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Depending on your current definition of broadband network connectivity, you might want to update your high-speed frame of reference, advises columnist James Carlini. In this edition of Carlini's Comments, he suggests that trying to explain real high-speed broadband, the one-gigabit variety, to the "powers that...

Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services Secretary Kevin Hayden has told an Assembly committee that his department is working with Electronic Data Systems to change the practice of using Social Security numbers as personal identifiers. The decision follows the release of such private information...

Sluggish economic conditions in the corporate and financial services sectors is the culprit for a first quarter loss of approximately $3.5 million, or $0.10 per share, for the Madison-based Sonic Foundry. The rich media communications company, which reported quarterly revenue of approximately $2.5 million, found...

Metavante Technologies, a developer of financial software that recently was spun out of M&I Corp., has reported net income of $49.5 million, or $0.41 per share, for 2007. The profitable performance comes on full-year revenue of just under $1.6 billion, which represents a six percent...

With talk of recession reverberating around the nation, Gov. Jim Doyle's sixth State of the State address focused on economic development. The governor repeated his calls for capital gains reform and other efforts to stimulate capital formation, and announced additional spending for alternative fuel development. ...

The Vernon Hills-based CDW Corp. has reported record 2007 sales, and its 2006 acquisition of Berbee Information networks is given much of the credit. Now known as CDW Berbee, the Madsion information technology company contributed to a 20 percent annual sales surge for CDW. ...

Will the new WiMAX signal truly revolutionize high-speed wireless Internet service in Madison and beyond? That's the claim of TDS Telecommunications Corp., which launched the service this week amid much fanfare and promise. At least one broadband champion thinks the speed of the service is...

Increased investment in technology and its own regional expansion are among the reasons Rockwell Automation reported a first quarter earnings increase of 19.6 percent. The company said its earnings came with a 16 percent increase in revenue. ...

The 2007 opening of Madison's first heart hospital, an all-digital hospital within Meriter Hospital, has given Meriter more than a new care unit. The new cardiac care hospital provided an opportunity for several information technology upgrades, with the possibility of more (including a Picture Archiving...

Denis O'Leary, a private investor and consultant with expertise in enterprise technology, has been appointed to Fiserv's Board of Directors. O'Leary, also a member of the advisory boards of Hewlett Packard Corp. and Information Week magazine, will serve on the Audit Committee of Fiserv's board. ...