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Forward Wisconsin, which uses public and private funds to promote the state for business expansions, is ending 25 years of selling Wisconsin to out-of-state executives. Forward will transfer its marketing functions to the state Department of Commerce, which can do it more efficiently, Commerce Secretary Richard...

If there’s a fundamental mistake made by CIOs in dealing with CFOs it’s going into meetings talking CIO talk—clouds, SaaS, virtualization—and not getting that the CFO may not understand and, critically, may not care at all. A CFO’s primarily workplace deliverable is not staying on...

Over the past two days I've been attending sessions at the Security Practitioners Conference, which is run as a component of The Open Group Conference in San Diego. Much of the content yesterday focused on security in the cloud, with bigwigs from Salesforce.com, Amazon Web...

John Senne is one of the lucky ones. He got the news that his team at Torex, a global point-of-sale systems provider based in Chicago, was being eliminated in mid-January. Senne, who supported the sales group by building demos of POS systems for potential new...

A new analysis by the New York-based Commonwealth Fund of HIT deployment in seven industrialized countries finds that physicians’ adoption of health IT is highly variable, with the United States lagging well behind the other countries. The study also found that physicians with greater IT capacity...

In this latest installment from the Life Is Not Fair department, we return to the issue of whether the dogmatic notion of aligning IT with the business was in fact carved on the stone tablets given to Moses. As you wrestle with the pressures of...

Lack of governance is the biggest obstacle to enterprise Open Source implementations. Getting the projects under control is step one. Open source deployments are becoming more pervasive as enterprise IT shops get more comfortable using the software. But open source can present challenges, and organizations would...

Organizations that experienced a data breach in 2008 paid an average of $6.6 million last year to rebuild their brand image and retain customers, according to a new study. Ponemon Institute, a Tucson based research firm, looked at 43 organizations that reported a data breach last...

Safe assumption: Teens are online. Unsafe: Retirees aren’t. About nine out of 10 US consumers ages 12 to 24 use the Internet. That is not surprising. But more than one-half of those ages 65 to 69 are online as well, and Internet-using 70-to-74-year-olds make up 45% of...