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Wisconsin's entrepreneurial and investment climate was the focus of the 2007 Early-Stage Symposium in Madison, but amid the investment pitches and the talk of what Wisconsin is doing right, there are some real concerns about how Wisconsin stacks up against other states. In particular, entrepreneurs...

The need for data center space is becoming more acute in the Midwest, and a Wisconsin company is trying to meet that need with a new data center in Eau Claire. Wisconsin Independent Network, part of the Communications Management Group, has opened a 4,200-square-foot data...

Two Wisconsin organizations, University of Wisconsin-Parkside and the Center for Advanced Technology and Innovation, have been honored for inovaDRIVE, a technology-based economic development program that helps entrepreneurs compete in the global marketpalce. The organizations were recognized by the International Economic Development Council....

When it comes to reducing oil and gas consumption, much of the focus is on options like hybrid cars and alternative fuels, and rightfully so. But according to Paul Rozek of the Milwaukee-based professional services firm Jefferson Wells, there is a computer technology option to...

Just as Wisconsin is gaining some traction in the venture capital chase, a federal bill threatens to make the state less attractive to private-equity investors, particularly from outside Wisconsin, opines columnist Tom Still. In this edition of Inside Wisconsin, Still notes that the bill is...

An annual awards program that honors the most creative, cutting-edge implementations of enterprise technology has ranked a project from CUNA Mutual Group in its Top 100 for 2007. InfoWorld, in fact, ranks CUNA's new Claims Express system in its Top 10 along with projects from...

A $25 million computer project to track prisoners will be at least 18 months behind schedule in its opening stage as the result of a fourth delay, according to a report in the Wisconsin State Journal. Although the project has a fixed contract cost, the...

Boardroom credibility comes only with bottom-line results, and Runzheimer's Todd Oberg has plenty of opportunity to produce. Oberg, vice president of information technology for the Wisconsin-based management consulting firm, is at the forefront of transformation involving the firm's total-mobility program. ...

While there is no silver bullet to assure that information technology projects will succeed, it's possible to reduce the risk of failure through a sound vendor-selection process and well-managed contract negotiation and implementation, according to attorney Gina Carter. In this edition of IP Law, Carter...