IT

Laid off. Downsized. Words that are heard often these days. That you would devote a significant amount of your time to finding another job is a given. But even the most aggressive job hunt won't take all your waking hours. There are only so many...

In a WTN news item earlier this month, John Rondy was kind enough to credit me with defining "geekonomics" as the discipline of managing innovation as if users actually matter; a willingness to recognize that "better" technology can still fail, utterly, if it's not what...

The number of workers that IBM employs in the U.S. declined by about 5% last year, but the company's overall head count is increasing because of overseas hiring. IBM finished 2008 with 115,000 U.S. employees, down from the 121,000 it reported at the end of 2007,...

The Federal Trade Commission recently reported that identity theft complaints increased 20% in 2008 compared to 2007. Reports from Wisconsin residents soared almost 30%. The number one identity theft prevention tip is to protect your Social Security Number.” The FTC, FBI, State of Wisconsin Offices...

Business process management (BPM) is a systematic approach to improving an organization's business processes. It ideally helps large companies better understand the complex interaction between employees and computer systems and automates mechanical business processes so employees can use their skills in more value-added ways. But...

I.B.M.’s interest in acquiring the server computer maker Sun Microsystems for nearly $7 billion may seem at first to be a reversal of its recent efforts to move away from the hardware business. But analysts say there is more to Sun than servers, which are used...

Milwaukee, WI – Tushaus is pleased to announce their new elevated status to a Gold Channel Partner with Symantec Corporation. The final certifications for the Symantec Gold Partnership status were completed by Tushaus in an effort to strengthen their Technology Risk Management Practice. ...

Kaiser Permanente and IBM Healthcare and Life Science group signed a $500 million, seven-year strategic agreement. The deal is designed to enhance the provider's information technology "real time health care delivery,” initiative to better serve its patients in the areas of insurance, claims and managed...

While so many CIOs are being forced to scale back projects and initiatives due to economic pressures, Cisco CIO Rebecca Jacoby sees opportunities to accelerate. One of her key points: CIOs are constantly seeing opportunities to boost productivity in their companies as well as their IT...

Business intelligence (BI) remains a top investment priority for companies of all sizes, but there are disconnects between these investments and the business value derived. In fact, only 15% to 20% of business users in organizations that have a business intelligence strategy are actually using...