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If commercial or residential buildings lack broadband connectivity, they might start seeing a lack of tenants, observes columnist James Carlini. That's why broadband connectivity is a key economic driver, he asserts in this edition of Carlini's Comments. Just ask the leaders of those rare municipalities...

In Wisconsin, the use of Social Security numbers was identified as the culprit of recent data breaches in state government agencies, but the solution actually lies elsewhere, according to attorney Mark Foley. In this edition of Digital Lex, which explores the intersection of information technology...

Ten years and 260 graduates later, Madison Area Technical College celebrated the 10th anniversary of its Cisco Networking Academy regional center, a public-private partnership designed to stimulate interest in computer networking careers. Since its inception in 1997, the Cisco academy has served more than 12,000...

Another Madison technology business is reporting higher revneues but another quarterly loss. Sonic Foundry, a rich media webcasting company, saw increases in revnue, billing, and service revenue, but reported a GAAP net loss of $2.3 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, in the second quarter...

The Carmel, Ind.-based ITT Educational Services, which already has more than 95 technical institutes in 34 states, has opened its newest technical institute in Madison. The institute offers career-focused, technology-oriented programs that reflect U.S. employment trends and employer needs. Among its four schools of study...

Wisconsin may be best known as a biotechnology state, but it's computing expertise is growing in reputation as well. Thanks to Google and Microsoft, which have opened offices in Madison, and the new Milwaukee Institute, Wisconsin has found its place as a “Silicon Oasis” on...

For the second time in a week, a major technology company has opened an office in downtown Madison. Following Microsoft's decision to open an office in Wisconsin's Capital City, Google has opened an office here to focus on hardware and software systems design and take...

The world's new trade routes are electronic, but the United States has failed to make the necessary investments in high-speed broadband, according to columnist James Carlini. In this edition of Carlini's Comments, he said America's reputation as a technology leader will be damaged if it...

For the first time, a Fortune 500 company has set up stakes in Wisconsin for the purpose of tapping university talent. Microsoft, which already had established a commercial presence here with its acquisition of Jellyfish.com, now plans to open a database research lab to leverage...

Asheville Savings Bank, one of the oldest banking networks in North Carolina, has signed a long-term agreement to deploy Metavante Technology's core electronic banking services and PIN debit access. The Milwaukee-based Metavante, a developer of banking and payments technology, was spun out of its former...