Entrepreneurs

With all the buzz about the need to align information technology with the business, organizations may be forgetting another crucial piece to successful IT implementations - engagement between IT and upper management throughout the process. Rick Davidson, senior vice president of global information services for...

“You don't get Superman by paying Jimmy Olson wages,” observes columnist James Carlini, which means that downsizing and other cost-cutting personnel decisions made at the height of the dotcom bust are now coming home to roost. In this edition of Carlini's Comments, he notes that...

Merge Healthcare reported an annual net loss of $258.5 million, or $7.67 per diluted share, in a difficult 2006 that saw several executives resign in the wake of financial reporting errors. However, the medical imaging and software company's new chief executive says the company will...

Misclassifying employees as independent contractors for unemployment insurance tax purposes can lead to an audit of your business, warns Early Stage columnist Joe Boucher. In this case, the business proprietor will have the burden of proof in defending the contractor status of all similarly classified...

For the second consecutive year, Milwaukee-based ZyStor Therapeutics has been selected to present at the annual InvestMidwest Venture Capital forum. The company, which is developing enzyme replacement therapies to treat rare genetic disorders, is looking to raise $15 million or more for Phase I clinical...

Connecture has quietly become one of Wisconsin's largest software companies, but it would not have happened without some trial and error for technology executive Dan Maynard, according to Leading IT columnist Geoff Bastow. Maynard is on solid ground again after the roller coaster ride of...

Strong economic conditions have provided more optimism for chief information officers, as more CIOs have told Robert Half that they plan to ramp up hiring in the second quarter of 2007. The company's latest hiring report indicates that 14 percent of CIOs plan to add...

Nearly 50 Wisconsin businesses, including prominent employers like Rockwell Automation, Manpower, and GE Healthcare, have pledged to support health information technology through the use of interoperability standards. The pledge came during a recent visit by Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt, who was here...