IT

With 2.3 billion shares traded on an annual basis, electronic trading technology cannot fail at Robert W. Baird, and that's the primary reason why CIO Brian Brylow and his information technology department are considered a strategic partner in the business, according to CEO Paul Purcell....

Delivering the opening keynote at Fusion 2008, Gartner's Mark McDonald continued to implore chief information officers to abandon "generic IT" in favor of a strategic focus that produces distinctive IT solutions. McDonald, group vice president and head of research executive programs for Gartner, told the...

Greg Smith, senior vice president and chief information officer for Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, did not start his career seeking to be a technology executive, but his ability to get things done convinced a former boss that he was the right person to lead Wheaton's information...

The expensive task of e-discovery in litigation just got more prohibitive thanks to the recent ruling of a U.S. Magistrate Judge on electronic keyword searches. In this is first installment of a new legal column called Digital Lex, attorney Mark Foley looks at the ramifications...

NovaShield, a Madison-based malware detection start up, has secured a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to tailor its detection software to fight a new generation of cyber threats. Formerly known as Securitas, the company will use its latest grant to help PC owners...

New Horizons Un-Limited, a non-profit organization that promotes computer literacy and other empowering skills among people with lifelong physical disabilities, is looking for additional corporate support. As a non-profit 501 C 3 organization, the Internal Revenue Service frowns on New Horizons seeking funds from foundations,...

In a transaction that is expected to close in the second quarter of 2008, the Milwaukee-based Rockwell Automation has acquired the European sensor supplier CEDES AG, headquartered in Landquart, Switzerland. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. ...

For St. Mary's Hospital in Madison, a recent physical expansion also presented an opportunity for a significant upgrade in healthcare information technology, including a forthcoming "go-live" for Epic Systems' electronic medical record software. Hospital president Frank Byrne freely admits that healthcare has been late to...