IT

The next decade will be a good time to be a network system and data communications professional, but not so good to be a computer operator or programmer, according to the 10-year economic and employment predictions released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The overall...

Is there a control mechanism that allows computer programmers into production while still providing some assurance that they are not accidentally jeopardizing (or intentionally manipulating) software? You bet there is, and Jerry Norton explains it in this edition of Boardroom Perspectives. According to Norton, the...

Legislation known as the Cable Competition Bill now has passed both houses of the Wisconsin Legislature and is on its way to Gov. Jim Doyle's desk. The bill would end existing deals between local governments and cable companies, and establish a statewide franchise for service...

The non-statutory stock option, typically afforded executives in companies, has been the subject of the recent backdating scandals faced by a number of high-profile tech companies, noted legal columnist Sverre Roang. In this WTN Guest Column, Roang delves deeper into the “NSO” and explains why...

Could financial industry CIOs have better used IT to mitigate subprime exposure? The answer is yes, says columnist Patrick Gray, if the CIOs had expanded their definition of business intelligence. In this edition of Breakthrough IT, he states that simply building data repositories is not...

Admitting defeat is one of the most difficult things for human beings to do, and chief information officers are no different. Yet pulling the plug on failing information technology projects, before they become expensive mistakes, can bring benefits to the organization and the CIO, alike....

Trissential, a business improvement and project implementation company on a fast-growth track, has earned a 2007 Wisconsin Small Business Success Award. The award is given annually to eight businesses that have achieved success in adapting to new market conditions, business growth, or overcoming adversity. ...

The Brookfield-based Fiserv has completed its acquisition of CheckFree Corp., a provider of financial electronic commerce products and services. The financial information technology services company also announced that co-founder Norm Balthasar, senior vice president and chief operating officer, will officially retire on Dec. 31, 2007,...