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A Madison-area company developing virtual training platforms for medical schools will receive angel funding from state investors. Medical Cyberworlds, a University of Wisconsin-Madison spin off, is developing interactive simulations that aim to improve doctor-patient relationships and revitalize healthcare education....

If your IT projects are plagued by those premature celebrations, it might be time to establish a new "toll-gate" process during the project-design phase, according to columnist Patrick Gray. In this edition of Breakthrough IT, he suggests giving your project teams a list of smart...

It would appear that a declining number of companies are attracting more venture investment dollars, according to the quarterly investment report released by Ernst & Young and Dow Jones VentureOne. Wisconsin was symbolic of that trend, reporting only two deals for a robust total of...

Skeptics still abound, but two Department of Administration officials assured state lawmakers that new management practices should improve the state's performance on information technology implementations. Mike Morgan, secretary of the DOA, and Oskar Anderson, the state's chief information officer, told the Joint Legislative Audit Committee...

His company's recent loss of market share provided the backdrop for his talk at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2007, but Michael Dell made it clear that Dell Computers isn't content to accept its position as number two in the PC and server market. The Texas-based computer...

What can inventors do in response to the controversial KSR patent reform case? When considering patent protection, they should analyze the prior art landscape, according to Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek attorneys Jeffrey McIntyre and Jonathan Fritz. In this edition of IP Law, they write that understanding...

Fiserv Inc., a Brookfield-based provider of technology and service solutions, will integrate the analytical and statistical tools of BancIntelligence after acquiring the Atlanta company for an undisclosed price. BancIntelligence's solutions will be rolled into Fiserv's bank and credit union product suite....

Some of the nation's cancer patients soon may be treated by physicians who have an improved software tool for the treatment of brain tumors. Kyron Clinical Imaging will use a $200,000 federal grant to further develop its brain-imaging tool, which has received Food and Drug...

When American companies leave their homeland domain and venture into China, they don't necessarily take their trademarks and domain names with them, according to columnist and attorney Deborah Wilcox. In this edtion of IP Online, Wilcox offers some advice on how U.S. businesses can protect...