IT

Many technology start-ups think that their businesses are entirely unique. Yet, they face many of the same issues as any business. Indeed, many tech companies are family businesses. So, let's take a look at a few things that tech companies might learn from companies outside...

A poorly implemented or misaligned IT project can be like a millstone around a CIO's neck. Unfortunately, sometimes the only way for IT leaders to get on with their work is to remove the weight of those millstones altogether. Pulling the plug on an IT project...

A group of 38 computer scientists, law professors and security experts is urging Google to do to more to protect Gmail, Google Calendar and Google Docs from snooping. Specifically, the group is asking Google to use a standard encryption technology, known as HTTPS, that is commonly...

A second attempt by the University of Wisconsin System to install a new computer payroll program is millions of dollars over budget and a year behind schedule. Moreover, a company fired over subpar work creating Wisconsin's statewide voter database in 2007 is working as a...

TECHNOLOGY blogs have wondered whether Google is a lumbering giant in this Twitter moment, unable to handle streams of tweets that were broadcast just seconds earlier. Google moves faster than some of its critics think. But even if didn’t, the more important question is this: Do...

New Coke. Chia pets. Ashton Kutcher. All are bad ideas that should have been snuffed out before they emerged into public consciousness. All are things that make you scratch your head and say, "What in God's name were they thinking?" Unfortunately, the tech world is full...

Inacom Information Systems CEO and Co-founder Laurie Benson was honored recently by the U.S. Small Business Administration as its 2009 National Women in Business Champion winner. She earned the award for her efforts to help women succeed in business. Benson, who has led Inacom for 25...

Despite the continued slow economy throughout 2008, Dane County's technology industries continued to add to their ranks at a steady pace and combined to generate nine percent more revenue in 2008, according to the 2009 Greater Madison, Wisconsin Area Directory of High-Tech Companies published by...