyone, but your team could grow stronger despite budget cutbacks. My last two columns have talked about conducting triage on your IT projects and what you should do in shutting down those projects that don’t make the cut. Now, what about your IT...

How to save make-or-break IT initiatives in troubled times There was a joke at the height of the Cold War: What should you do in the event of nuclear missile attack? Take shelter, duck and cover, then kiss your butt goodbye. If you're trying to save...

Federal relief alone won't sustain the economy. A new Cabinet position would help to sharpen the focus on the innovation needed in the U.S.—and worldwide We are experiencing more than an economic setback. In effect, it's an economic reset. This requires a reexamination of government,...

Pharmacia, a company bought by Pfizer in 2003 was found by a jury to have illegally overcharged Wisconsin’s Medicaid program and could face $144 million in penalties the state’s attorney general said. A Dane County jury in Madison, Wisconsin found that Pharmacia should pay $7 million...