IT

Recognizing that it's a simple matter of economic survival, some rural communities are moving faster than larger suburbs in trying to plan and build new network infrastructure, notes columnist James Carlini. In this edition of Carlini's Comments, he said the result could be that rural...

Pavilion Technologies software products will be integrated into Rockwell Automation's factory automation suite following its acquisition by the Milwaukee-based firm. Pavilion's management team and employees also will become part of Rockwell's software segment. ...

TrafficCast International, a Madison-based provider of digital traffic data, has sold one of its travel applications to the Business Contingency Group, a leader in disaster recovery and emergency management planning services. The software will serve the Business Contingency Group's emergency operation and management centers. ...

By Nov. 1, Marshall & Ilsley Corp. and Metavante Corp. will become two separate, publicly traded entities. M&I shareholders recently voted to split off their company from Metavatne, a banking and payment technologies firm that has been a wholly owned subsidiary. ...

Gartner fellow Tom Austin doesn't necessarily believe that information technology is immaterial to business transformation because there are any number of examples where IT does matter if it is used to enable a persistent strategic advantage. During a presentation at the recent Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2007,...

The completion of a system-wide rollout of tablet PCs sets up the possibility of a chartless environment at Marshfield Clinic facilities. The rollout, which is the centerpiece of the clinic's electronic medical records system, began three years ago and is expected to bring improved patient...

The annual Elevator Pitch Olympics are back, as are the entrepreneurs and investors who will engage in them next month at the annual Wisconsin Early-Stage Symposium. Thus far, 50 companies have applied for a chance to pitch to investors, and about 30 eventually will be...

University of Wisconsin-River Falls professors Mark Bergland and Karen Klyczek have received yet another National Science Foundation grant to develop educational software. The NSF has awarded them a $450,000 grant to continue their development of Case-It, a case-based learning software that is training the next...