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A molecular diagnostic assay that simultaneously detects and differentiates several types of influenza in a single specimen has been cleared for marketing by the Food and Drug Administration. The product, developed by the Milwaukee-based Prodesse, is the first cleared infectious disease test to detect as...

The incentive stock option, commonly called an “ISO,” may carry a litany of requirements, and the dreaded ATM tax can rear its ugly head, but legal columnist Sverre Roang believes this option can be very beneficial for employees of early-stage and technology companies. In this...

What are the real issues that all the prognosticators seem to overlook with their presidential candidate analysis and predictions? They are almost too numerous to count, especially when it comes to the future of technology and network infrastructure, says columnist James Carlini. In this edition...

Two products under development by Third Wave Technologies to test for high-risk varieties of the Human Papilloma Virus have passed another test on their way to clinical trials before the Food and Drug Administration. High-risk types of the HPV have been identified as a cause...

Skilled IT professionals will command average pay increases of 5.3 percent more in 2008 than they did in 2007, according to a new Robert Half Technology survey. The IT staffing company has identified wireless communication as one of the top areas driving IT hiring in...

The strategic relevance of IT has never been more accepted, yet too many CIOs still are caught in the trap of “generic IT,” according to guest columnist Mark McDonald of Gartner, Inc. The good news is that they can escape that trap, and demonstrate business...

Many strategic initiatives fail not from a lack of sponsorship or rigorous project management, but because technical details are overemphasized at the expense of business essentials. In this edition of Boardroom Perspectives, Robert Balon outlines five pitfalls of major initiatives, and stresses that interaction with...

For the fourth consecutive year, Technology Futures, Inc. has provided a list of technology trends for the forthcoming year. While common trends are outlined, the list is not simply a recounting of early predictions from Gartner, Forrester, and the like, but contains some surprises in...