IT

Metropolitan Milwaukee ranks 34th nationally in high-tech employment and a disappointing 55th in high-tech job growth, according to the 2008 Cyber Cities report issued by the American Electronics Association. These and other Cyber City numbers have placed added importance on collaborative efforts like the Milwaukee...

The Ninth Circuit Court says employers may no longer monitor their employees' text messages without permisison. The court has ruled that the Ontario, Calif. Police Department violated the Stored Communications Act and its employees' privacy rights by inquiring about the content of certain text messages....

Jim Schneller is stepping down as chief executive of the software engineering firm Esterline AVISTA and will be succeeded by Tim Budden, who has served as the company's vice president of engineering. Esterline AVISTA, a subsidiary of Esterline Technologies Corp., provides software development and systems...

TrafficCast, a Madison-based traffic data provider, has entered into a strategic partnership to provide real-time travel advisories on mobile devices. Its partner, the Berkley-based Apisphere, provides location-awareness services for mobile business applications. Combined, they plan to develop solutions that help consumers change their travel routes...

For chief information officers, making the business case for Web 2.0 collaboration tools is getting easier, and it is positively overpowering if people in the organization are clamoring for them, according to Brian Haven of Forrester Research. In this interview with WTN, conducted at the...

Gundersen Clinic may have struck a blow for businesses across Wisconsin by defeating the Department of Revenue in a dispute over whether certain computerized equipment is exempt from the property tax. In this Guest Column from attorneys at the law firm Foley and Lardner, taxpayers...

Six months after canceling a previous Request for Proposal, the state Department of Health and Family Services has issued another RFP to secure technical planning and design services for a state-level health information exchange. The initial RFP was canceled due to vendor concerns about a...

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has selected 12 metropolitan areas or states, including Madison, to take part in a national demonstration project on the use of electronic medical records. The project, announced by HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt, will provide financial incentives for...