IT

When Jeff Post took over as CEO at CUNA Mutual Group in 2005, he vowed to change what he called the "country club culture" at one of Madison's largest employers. While the financial services company was still profitable, Post said it was losing market share to...

A $2 million contract to provide Mediasite equipment to a university campus under construction in Saudi Arabia is Sonic Foundry’s biggest deal for 2009, chief executive and chairman Rimas Buinevicius told the company’s annual shareholders meeting at Monona Terrace on Thursday. The King Abdullah...

Perhaps not surprisingly, President Obama has formed a close friendship with the District of Columbia’s young, Blackberry-addicted, problem-solving mayor, Adrian Fenty. Now, the president has raided Mr. Fenty’s staff to name a youthful, Indian-born techno-whiz as his first federal chief information officer. The White House said...

How much pressure are CIOs feeling to deliver the proverbial more with less? At a lunch yesterday of IT and business executives in Madison, Wis., the strain was palpable. So was a creeping weariness with the do-more-with-less strategy that’s been the boast of every hotshot...

Prepare to enter the doldrums, because it may be the only way to get to recovery. In opening the Fusion 2009 CEO-CIO Symposium Wednesday evening, Gartner Vice President and Distinguished Analyst Jorge Lopez gave more than 100 information technology leaders tips on how to read cloaked...

The Mount Vernon Robotics Club competed Saturday in the Wisconsin FIRST Tech Challenge held in Appleton. The team finished second overall and was awarded the Innovate Award. The Innovate Award is given to the team that the judges feel has the most innovative and creative...

A sophisticated pan-enterprise search solution is a smart approach for effective information management and compliance, especially in highly-regulated industries that have little room for error. With a pan-enterprise search infrastructure in place, a company can access all its systems to quickly uncover vital information pertinent...

Here is some crisp strategic thinking I picked up this morning on software as a service from an innovative CIO in manufacturing. He considers CRM, HR, and probably e-mail as ready to be delivered via SaaS. Consider how vital those three pieces -- sales, people,...

Device is configured to open a secure SSL connection with a bank's servers to ensure safe banking transactions even if a PC is riddled with malware IBM's Zurich research laboratory has developed a USB stick that the company says can ensure safe banking transactions even...