Entrepreneurs

If the powers that be were seeking a blunt spokesman for the next chairman of the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society, they hit the jackpot with John Wade, VP/CIO, Saint Luke's Health System of Kansas City. Not one to mince words, Wade, the chair-elect of...

The man who led Fiserv from a small private company to a multi-billion dollar corporation will be inducted this month into the Wisconsin Business Hall of Fame. Leslie Muma, Fiserv's president and chief operating officer from 1984 to 1999, will join three other new inductees....

Customer engagement is the mantra of new and aggressive attempts to reach the public through new-media concepts. In this edition of Buzz Networks, columnist Paul Gibler looks at four companies that have revamped their approach and now are using web-based media to good effect....

Gov. Jim Doyle has announced the next steps in the state's effort to produce more alternative energy and address climate change. One of the first projects of the new Office of Energy Independence will be to work with the Public Service Commission on a clean...

Marshall & Ilsley Corp., a Milwaukee-based financial services corporation, has announced its plan to split off Metavante Corp. into an independent public company with the help of a New York private equity firm. Metavante, which offers banking and payments technologies to financial services firms and...

The United States Patent and Trademark Office's about-face on stem cell patents held by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation has some worried the state will lose some clout in the research community. Wisconsin officials continue to put on a brave face, but for the first...

Has your network infrastructure plan collapsed? asks columnist James Carlini. If so, the author of Carlini's Comments points to Fort Wayne, Ind. as a community that is both “wired and inspired,” and he advises Midwestern states to drive a hard bargain with “telcos” that want...

Six men have pled guilty in Milwaukee after selling millions of dollars worth of illegal copies of Rockwell Automation software over the Internet. The illegal copies were sold in more than 600 separate auctions on eBay, the Internet auction site....