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Metavante Corp., the financial technology subsidiary of Marshall & Ilsley Corp., has appointed two executives to key technology positions. The company, which has a history of promoting technologists, has named Gary Refinski as chief information officer and Dave Fortney as chief technology officer....

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...

One of the more productive partnerships in Wisconsin business ended last week when Baird Venture Partners officially exited its investment in NimbleGen Systems through the sale of NimbleGen to Roche. As a result of the Roche acquisition, NimbleGen will return a meaningful percentage of capital...

When it comes to promoting Wisconsin as a business location, the state's approach and the resources devoted to it have been lacking, writes Inside Wisconsin columnist Tom Still. The next state budget, which is now being hammered out in Madison, should not shortchange the need...

Jeff Williams, the new chief executive of Platypus Technologies, was brought back to Madison for his expertise in commercializing technology, and his new company will be giving him plenty of practice at bringing products to market. Platypus, which has developed nanotechnology-based research tools, is ready...

The term "project deliverables," the latest reincarnation of "We deliver," is one of the performance standards CIOs use to measure information technology projects, but they should not be the "be-all" and "end-all" of IT projects. In this WTN Guest Column, IT consultant Patrick Gray says...

A telling statistic in online sales is that 98 percent of Internet shoppers leave e-commerce sites without buying, but the smarter Internet marketers aren't letting go without a fight, according to columnist Troy Janisch. In this edition of Tech/Know, he touts new technology that is...

Technology convergence - namely IT and clinical medicine - will happen in ways that we cannot even imagine, according to MedTech Futures columnist Ogan Gurel. While we don't yet know the form, Dr. Gurel believes it's only a matter of time before this convergence is...

Tech transfer has several faces, including the medical informatics so prevalent in the Wisconsin economy, and two University of Wisconsin-Madison professors have developed software to add to that profile. Ray Vanderby and Hiro Kobayashi are pursuing a WARF patent for technology that images and quantifies...